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Matt Schwarz went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead ODU offensively.
Matt Schwarz went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead ODU offensively.
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Baseball Tops Marshall, 6-3, to Clinch Series

May 11, 2019
By ODU Athletics
Game 2 | ODU 6, Marshall 3  | ODU clinches series, 2-0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Marshall 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 1
Old Dominion 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 x 6 9 0

WP: Pantos (5-2)
LP: Martin (0-3)
SV: Moore (1)
2B: ODU: Pasquantino, Garriola, Bell; MAR: Peralta, Pastrana
HR: MAR: Linder

NORFOLK, Va. -- A combination of great pitching, solid defense and a few timely hits was all Old Dominion needed on Saturday to clinch its sixth consecutive series win.

The Monarchs (31-18, 13-13) defeated Marshall (24-25, 11-14) by a score of 6-3 at the Bud Metheny Complex to take a 2-0 series lead.

Relievers Nick Pantos and Ryne Moore held the Herd offense in check, as the duo combined for 7.1 innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen.

Pantos earned the win, allowing one run on five hits in 5.1 innings and striking out five. Moore picked up the two-inning save, the first of his ODU career.

Postgame Interviews: Finwood | Pantos

Offensively, Matt Schwarz went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including a key 2-out, 2-RBI single in the third inning that put ODU ahead, 4-2. Andy Garriola also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Overall, eight of ODU's nine starters either scored a run or drove in a run.

The win brings ODU to .500 in league play, an impressive turnaround after the Monarchs were 1-9 through their first 10 C-USA games.

ODU goes for the series sweep tomorrow on Senior Day at 1 p.m. ET.

Senior right-hander Morgan Maguire (1-4, 8.18 ERA) gets the start for the Monarchs against Marshall's Ryan Capuano (1-2, 5.85 ERA).

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