Rutgers Rallies To Beat ODU, 8-7
March 21, 2010
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.
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.
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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WP: Elsing(2-0) LP: Wisniewski (1-2) HR: ODU- McAloose (2), Velleggia (5) Rutgers- Lang(4), Biserta (9)