Delaware Takes Series Opener, 8-6
March 9, 2012
Trailing 5-0, ODU (3-9/0-1)rallied for four runs in the third inning on an RBI triple by Shawn Sizemore scoring Brent Frazier, then Sizemore scored from third on Drew Coker's groundout. Senior firstbaseman Chris Baker homered to right to complete the scoring, and giving him a team best third homer of the season.
Delaware was led by Nick Ferdinand with two RBI and two hits along with ALex Mauri with two hits and Brock Niggebrugge with three hits and an RBI.
Starting pitcher Eric Young picked up his third win of the season with relief help from Jeff Murray and Stephen Richter. Young came into the game not allowing a run until the Monarchs scored four in the third. He then settled down and shut down ODU with 13 in a row until the Monarchs scored in the eighth.
ODU and Delaware play game two of the League series Saturday at 3 p.m.
UD 401 120 000=8-9-0 ODU 004 000 020=6-6-2
UD Battery: Young, Murray(8), Richter(8) and Burgess ODU Battery:Harris, Verlander(3), G.Tomchick (5), E.Baker(8) and Tutwiler,Perez(9).
WP: Young (3-0) LP: Harris(0-2) SAVE: Richter(1) HR: ODU-Baker (3)