Hummel, Triolo Lead Monarchs Over NSU, 31-1

March 07, 2000
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA. (March 7) - Senior outfielder Joe Troilo (Avondale, Pa.) knocked in seven runs and junior All-American candidate Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.) knocked in four and had six hits to lead the Monarchs of Old Dominion University to a 31-1 beating of crosstown rival Norfolk State.

ODU is now 5-9-1, NSU drops to 6-9.

Hummel pounded out a homer and two doubles, while Troilo had a homer, and a double to knock in seven runs on five hits. In all, Hummel went six-for-eight and scored five times. Sophomore designated hitter David Vilardi (Fishkill,NY.) knocked in four runs as well.

The seven runs batted in for Troilo is a career high. Hummel's six hits is a career high and ties a school mark held by Shawn Pearson (1999), Matt Quatraro ( 1994 ) and Rob Morgan (1995).

Junior lefthander Parker Friske (Va. Beach, Va.) picked up his first win of the year and sophomore Louis Mazzante (Montoursville, Pa.) pitched the last four innings. The two combined for ten strikeouts and only one walk. The Spartans lone run came in the bottom of the ninth as Ryan Smith doubled home Antoine Jackson.

Old Dominion returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to Lynchburg, Va. for a 2:30 p.m. game at Liberty University.

ODU   011 022 90(16) - 31-30-1
NSU   000 000 00 1   - 1-3-3
ODU Battery: Parker Friske, Louis Mazzante(6) and Travis Silver, Brendan Mitchell (7)

NSU-Battery:Scott Schneider, Bruce Miller(5),Quentin Jones (7),Eric Crozler(8) and Chris Mann.

WP:Friske(1-0) LP:Schneider (1-5)

HR:ODU Hummel (3), Troilo (1)

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