Hartman Throw To The Plate Leads ODU Over Georgia State, 4-3
April 17, 2011
ATLANTA, GA-- Old Dominion (19-18/11-7) senior rightfielder Nate Hartman threw out a Georgia State (27-11/8-7) runner at the plate in the bottom of the ninth to give the Monarchs a 4-3 CAA victory over the Panthers Sunday afternoon at the Pantherville Baseball Complex . The win also gives ODU five straight CAA series victories.
ODU took the 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth. With one out in the eighth, junior shortstop Joey Burney's fly ball was dropped the Panther rightfielder Ryan Fleming and Wright scored from second to give the Monarchs the lead, 4-3.
Nathan Hartman belted his third homer of the season, two-out solo shot in the fourth inning, and ODU led 3-0.
GSU tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on Maxwell's RBI single, then Maxwell scored on and ODU error and Lind came home to tie the game from third on a fielder's choice.
In the bottom of the ninth Carter Sacket led off with a single and Bryan Condatta walked. The two were moved up on a sacrifice. Brett Maxwell then filed out to Nate Hartman in right and Hartman then threw out pinch runner Wes Grant on one hop to catcher Josh Tutwiler at the plate to end the game.
Brent Frazier led ODU with two hits, while Rob Lind and Drew Shields each had two hits for Georgia State.
ODU travels to Elon Wednesday night.
ODU 002 100 010=4-7-2 GSU 000 030 000 3-9-2
ODU Battery: McCarthy , Ali(8), Wisniewski(9)and Hernandez, Tutwiler (9) GSU Battery: Malone, Squeglia(8), Dyer(8) and Sackett
HR: Hartman (3) WP : MCcarthy (5-3) LP: Squeglia (3-2) Save: Wisniewski (10)
CAA Standings UNCW 10-5 21-14 JMU 11-7 25-12 ODU 11-7 19-18 Delaware 11-7 19-16 Ga. St. 8-7 27-11 W&M 9-9 18-20 Towson 9-9 15-19-1 VCU 7-8 14-20 Hofstra 8-10 9-20 NU 6-9 11-21 G.Mason 3-15 15-22-1