Richmond Outslugs Monarchs, 14-9

March 19, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 19, 2008

Box Score

RICHMOND, VA-- The University of Richmond, led by Billy Barber pounded out 15 hits and three homers to defeat Old Dominion, 15-9 Wednesday afternoon. The Monarchs are now 10-9, and Richmond is 8-11-1.

David Burns (Jacksonville, FL.), Jake McAloose (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Bryan Cipolla (Plainview, NY).led the Monarchs with two hits each. Cipolla knocked in two runs and Burns drove in four.

In the ODU six-run third, Cipolla singled home McAloose and Chris Keenan (Chesapeake, VA.). With Max Most, Cipolla and Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, Va.), aboard, Burns hit a grand slam homer to give ODU a 6-3 lead. It was Burns' Fifth homer of the year.

In the sixth Chris Keenan's plated Burns on a fielder's choice, and Jimmy Miles singled to score Chris Buss (Rosemont, MN.). ODU scored in the ninth when pinch hitter Chris Baker (Chesapeake, VA. )singled home Cipolla.

Barber slammed two homers and knocked in five runs on the day. He hit a two-run shot in the third inning and Mike Mergenthaler followed with another two-run homer. Barber then slammed a three-run shot in the fifth.

ODU returns to CAA action this weekend for a three-game series with James Madison beginning Friday at 7 p.m.