ODU Monarchs (27-18/13-11) vs. FAU Owls (22-22/10-14) Bud Metheny Baseball Complex –Located 43rd and Parker Friday -6:00 P.M.; Saturday – 3:00 P.M. Sunday – 1:00 P.M. Tickets: $5-adults $4 for faculty staff, children & Military $3 for groups of 10 or more. For more information call: 757-683-4444 or click on Ynottix.com
FRIDAY SPECIAL EVENT: Student Exam break Crawfish Boil presented by: Greek Life/Res Life Free for ODU Students starting at 6 p.m.
PROBABLES: Friday: Andy Roberts –LHP (3-2/2.63) vs. Austin Gomber – LHP (2-6/3.41) Saturday: Ryan Yarbrough – LHP (5-5/3.61) vs. Jeremy Strawn –RHP ( 3-5/3.65) Sunday: Victor Diaz – RHP (2-2/3.11) vs. Drew Jackson – RHP (5-2/2.70)
SERIES This is the first ever meeting between the two schools in Baseball
FAU Players To Watch Stephen Kerr - hitting .333 – 7th in C-USA Brendon Sanger - hitting .317 – 2 HR, 25 RBI .434 OBPCT (1st in C-USA), 28 walks (2nd in C-USA) Tyler Rocklein – 3 triples and 3 homers, 28 RBI (2nd in C-USA in triples) Austin Gomber – 68 SO (5th in C-USA)
MONARCH NOTES Josiah Burney was C-USA Player of the Week on March 24. ODU have won five of eight C-USA Series. Andy Roberts is second in C-USA in picking off runners with seven 20 runs and 21 hits vs. W&M is a season high Yarbrough has won four of his last five starts Brad Gero has nine saves thus far – ODU single season record is 15 by Adam Wisniewski in 2011
TOP CROWDS The crowd vs. Virginia of 2,934 at Harbor Park is ODU’s largest ever home baseball crowd. The Friday crowd vs. ECU of 1,751 was the second-largest in ODU Bud Metheny complex history and the three-game series drew 3,470 fans.
ODU LAST WINS OVER TOP 20 TEAMS 4-29-14 vs. No. 1 Virginia 8-1 (at Harbor Park) 3-8-14 at No. 18 Rice 2-1 (10 innings) 2-26-08 at No. 2 North Carolina, 8-6