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Monarchs to Face Princeton in Pair of Midweek Tilts

March 20, 2017
By ODU Athletics
[RV] Old Dominion (15-4, 3-0 C-USA) vs. Princeton (2-9, 0-0 Ivy League)
Series Tuesday: 6 p.m. | Wednesday: 3 p.m.
Location Norfolk, Va. (Bud Metheny Complex) | Weather Forecast
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Projected Starters Tuesday: RHP Joe Strzelecki (1-0) vs. TBD
Wednesday: LHP Jake Josephs (0-0) vs. TBD

NORFOLK, Va. -- Following the sweep of Rice to open Conference USA play, Old Dominion hosts 2016 Ivy League champion Princeton for a pair of midweek games this week at the Bud Metheny Complex. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 3 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Old Dominion (15-4, 3-0 C-USA) is coming off of a 4-0 week that begin with a 14-2 victory over VMI and ended with a 3-0 sweep of preseason C-USA favorite Rice. The Monarchs, who are receiving votes in the latest NCBWA Top 30, have now won five straight and will look to improve upon their 14-4 record at The Bud this season.

Princeton (2-9, 0-0 Ivy League) was an NCAA Regional team a year ago after winning the Ivy League Championship. The Tigers, who have played all 11 of their games away from home, have lost four in a row after getting swept at Maryland last weekend. 

The all-time series is tied, 8-8, as the Monarchs won both games last year. 

Right-hander Joe Strzelecki, who is coming off of his best start of the season after allowing one earned run in four innings against VMI, is projected to start on Tuesday and senior lefty Jake Josephs is expected to get the nod on Wednesday.

For more insight on Old Dominion Baseball, check out Episode 6 of the ODU Baseball Podcast featuring guest Billy Swoope, an MLB scout for the Chicago Cubs. A Norfolk native, Swoope has 25+ years of evaluating baseball talent and is still the last player from the city of Norfolk to be drafted out of high school.

Baseball voucher books can be purchased here for $50 and contain a total of 36 ticket vouchers. The ticket vouchers can be used at any of the 36 home ODU baseball games this season, including the Harbor Park game against Virginia Tech and the Key Dog Classic against VCU on May 10 at the Bud Metheny Complex.

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