ODU Knocks off #1 Virginia 8-1 in College Baseball
By Dennis Carter
NORFOLK, Va. - The No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team fell 8-1 to Old Dominion Tuesday evening in blustery conditions in Norfolk. The Cavaliers committed a season-high four errors. Virginia finished with just four hits in the game, which was played in a steady mist and winds blowing in at up to 30 miles an hour.Virginia starting pitcher Artie Lewicki worked six innings, allowing four runs (two earned) and five hits. Lewicki (3-1) did not walk a batter and struck out six in taking the loss. ODU starter Brett Harris (1-1) pitched five innings, giving up a run, three hits and one walk while striking out one to earn the win. Virginia scored first in the second inning. Joe McCarthy led off with a double and scored following back-to-back singles from Nick Howard and John La Prise. ODU (27-18) took advantage of a pair of Virginia miscues to score twice in the third inning, then tacked on two runs in the sixth with a pair of two-out RBI hits.The Monarchs scored four insurance runs in the eighth inning, all with two out on two-run doubles by Connor Myers and Nick Walker. Virginia heads into a weeklong break for final exams and is next in action May 7 at home against No. 22 Liberty.
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