Baseball Game Today Moved to 5 p.m.
*Today's ODU at VMI baseball game has been moved to a 5 p.m. start time. The game will be broadcast on STAR 1310 AM.
OLD DOMINION MONARCHS (31-20) At VMI KEYDETS (22-22)
Gray-Minor Stadium, Lexington, VA. 5:00 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers:
ODU: Ryan Yarbrough (5-5/4.27) LHP vs. Campbell Henkel (2-3/6.39) LHP
SERIES VS. VMI
ODU leads 37-9...ODU defeated the Keydets at ODU, 5-4 and 15-5.Last year, ODU won at VMI, 11-5.
Finwood & VMI
The Keydets are winless in 11 tries against a Chris Finwood (VMI'88)-coached team, and winless against schools that Finwood has been on the staff of since leaving VMI at the end of the 1994 season (including Auburn and VCU). Finwood, is a VMI Hall of Famer. He is 80-78 at ODU and 322-329 overall.
The Keydets own wins over both nationally ranked Virginia and Kentucky
Brandon Angus leads VMI with a .341 batting average.
Eric Mayers is hitting .288 with a team best 4 homers and 25 RBI.
ODU is 14th nationally in fielding at .977
Josh Eldridge has a 10-game hitting streak
Josiah Burney was C-USA Player of the Week on March 24.
ODU have won six of 10 C-USA Series.
Andy Roberts is second in C-USA in picking off runners with seven
Nick Walker has an 18-game hitting streak
Jordan Negrini has been hit 11 times this year which is 7th in C-USA.
20 runs and 21 hits vs. W&M is a season high
Josiah Burney hit .615 with a 1.077 slugging pct vs. ECU
PJ Higgins reached base in 39 consecutive games (ended 4-25 at MTSU).
Brad Gero has 10 saves thus far – ODU single season record is 15 by Adam Wisniewski in 2011.
Gero also ranks 14th nationally with 30 appearances.
ODU LEADERS (C-USA Ranking)
Runs – Walker 39 (T6th)
Hitting- Walker (.327) 8th
Hits – Higgins 66 (4th)
RBI- Slaton - 40 (4th), Burney - 39 (5th)
Doubles – Higgins 15 (4th), Burney 15 (T4th)
Triples- Taylor Ostrich (T1st) 4
Homeruns – Burney 6 (4th)
Slugging – Burney 2nd (.551)
Stolen bases: Myers (11)- 3rd
Saves: Gero (10) -2nd
Appearances –Gero (30)-2nd
COMPARING THE TEAMS
Hitting: .287 .245
Runs : 308 186
2B: 103 62
3B: 12 11
HR: 15 10
BB: 187 146
SO: 309 326
SB: 43-58 61-77
FLD: .977 .967
ERA: 3.52 3.47
CG: 4 3
SHO: 2 3
SAV: 14 10
Warren Nolan 28
Strength of Schedule 14
NEXT UP FOR ODU
Monarchs host LIU in a three game non-conference series beginning
Friday at 6:00 and a doubleheader Saturday at 1:00. Pre-game Saturday, ODU will honor its seniors.