Andy Garriola hit a majestic go-ahead, three-run bomb in the 7th inning.
Andy Garriola hit a majestic go-ahead, three-run bomb in the 7th inning.
Rick Voight

Offense Erupts in Baseball's 14-6 Win over LA Tech

May 03, 2019
By ODU Athletics
Game 1 | ODU 14, LA Tech 6 | ODU leads series, 1-0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Louisiana Tech 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 6 7 0
Old Dominion 0 0 1 1 2 1 9 0 x 14 19 1

WP: Gregory (5-3)
LP: Griffen (7-3)
2B: ODU: Alexander
HR: ODU: Bell, Windham, Garriola, Hancock; LT: Garcia (2)

NORFOLK, Va. -- It was a banner night for Old Dominion offensively and the Monarchs ran away from Louisiana Tech, 14-6, in the series opener on Friday evening at the Bud Metheny Complex.

Old Dominion (28-17, 10-12) cranked out a season-high 19 hits, including four of the game's six home runs. 

LA Tech (28-18, 12-10) actually led 6-5 heading into the bottom half of the seventh inning, but an Andy Garriola go-ahead, three-run bomb ignited a nine-run frame for the Monarchs. Garriola finished the night 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

Jared Hancock also hit a three-run home run, the first of his career, in the seventh. Hancock had four RBIs.

Joining Garriola and Hancock in the home run category were Tommy Bell, who went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI, and Bryce Windham, who went 4-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs. 

Postgame Interviews: Finwood | Windham

Overall, six different Monarchs had multiple hits and all nine starters either scored a run or drove in a run.

The barrage of offense marked the third consecutive weekend that ODU has roughed up a Friday night ace. The Monarchs scored five runs on eight hits off of LA Tech starter Matt Miller, who entered the contest 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA.

On the mound for ODU, Hunter Gregory earned the win, his fifth of the season.

Game two is slated for Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.


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