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Monarchs Host William and Mary In Three-Game CAA Series

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 23, 2009
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April 23, 2009

NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Baseball Monarchs host the Tribe of William and Mary in a three-game CAA series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

ODU is 15-21 overall and 8-7 in the CAA, while William and Mary is 17-20 overall and 6-9 in the CAA.

There will be a student tailgate at 6:00 in the picnick area down the rightfield line. Students must have their student I.D.

THE PITCHING MATCH-UPS: Friday ODU-Brett Harris (4-3) 4.55 ERA vs. Tim Norton (3-3) 7.03 ERA

Saturday ODU-Brady Burchill (3-2) 5.25 ERA vs. Kevin Landry (1-5) 5.70 ERA

Sunday ODU-Ben Tomchick (3-3) 2.74 ERA vs. Jeremy Neustifter (3-1) 5.01 ERA

The series, ODU leads the series,70-43, but the Tribe swept the Monarchs last year.

ABOUT ODU: ODU is led in hitting by Jake McAloose (.373), followed by Brett Harris (.330) and Donnie Corsner (.324). Josh Wright leads the Monarchs in Runs Batted In with 37, followed by Corsner with 29 and McAloose with 27. Wright also leads the team with eight homers, including two grand slams.

On the pitching front Chris Boggs has a 2.63 ERA with a 4-0 record, followed by freshman Ben Tomchick at 2.74 with a 3-3 record. Brett Harris leads the CAA with three complete games.

The Tribe comes into the series after a dramatic come-from-behind win at Virginia Tech, 14-10. ODU defeated VMI, 6-2 Tuesday on a walk-off grand slam homer by Josh Wright, before losing at Richmond Wednesday, 12-7.

Tyler Stampone leads the Tribe with a .376 batting average, while Jeff Jones is hitting .369 with a team best 20 stolen bases. Rob Nickle leads the team with 44 RBI and seven homers. Matt Davenport is 5-1 with a 5.11 ERA.

Monarch freshman Brett Harris was named CAA Rookie of the Week. Harris hit .524 with two doubles, six runs scored and seven RBI. He also threw his league-leading third complete game of the season, defeating Hofstra, 13-5.


CAA Baseball Standings
George Mason  11-4
Georgia State   8-4
UNCW            7-5
Delaware        8-7
JMU             8-7
ODU             8-7
Northeastern    6-6
VCU             6-6
Towson          5-7
W&M             6-9
Hofstra         2-13

CAA Games This Weekend

VCU at Northeastern Hofstra at George Mason UNCW at Towson Georgia State at JMU

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