NORFOLK, Va. – The No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team fell 8-1 to Old Dominion Tuesday evening in blustery conditions in Norfolk. The Cavaliers committed a season-high four errors. Virginia finished with just four hits in the game, which was played in a steady mist and winds blowing in at up to 30 miles an hour. Virginia starting pitcher Artie Lewicki worked six innings, allowing four runs (two earned) and five hits. Lewicki (3-1) did not walk a batter and struck out six in taking the loss.
ODU starter Brett Harris (1-1) pitched five innings, giving up a run, three hits and one walk while striking out one to earn the win.
Virginia scored first in the second inning. Joe McCarthy led off with a double and scored following back-to-back singles from Nick Howard and John La Prise.
ODU (27-18) took advantage of a pair of Virginia miscues to score twice in the third inning, then tacked on two runs in the sixth with a pair of two-out RBI hits. The Monarchs scored four insurance runs in the eighth inning, all with two out on two-run doubles by Connor Myers and Nick Walker.
Virginia heads into a weeklong break for final exams and is next in action May 7 at home against No. 22 Liberty.