VMI Defeats Monarchs, 7-3
By ODU Athletics
April 2, 2008
NORFOLK, VA--Tanner Biagini and Jordan Ballard each drove in two runs to lead the Keydets of VMI to a 7-3 win over Old Dominion Wednesday night at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.
Jimmy Miles led ODU with two hits and three stolen bases. He now leads the CAA with 24 steals and is hitting .397 with 38 runs scored.
The Keydets scored three runs in the third on just one hit and two bases loaded walks and a hit by pitch to take a 3-1 lead. In all, VMI scored seven runs on only five hits along with nine walks. Shane Geisslinger had two hits and scored twice for VMI. John Ballard slammed his team leading seventh homer in the ninth.
Freshman outfielder Chris Baker (Chesapeake, Va.), who hit a solo homer against the Norfolk Tides last night, scored ODU's second run on a double by Jimmy Miles.
ODU hosts Virginia Commonwealth in a three-game CAA series this weekend beginning Friday at 7 p.m.
VMI 003 101 011 -7-5-0 ODU 100 010 010 3-6-2
VMI- Barefoot, Murrer(5), Duty(6), Wood(7), Bowman(8), Smink(9) and M.Roberts. ODU- Carter, Watkins(3), Toth(8) and Hernandez
WP: Barefoot(1-0) LP: Carter(1-3) HR: VMI- Ballard