BEARD EARNS 1ST WIN FOR RUTGERS
BEARD EARNS 1ST COLLEGIATE WIN VS. OLD DOMINION
After giving up a leadoff walk in the fifth, Charlie Law handed the ball over to reliever Willie Beard (Spotswood, N.J.), who finished the frame with a fly out and a pair of strikeouts.Old Dominion went to its bullpen in the eighth, replacing starter Robbie Watkins with Kyle Hald. Lang drew a leadoff walk, was sacrificed over to second and moved to third on a Dan Betteridge (Sewell, N.J.) single, but the Scarlet Knight was tagged out at the plate while trying to score on a ground ball.
The one run lead would hold up though as Willie Beard retired the Monarchs in order in the eighth and handed the ball over to closer Ryan Beard (Point Pleasant, N.J.), who set down the side in order in the ninth for his second save of the weekend. Beard (1-0) earned his first collegiate victory with four innings of two-hit, shutout relief that included five strikeouts. Law struck out four in four innings with three runs allowed on six hits. He did not pitch the required amount of innings to earn the win. Watkins (0-1) was handed the loss in seven innings of work where he struck out five and allowed four runs on three hits.
Biserta completed the three-game series with six hits in 10 at-bats that included two doubles and a home run. The sophomore also walked three times and drove in five runs, while scoring three more.