NORFOLK, VA – With Saturday’s game postponed due to rain, the Rutgers baseball team played two games at Old Dominion this afternoon, dropping both ends of the doubleheader, 13-8 and 12-5. The Monarchs, who lost to Rutgers 11-2 on Friday, scored five runs in the first inning of game one and four in the first inning of game two to fuel their sweep. Rutgers is now 5-3 overall, while ODU is 11-6." />
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  • Posted on March 06, 2005 12:00:00 AM
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  • NORFOLK, VA – With Saturday’s game postponed due to rain, the Rutgers baseball team played two games at Old Dominion this afternoon, dropping both ends of the doubleheader, 13-8 and 12-5. The Monarchs, who lost to Rutgers 11-2 on Friday, scored five runs in the first inning of game one and four in the first inning of game two to fuel their sweep. Rutgers is now 5-3 overall, while ODU is 11-6.

    ODU reached RU starter Matt Pustay (Hamilton, NJ) for five runs to open the first game, using six singles and a double to jump out to the early lead. The Monarchs tagged on three more in the third on a pair of single and a three-run home run from catcher Patrick Nichols to take an 8-0 lead. Rutgers scored one in the fifth when Johnny Defendis (Staten Island, NY) opened with a single and scored on a single from Steve Hook (Langhorne, PA), but fell behind 10-1 before adding four more in the sixth, highlighted by a three-run double from Defendis. RU added three more runs on a pair of RBI doubles from Colin Gaynor (Toms River, NJ) and a solo home run from Cory Rodriguez (Bridgewater, NJ).

    In the nightcap, ODU jumped on RU starter OJ DeChristofano (Pequannock, NJ) for four runs in the opening inning, taking advantage of two hit batters and a misplayed sacrifice bunt. The Scarlet Knights cut the lead to 4-2 in the second on a two-run double from Jon Gossard (Harrington Park, NJ), plating Hook (walk) and Rodriguez (double). That was as close as RU would get, however, as ODU scored twice in the fifth and six more times in the sixth to pull away.

    Rutgers scored two in the seventh on Todd Frazier’s (Toms River, NJ) fourth home run of the season and a single run in the eighth on a solo shot by Dave Williams (Franklin, NJ). Mark Lampariello (Annandale, NJ) fired two shutout innings of relief in his Rutgers debut.

    Pustay (2.0 IP, 10 H, 8 R) took the loss in the opener, while DeChristofano (5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER) took the loss in the nightcap. Gaynor and Defendis each had three hits in the opener, while Williams and Rodriguez collected two apiece in the nightcap. RU committed six total errors, four in the first game.

    The Scarlet Knights return to action on Friday, when they open their annual spring break trip with the first of three games vs. Florida International University in Miami, FL.

                                The Automated ScoreBook
                            Rutgers at Old Dominion (Game 1)
                   Mar 06, 2005 at Norfolk, VA (Bud Metheney Complex)
    
    Rutgers 8 (5-2)
    
    Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
    ------------------------------------------------------
    FRAZIER, Todd 3b.........  3  1  0  0   2  0  1  2   0
    GROSE, Jeff lf...........  5  2  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
    GAYNOR, Colin c..........  4  1  3  2   0  0  2  1   0
    CANUSO, Rich dh..........  4  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   2
     CEGLES, Vic ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
    DEFENDIS, Johnny cf......  4  2  3  3   0  0  2  0   0
    WILLIAMS, Dave rf........  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  0   0
    HOOK, Steve 1b...........  4  0  1  1   0  1  7  0   0
    RODRIGUEZ, Cory 2b.......  4  1  1  1   0  0  3  3   2
    GROVER, Jason ss.........  3  1  1  0   0  1  3  2   0
     HILL, Ryan ph...........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
    PUSTAY, Matt p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     ACAMPORA, Bobby p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     BRADLEY, Ryan p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     HOLT, Steve p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     WOODHULL, Tim p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
    Totals................... 36  8  9  7   2  8 24  8   5
    
    Old Dominion 13 (10-6)
    
    Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Hahn cf..................  4  2  1  0   1  0  5  0   2
    Chipman lf...............  4  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   1
    Cipolla 1b...............  3  1  0  0   2  0  8  0   0
    Belcher dh...............  5  1  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
    Gregula 3b...............  5  2  2  1   0  0  0  2   1
    Harris rf................  5  2  2  3   0  1  1  0   1
    Nichols c................  4  3  3  5   1  0  8  0   0
    Keenan 2b................  4  0  1  0   1  0  3  5   2
    Schoendienst ss..........  4  1  2  3   0  0  2  2   0
    Arrowood p...............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     Hall p..................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
    Totals................... 38 13 12 12   6  2 27  9   7
    
    Score by Innings                    R  H  E
    -------------------------------------------
    Rutgers............. 000 014 102 -  8  9  4
    Old Dominion........ 503 020 03X - 13 12  2
    -------------------------------------------
    
    E - T. Frazier(1); C Rodriguez(3); J. Grover 2(4); Gregula(9); Keenan(2). DP
    - Rutgers 1; ODU 1. LOB - Rutgers 5; ODU 7. 2B - C. Gaynor 2(3); J.
    Defendis(2); Harris(5). HR - C Rodriguez(1); Nichols(1); Schoendienst(1).
    HBP - C. Gaynor; D. Williams. SB - J. Defendis(1); Nichols(1). CS -
    Keenan(1).
    
    Rutgers                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
    -----------------------------------------------
    PUSTAY, Matt........  2.0 10  8  8  0  0 16 16
    ACAMPORA, Bobby.....  2.2  1  2  2  3  1  9 12
    BRADLEY, Ryan.......  2.1  0  0  0  1  0  7  8
    HOLT, Steve.........  0.0  0  3  1  2  0  1  3
    WOODHULL, Tim.......  1.0  1  0  0  0  1  5  5
    
    Old Dominion           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
    -----------------------------------------------
    Arrowood............  6.2  7  6  4  1  5 27 30
    Hall................  2.1  2  2  2  1  3  9 10
    
    Win - Arrowood (2-2).  Loss - M. Pustay (1-1).  Save - None.
    HBP - by Arrowood (C. Gaynor); by Arrowood (D. Williams). PB - C. Gaynor(2).
    Umpires - HP: Bob Campbell  1B: Rich Humphries  3B: Bob Rossom
    Start: 12:00   Time: 2:37   Attendance:
    Game: 3-6-05-1
    
                                The Automated ScoreBook
                            Rutgers at Old Dominion (Game 2)
                   Mar 06, 2005 at Norfolk, VA (Bud Metheny Complex)
    
    Rutgers 5 (5-3)
    
    Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
    ------------------------------------------------------
    FRAZIER, Todd 3b.........  5  1  1  2   0  3  0  2   1
    GROSE, Jeff lf...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
     HILL, Ryan ph...........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
    GAYNOR, Colin dh.........  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
    DEFENDIS, Johnny cf......  4  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
    WILLIAMS, Dave rf........  4  1  2  1   0  1  2  0   0
    HOOK, Steve 1b...........  3  1  1  0   1  1 12  0   0
    RODRIGUEZ, Cory 2b.......  4  1  2  0   0  0  3  5   1
    GOSSARD, Jon c...........  4  0  1  2   0  3  3  2   0
    GROVER, Jason ss.........  2  1  1  0   1  0  3  3   2
     QUERNS, Tim ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
    DECHRISTOFANO, OJ p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
     JANSEN, Jim p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
     LAMPARIELLO, Mark p.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
    Totals................... 35  5  9  5   2 10 24 14   5
    
    Old Dominion 12 (11-6)
    
    Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Hahn cf..................  3  2  0  1   0  0  2  0   0
    Chipman lf...............  3  3  2  1   0  0  4  0   0
    Cipolla 1b...............  3  1  0  0   1  0  8  1   0
    Belcher c................  4  1  2  4   0  1 10  1   2
    Gregula 3b...............  4  2  2  2   0  0  0  0   0
     Jacinto ph..............  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
    Harris rf................  5  1  3  1   0  1  2  0   1
    Nichols dh...............  3  0  1  3   0  0  0  0   1
    Keenan 2b................  3  1  0  0   1  1  1  3   2
    Schoendienst ss..........  4  1  3  0   0  0  0  5   0
    Dubois p.................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     Jones p.................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     Burok p.................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
    Totals................... 33 12 14 12   2  3 27 10   6
    
    Score by Innings                    R  H  E
    -------------------------------------------
    Rutgers............. 020 000 210 -  5  9  2
    Old Dominion........ 400 026 00X - 12 14  0
    -------------------------------------------
    
    E - S. Hook 2(1). DP - Rutgers 2. LOB - Rutgers 5; ODU 6. 2B - C
    Rodriguez(3); J. Gossard(1); Chipman(3); Nichols(3). 3B - Harris(2). HR - T.
    Frazier(3); D. Williams(1). HBP - Hahn; Chipman; Cipolla. SH - Hahn;
    Chipman. SF - Belcher; Nichols. CS - J. Grover(2); Cipolla(1).
    
    Rutgers                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
    -----------------------------------------------
    DECHRISTOFANO, OJ...  5.0  7  6  4  0  2 18 25
    JANSEN, Jim.........  1.0  5  6  3  1  0  9 10
    LAMPARIELLO, Mark...  2.0  2  0  0  1  1  6  7
    
    Old Dominion           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
    -----------------------------------------------
    Dubois..............  7.0  8  4  4  2  9 28 30
    Jones...............  1.0  1  1  1  0  0  4  4
    Burok...............  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3
    
    Win - Dubois (2-0).  Loss - DECHRISTOFNO (1-1).  Save - None.
    HBP - by DECHRISTOFNO (Hahn); by DECHRISTOFNO (Cipolla); by DECHRISTOFNO
    (Chipman).
    Umpires - HP: Tim O'Toole  1B: Phil Tuttle  3B: Craig Alden
    Start: 3:02   Time: 2:23   Attendance: 177
    Game: 0306052
    
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