Rutgers Beats Monarchs, 9-1
NORFOLK, VA. (Feb. 26) - Sophomore lefthander Buddy Gallagher pitched a complete game four-hitter to lead the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers to a 9-1 victory over Old Dominion University on Feb. 26. Rutgers is now 3-2, while the Monarchs drop to 2-7-1. Gallagher walked two and fanned seven on the day.
The Monarchs lone run came in the eighth as Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.) walked then moved to second on Joe Troilo's (Avondale, Pa.)single. Jason Greiner (Wexford, Pa.) moved them up on a groundout and Musolf scored on the rbi ground out by Travis Silver (Asheville, NC.). Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.) led the Monarchs with two hits, but sophomore Jeff Eure (Pillow, PA.) had his eight game hitting streak stopped. He leads the team with a .359 batting average.
Third baseman Jake Daubert knocked in four runs for Rutgers with a two-run double in the first inning and a two-run homer in the fourth. Shortstop Darren Fenster had three hits and two runs batted in and Todd Speedy hit a solo homer in the fourth right after Daubert hit his.
The two teams complete the three-game series Feb. 27 beginning at 1 p.m.
RUTGERS 210 500 100 9-12-1 ODU 000 000 010 1-4-3 Rutgers Battery: Buddy Gallagher and Ken Ulrich ODU Battery: Shawn Weaver, Parker Friske(4), Mike Hoover(8) Dan McAfee(9) and Travis Silver. WP:Gallagher(2-0) LP:Weaver (1-2) HR:Rutgers-Daubert(1), Speedy(1)