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Jackson and Eure Lead Monarchs Past Spartans 7-3

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: May 05, 2000
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NORFOLK, VA. (May 5) - Junior righthander J.D. Jackson (Sallisaw, OK.) pitched a complete game victory and third baseman Jeff Eure (Pillow, PA.) knocked in two runs on three hits May 5 to lead the Monarchs of Old Dominion to a 7-3 win over crosstown rival Norfolk State. The Monarchs improve to 28-17-1, while the Spartans end the season with a 24-22 mark.

Jackson scattered eight hits in pitching his second complete game of the year. He issued no walks and fanned only one batter as the Monarchs have won nine of their last ten games.

Eure singled home Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.) in the third and tripled home Hummel in the fifth. In the first inning, Tim Hummel tripled home Joe Troilo (Avondale, Pa.) and Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.) followed with a single to score Hummel.

The Spartans scored in the first inning as Eric Crozier tripled, then scored on Quinton Jones single. In the third inning, the Spartans to a 3-2 lead as Brian Smith doubled and later scored on a Monarch error. Terrence Bain, who reached on an error scored on a sacrifice fly by Crozier.

Hummel had two hits on the day, while Musolf only one. Hummel now takes over the CAA batting lead from Musolf with a .416 average, while Musolf is second at .413. VCU's Jason Dubois is third at .410. For NSU, Crozier finished the season with 47 runs batted in and Jones with 55.

The Monarchs travel to Durham, NC to play at Duke on Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m, then return home on Monday to play Radford at 5 p.m, and again on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The final game of the homestand is with nationally ranked Wake Forest on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

NSU   102 000 000 -3-8-2
ODU   202 110 01x 7-12-2

NSU Battery:Claudell Clark , Scott Schneider (6) and Chris Mann
ODU Battery: J.D. Jackson and John Oehler

WP:Jackson (5-3) LP: Clark (7-4)

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