Rutgers Rallies To Beat ODU, 8-7

March 21, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 21, 2010

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA--Jake McAloose and Joe Velleggia both hit three-run homers for Old Dominion, but Rutgers rallied with seven runs in the last two innings to win, 8-7 Sunday afternoon.

ODU jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning as Edgar Hernandez doubled home Brandon Shelton, Then Joe Velleggia hit his fifth home run of the season and third of the series with two Hernandez and Jake McAloose aboard.

With the score, 4-1 , ODU added three more in the seventh on a home run by senior third baseman Jake McAloose. It was his second of the year and plated Kenny Stoneback, and Brandon Shelton.

In the eight inning, Rutgers got to within a run with five highlighted by a three-run double D.J. Anderson. The Scarlet Knights took the lead in the ninth on a two-run homer by Michael Lang.

Kenny Stoneback and Nathan Hartman led ODU with two hits each, while McAloose and Shelton both Scored twice.

ODU starting pitcher Chris Boggs went 7.1 innings with just three runs, two walks and six strikeouts.

Michael Lang, Pat Biserta, D.J. Anderson and Jaren Matthews each had three hits for Rutgers. Jerry Elsing came on in relief in the seventh to pick up the victory. Biserta also hit his ninth home run of the Season for Rutgers, a solo shot in the third.

ODU returns to action Tuesday when they travel crosstown to take on Norfolk State at 4 p.m.

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Rutgers Battery: Dan O'Neill, Jerry Elsing(7) and Justin Olsen ODU Battery: Chris Boggs, Cory Toth(8), Adam Wisniewski(8), Phil McCarthy(9) and Edgar Hernandez.

WP: Elsing(2-0) LP: Wisniewski (1-2) HR: ODU- McAloose (2), Velleggia (5) Rutgers- Lang(4), Biserta (9)