Rutgers Outslugs Monarchs, 17-11

February 27, 2000
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA. (February 27, 2000) -- Mike Popowski's two-run homer in the top of the fifth inning broke an 8-8 tie and lifted the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers to a 17-11 victory over the Monarchs of Old Dominion University on Feb. 27. Rutgers sweeps the three- game series and improves to 4-2, while the Monarchs drop to 2-8-1.

Jake Daubert went six-for-six with five runs batted in for Rutgers and Popowski knocked in three runs as the Scarlet Knights pounded out 21 hits and three home runs.

Leading the Monarchs was junior shortstop Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.) Who had two hits and three runs batted in. He hit a two-run homer in the first inning as the Monarchs led 4-2. Freshmen Jesse Thomas (Ventnor, NJ.), John Oehler (Audubon, NJ.) and junior Ross Robertson (Chesapeake, Va.) all knocked in two runs for the Monarchs.

Old Dominion hosts LeMoyne University (from Syracuse, NY) next weekend in a three-game series.

Rutgers 203 336 000 -17-21-2
ODU     400 401 002 -11-12-3

Rutgers Battery: Bob Brownlie, Ryan Molchan(4), Barry Walsh(4), Eric Brown(9) and Mike Popowski.

ODU Battery: J.D. Jackson, Lou Mazzante(3),Jon Tinkham(4),Rusty Hummel (4), Kevin Evans(5),Barry Hertzler (7), Ryan Williams (8),Joe Troilo (9) and John Oehler.

WP:Evans(1-0) LP:R.Hummel(0-1)

HR:Rutgers-DeJesus, Obrien, Popowski ODU-Hummel (2)

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