The Citadel Edges ODU, 4-3

February 27, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 27, 2011

Box Score

CHARLESTON, SC--Grant Richards knocked in two runs in the eighth inning to lead the Bulldogs of The Citadel to a 4-3 victory over Old Dominion Sunday Afternoon in the final game of the Homewood Suites Shootout. ODU is now 5-4 on the season.

The Monarchs took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Josh Wright scored on a wild pitch from third Base. In the fourth inning Brandon Shelton (Chesapeake, VA.) led off with a walk, then Chris Baker (Chesapeake, VA.) doubled. Nathan Hartman's (Orlando, Fl.) fielder's choice plated Shelton to give ODU a 2-0 lead.

The Bulldogs scored in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI single by William Ladd. In the seventh ODU went up 3-1 on Kenny Stoneback's (Colonial Heights, VA.) RBI single which scored Josh Wright (Bridgewater, VA.). The Citadel made it 3-2 on Brad Felder's RBI ground out.

In the eighth with two outs, and the bases loaded, Richards singled to left field to knock in Hughston Armstrong and Drew Dekerlegand to take the lead.

In the ODU ninth Nathan Hartman and Edgar Hernandez (Luquillo, PR) singled with one out, but reliever Drew Mahaffey got the next two outs and the save for The Citadel.

Five different Monarchs, Chris Baker, Nathan Hartman, Edgar Hernandez, Kenny Stoneback and Brent Frazier (Fairfax Station, VA) each got one hit. ODU's pitchers limited the Bulldogs to six hits. ODU freshman starter Dean Ali (Chesapeake, VA. )fanned six with only one walk in six innings of work.

The Monarchs return home for a four-game series with Fairfield beginning Friday at 3 p.m.

ODU  100 100 100 =3-5-0
CIT    000 100 12x=4-6-1

ODU Battery: Dean Ali, Louis Singleton(7), Mike Ney(7), Adam Wisniewski(8) and Edgar Hernandez. CIT Battery: Bryce Hines, Jeremy Long(8), Drew Mahaffey(9) and Richards.

WP: Long(1-0) LP: Ney (1-1) Save: Mahaffey(2)