Monarchs At FIU For C-USA Series
ODU 17-12/6-6 vs. Florida International University (23-6/7-5)
FIU Baseball Stadium April 4-6, Miami, FL.
Radio: Friday and Sunday on STAR1310 AM with Ted Alexaander
The ODU baseball Monarchs hit the road to Miami, FL. for a three-game C-USA series against the Panthers of Florida International University at FIU Stadium. Listen to Friday and Sunday's games live on STAR1310 AM with Ted Alexander providing the play-by-play. Friday's game will begin at 6 p.m.ET.
THE SERIES: This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools in baseball.
ODU- Chris Finwood (3rd)
FIU- Turtle Thomas (7th)
PITCHERS: The Monarchs will start senior lefthander Andy Roberts (2-0/2.95) on Friday, then go with fellow senior lefthander Ryan Yarbrough (2-4/3.51) on Saturday. Sunday's starter has yet to be announced. ODU's team ERA is 3.60.
ODU: The Monarchs enter the contest with a .278 team batting average with 12 homers. Senior designated hitter Ben Slaton leads the Monarchs in runs scored with 23, followe by sophomore secondbaseman PJ Higgins with 22. Senior Josiah Burney leads the team with 25 RBI and five homers and is tied with Higgins with 11 doubles. Burney is second in C-USA in slugging at .600. Jordan Negrini is second in the league in on base percentage at .446. Higgins 44 hits is best in CUSA.