BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Behind a brilliant performance from the bullpen and a big night at the plate from Vinnie Pasquantino, Old Dominion defeated No. 28 Florida Atlantic, 7-2, in the series opener on Friday evening in Boca Raton.
Old Dominion (25-16, 8-11) scored three runs in the first inning and led for the remainder of the game.
Florida Atlantic (28-13, 14-5), who entered the weekend tied for first in the Conference USA standings, scored its only two runs in the first inning on an Andru Summerall home run. Following that, ODU pitchers posted eight straight zeroes against the league's top offense.