ODU Defeats NSU, 11-5 For Sixth Straight Win
By ODU Athletics
March 12, 2008
NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion (10-4) pounded out 14 hits to defeat crosstown rival Norfolk State (6-5), 11-5 Wednesday at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex. ODU has now won six straight and seven of its last eight.
Trailing, 2-0 ODU rallied for five runs in the bottom of the first with consecutive RBI hits from Bryan Cipolla (Plainview, NY.), David Burns (Jacksonville, FL.), Jake McAloose (Virginia Beach, VA.) and Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, VA.). Chris Buss (Rosemont, MN) also knocked in a run on a sacrifice fly.
Senior centerfielder Jimmy Miles (Orlando, FL.) , who leads the team with a .451 batting average scored twice as did Most and Cipolla. Miles also stole two bases which gives him 12 on the season.
Norfolk State was led by Chris Joyce with three hits on the day. He knocked in a run and scored twice. Brad Stephenson and Ryan Wiggins also knocked in a run each for the Spartans.
ODU pitchers allowed just six hits on the day as senior lefthander David Wagner (Johnstown, PA.) picked up his first win of the year with 5.2 innings of work, striking out four. Redshirt freshman Robbie Watkins (Newport News, VA.) finished up in relief with four strikeouts.
The Monarchs return to CAA play with a three-game series in Williamsburg against the Tribe of William and Mary beginning Friday at 4 p.m.