Michael Marrale went 2-for-4 with a double for ODU.
Michael Marrale went 2-for-4 with a double for ODU.
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Baseball Stifles Tech, 3-2, in Commonwealth Classic

April 30, 2019
By ODU Athletics
Commonwealth Classic | Old Dominion 3, Virginia Tech 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Virginia Tech 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
Old Dominion 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 x 3 10 3

WP: Blanchard (3-1)
LP: Metz (1-1)
SV: Fisher (5)
2B: ODU: Marrale
HR: ODU: Pasquantino

NORFOLK, Va. -- In front of a crowd of 4,185 at Harbor Park, Vinnie Pasquantino and Old Dominion defeated Virginia Tech, 3-2, in the 2019 Commonwealth Classic on Tuesday evening in downtown Norfolk.

Pasquantino, who went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning with a solo home run, his team-leading 10th of the season. Pasquantino became the first Monarch since Ben Verlander in 2013 with double-digit homers in a single season.

Old Dominion (27-17) improved to 10-2 in midweek games.

Postgame Interviews: Finwood | Pasquantino

Monarch pitchers held Virginia Tech (24-22) without a hit for the final three innings.

Overall, the Hokies mustered just six hits, none of which were for extra bases, on what was a staff day for ODU. Eight different Monarchs pitched.

Michael Blanchard earned the win, improving to 3-1 on the year, while Trey Fisher earned his team-high fifth save of the season.

Offensively, Tommy Bell and Michael Marrale, in the eight and nine holes respectively, also joined Pasquantino with multiple hits. 

ODU is now 3-2 all-time in the Commonwealth Classic.

Up next, the Monarchs host LA Tech for a Conference USA series this weekend at The Bud.

Follow @ODUBaseball on Twitter for the latest updates on the Monarchs. 

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