Baseball Returns to The Bud for FIU Series
By ODU Athletics
Old Dominion (22-14, 5-10) vs. FIU (16-20, 6-9)
|Location||Bud Metheny Complex (Norfolk, Va.)|
|Game 1||Saturday, 1 p.m. ET (LHP Tommy Gertner vs. TBA)|
|Game 2||Saturday, after Game 1 (TBA vs. TBA)|
|Game 3||Sunday, 12 p.m. ET (TBA vs. TBA)|
|Links||CUSA.tv | Live Stats | Twitter|
|Promotions||Saturday: Bark In The Park|
UPDATE: Due to impending weather, Friday's game has been postponed. A doubleheader will be played on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. ET.
NORFOLK, Va. -- Following its longest road stretch of the season, Old Dominion hosts FIU this weekend for a Conference USA series at the Bud Metheny Complex.
All three games will be streamed on CUSA.tv.
The annual Bark In The Park, in partnership with Norfolk SPCA, is scheduled for Saturday. The first 200 dogs on Saturday get a FREE ODU dog toy. All dogs must be leashed.
Old Dominion is coming off of back-to-back road series wins at UAB and UTSA. Overall, eight of ODU's last nine games have been on the road, but the Monarchs went 6-3 during that tough stretch.
Midway through league play, ODU is 5-10 in conference and one game behind FIU. The Panthers, Rice and UTSA are all tied for seventh in the standings. The top eight teams qualify for the C-USA Tournament in Biloxi.
Bryce Windham (.346, 1 HR, 13 RBI) leads the Monarchs in hitting and has reached base in all but one game this season. True freshmen Ryan Teschko (.315, 1 HR, 13 RBI) and Andy Garriola (.302, 4 HR, 29 RBI) are also hitting over .300. Vinnie Pasquantino (.268, 7 HR, 31 RBI) leads the team in home runs and RBIs.
On the mound, Tommy Gertner (1-0, 2.78 ERA) will get the ball on Friday. Starters for games two and three will be determined.
The Monarchs are 14-7 overall at The Bud this season.
FIU picked up a big series win over Southern Miss at home last weekend. The Panthers are led by highly-touted draft prospects Logan Allen (4-2, 1.81 ERA) and Austin Shenton (.289, 7 HR, 34 RBI). Overall, FIU is hitting .244 as a team with a 4.20 ERA. Series History: ODU leads, 12-6.
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