Monarchs Defeat Pittsburgh, 10-5

February 18, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 18, 2007

Box Score

CONWAY, SC-- Sophomore righthander Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, Va.) fanned 11 and freshman catcher Joe Velleggia (Monkton, MD.) knocked in three runs to lead the Monarchs of Old Dominion (5-2) to a 10-5 victory over the University of Pittsburgh Sunday at the Carolina Baseball Tournament. The victory ended ODU's two-game losing streak.

Shawler improved his record to 2-0 as he went seven-plus innings striking out 11 batters. Brady Burchill (Hope, ND.) pitched the final 1.2 innings with three strikeouts.

Vellegia doubled home Jake McAloose (Virginia Beach, Va.) and David Burns (Jacksonville, Va.) to cap ODU's four-run fourth inning. The 6-6 230 pound catcher then doubled home Cameron Scott (Culpper, VA.) in the eighth inning.

Tyler Belcher (Bristol, Va.) and Cameron Scott each scored twice for ODU. The Panthers were led by Seth Button with two runs batted in along with Morgan Kielty with two hits.

ODU returns to action Tuesday when they travel to Farmville, Va to play at Longwood at 2:30, then return home on Wednesday to play host to Norfolk State at 3 p.m.

ODU  010  400 230 -10-7-4
Pitt   000 200 120 -5-10-5

ODU: Anthony Shawler, Brady Burchill (8) and Joe Velleggia PITT: Nate Reed, Kyle Landis(4), mike Wood (9) and Morgan Kielty

WP: Shawler (2-0) LP: Nate Reed (0-1)

HR: Seth Button(Pitt) 1