BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- After a 1-9 start to conference play, Old Dominion secured a bid to next week's Conference USA Tournament in Biloxi with a dominant 15-1 win over Western Kentucky in the series opener on Thursday evening at Nick Denes Field.
Old Dominion (34-18, 15-13) smashed a season-high 23 hits and was 11-for-24 with runners in scoring position. ODU has now won six straight.
Seven Monarchs registered multiple hits and three had 4-hit performances. Bryce Windham went 5-for-5 with three RBIs and Matt Burch went 4-for-6 with a double and four RBIs. Tommy Bell also had four hits, going 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.