ODU Now 20-3 with 13-11 CAA Win Over Georgia State
March 17, 2006
ATLANTA, GA--Senior shortstop Jesse Schoendienst (Belcamp, MD.) hit a two-run homer with one out in the top of the 11th inning to lift Old Dominion University ( 20-3/4-0) to a 13-11 CAA victory over Georgia State (9-9/2-2). ODU has won nine straight and is off to its best start since 1994.
Schoendienst hit his second homerun of the season with Keith Hahn (Valley Stream, NY.) aboard. Senior Dana Arrowood (Woodbridge, VA.) picked up the win in relief. He pitched two-plus innings allowing no runs, one walk and one strikeout.
ODU led 7-4 after six innings, and 11-9 going into the bottom of the ninth. The Panthers came back as Wesley Wilson singled home Jean Rochon-Salvas to make it 11-10, then tied the game as Chase Childers singled home Nick McEntyre with two outs.
Jimmy Miles led ODU with four hits, while pitcher/designated hitter Dana Arrowood knocked in three runs on two hits. The Monarchs slammed three homers on the day. Besides Schoendienst' game winner, catcher Patrick Nichols (Chesapeake, VA.) hit his team leading ninth of the season, a two-out, two run shot with Arrowood aboard in the seventh. Nichols is second in the CAA in homers to JMU's Kellen Kulbacki. Freshman Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, VA.) led off the third inning with a solo shot. Schoendienst also had three hits on the day.
Georgia State was led by Justin Newman with three hits and two runs batted in, while Wilson and Childers each knocked in two runs with two hits each. The two teams will play game two of the series on Saturday at 2 p.m. The 1994 ODU baseball team was 21-2
ODU 105 010 220 02-13-16-1 GSU 100 300 232 00 -11-17-3
ODU: Gunter, Jones (7), Fetterly (8), Hansen(9), Arrowood(9) and Nichols GSU :Hicks, Carder(8), Bennett(10)McEntyer(10) and McEntyer,McQueary-Ennis(11)
WP: Arrowood(1-0), LP: McEntyre(1-1) HR: ODU Nichols, Shawler, Schoendienst