Baseball Weekend Recap With Head Coach Chris Finwood
May 20, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University baseball team ended their season by sweeping Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. over the weekend. With the sweep, the Monarchs hit the 30-win mark. Last week, ODU also defeated Longwood at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex and lost to William and Mary at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, Va. ODU Director of Broadcasting, Ted Alexander caught up with head coach, Chris Finwood and discussed last week's games.
Ben Verlander ended the season with a .367 batting average, 11 homers, 46 runs scored, 37 RBI and 13 stolen bases. P.J. Higgins hit .336,Ben Slaton finished at .312 with three homers and 35 RBI and Connor Myers finished at .300. Josh Eldridge hit .297 and led the team with 50 RBI. Both Eldridge and Michael Perez hit six homers. As a team, ODU belted 40.
Andy Roberts finished with a 5-3 record and a 2.92 ERA, while Dean Ali was 4-3 with a 3.02 ERA and Ryan Yarbrough finished at 4-4 with a 3.27 ERA. ODU's team ERA was 4.09.
Last Week's Results:
May 14, 2013 - L, 4-3 vs. William and Mary (War Memorial Stadium - Hampton, Va.)
May 15, 2013 - W, 9-8 vs. Longwood (Norfolk, Va.)
May 17, 2013 - W, 13-10 @ Wofford (Spartanburg, S.C.)
May 18, 2013 - W, 8-1 @ Wofford (Spartanburg S.C.)
Baseball Monarchs Final Record: 30-24
ODU BASEBALL MONARCH STATISTICAL LEADERS Hitting: Ben Verlander (.367) Runs: Ben Verlander (46) Hits: Josh Eldridge (66) Doubles: Josh Eldridge (15) Triples: Ben Verlander, Connor Myers, Josh Eldridge (4) Home Runs: Ben Verlander (11) RBI: Josh Eldridge (50) Total Bases: Ben Verlander (125) Slugging: Ben Verlander (.638) Walks: Tyler Urps (23) HBP: Tyler Urps (12) Sacrifice Flys: Josh Eldridge (6) Sacrifice Hits: Tyler Urps (5) Stolen Bases: Ben Verlander and Connor Myers (13)
PITCHING ERA: Andy Roberts (2.92) Wins: Andy Roberts (5-3) Appearances: Brandon Smith (28) Starts: Andy Roberts, Dean Ali, Ryan Yarbrough(13) Complete Games: Ryan Yarbrough (1) Shutouts: Ryan Yarbrough (1) Saves: Brandon Smith (6) Innings: Ryan Yarbrough (82.2) Strikeouts: Dean Ali (65) Opp. Batting: Andy Roberts (.236)