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Baseball: VMI loses on the road at ODU, 17-2

VMI AthleticsVMI got a three-hit day from redshirt junior Josh Hollifield, but it wasn’t nearly enough, as ODU defeated VMI 17-2 in non-conference play Tuesday.

The Monarchs scored nine runs in the first two innings to open an early lead, and added two more in the sixth and six in the eighth. The Keydets plated one in the top of the first and brought home another run in the seventh.

Hollifield finished the game 3-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a double. Senior Jon Clines continued swinging a hot bat by going 2-for-3 with a walk. Justin Starke was 1-for-2 with a run.

Corey Johnston and Zach Sanders each threw scoreless innings of relief.

Kyle Battle was 4-for-6 with two doubles, a home run, three runs and three RBI for Old Dominion (9-2).

The Keydets (4-8) host Binghamton (N.Y.) this weekend in a three-game series starting Friday at 3 p.m.