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ODU Hosts Rutgers Tuesday And Wednesday-Tomchick Named CAA Pitcher Of the Week

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 14, 2011
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March 14, 2011

NORFOLK, VA- The ODU Baseball Monarchs return to action Tuesday and Wednesday when they host Rutgers. Both games will start at 3 p.m. at the Bud Metheny Complex.

ODU junior pitcher Ben Tomchick (Virginia Beach, VA.) has been named CAA Co-Pitcher of the Week. Tomchick allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings in ODU's 12-5 win over William & Mary last Saturday. Struck out eight and walked only two to improve to 3-1 with a 1.42 ERA for the season.

Michael Lang leads Rutgers with a .300 batting average, while Steve Nyisztor is the RBI leader with eight. Rutgers comes into the contest with a 5-8 record thus far this season. The Scarlet Knights swept a three-game series from Michigan and defeated Miami 6-5 in 10 innings.

The Monarchs are 8-9 overall and are led in hitting by junior first baseman Chris Baker at .333 with five homers and 19 RBI. Joey Burney and Josh Wright both have three homers and Nathan Hartman has 12 RBI.

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