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Monarchs Fall to UNCW in Baseball Slugfest, 15-10

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 09, 2000
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NORFOLK, VA. (April 9) -- Senior rightfielder Mike Foucht drove in eight runs to lead UNC Wilmington to a 15-10 victory over the Monarchs of Old Dominion Sunday afternoon. The Seahawks are now 26-12 overall and 10-2 in the CAA, while ODU drops to 19-16-1 overall and 6-6 in the CAA.

Foucht double home Justin Wishon, Blayne Joyner and Daniel Marsh in the third inning, then singled home Marsh and Joyner in the sixth inning which gave UNCW a 10-9 lead. In the eighth with the game tied at ten, Foucht slammed a three-run homer with Marsh and Joyner aboard to give UNCW the lead for good. Reliver Charlie Weatherby came on in the fifth inning and allowed only one run and fanned eight to pick up the win.

Old Dominion's All-American candidate Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.) led the Monarchs with three hits and six runs batted in. He slammed a grand slam homer with Jeff Eure (Pillow, Pa.), Brent Sollenberger (Chambersburg, Pa.) and David Vilardi (Fishkill, NY.) aboard in the second. He singled home Vilardi in the first and fourth innings. Hummel has now hit seven homers and two grand slams this year (the other against Princeton) and is hitting .427 with 48 rbi's. He hit .556 this week with 16 runs driven in.

Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.) also had three hits on the day for the Monarchs to put his batting average at .417. For UNCW, Justin Wishon had three hits and scored three times. Wishon reached base 12 times in the three-game series.

The Monarchs return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to N.C. State for a 7 p.m. contest in Raleigh, NC.


UNCW 014 302 032 -15-16-2 ODU 240 211 000 -10-13-2 UNCW Battery: Chris Coughlin, Charlie Weatherby (5) and Daniel Marsh. ODU Battery: Mike Hoover, Kevin Evans(4),JD Jackson(6), Jon Tinkham (8) and Travis Silver WP: Weatherby(3-2) LP:Jackson (3-3)

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