Shawler Pitches Monarchs Over Georgia State, 5-2 In CAA Tournament Opener
May 23, 2007
WILMINGTON, NC--Old Dominion University sophomore Anthony Shawler (11-2) pitched a complete game to lead the top seeded Monarchs (34-22) to a 5-2 victory over Georgia State in the first round of the CAA Baseball Championships. ODU will play UNCW Thursday at 3:30. UNCW lost to VCU, 4-3.
The Oscar Smith High School graduate tossed his CAA leading eighth complete Game with ten strikeouts and two walks. Shawler lowered his league leading ERA to 2.20. The 11 wins also leads the league.
In the fourth Jake McAloose led off with a walk and scored on Shawler's sacrifice fly for a 1-0 lead. The Panthers tied it in the fifth as Eric Suttle singled home Bradley Logan.
In the fifth Chris Keenan reached on an error and scored on Jake McAloose's Double to give ODU a 2-0 lead. The Monarchs increased it in the seventh as David Burns singled home Mike Zahm with two outs, then Nick Erdman followed with a two-run homer for a 5-1 lead.
Georgia State scored an unearned run in the eighth as Charlie Pelt singled in Eric Suttle. David Burns led ODU with three hits and McAloose added two. The VCU-UNC Game is later tonight.
GSU 000 010 010 -2-7-1 ODU 000 110 30x - 5-9-3
WP: Shawler (11-2) LP: Grant (3-6) HR- ODU -Erdman (4)