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Monarchs Travel To Marshall For Three-Game C-USA Series

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: May 08, 2014
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ODU Monarchs (28-20/14-13) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (20-25/10-13)
Appalachian Power Park (4,500) in Charleston, WV
Friday -1:00 P.M.; Saturday – 7:00 P.M. Sunday – 1:00 P.M.


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PROBABLES:
Friday: Brett Harris -RHP (1-1/3.51) vs. Matt Margaritonda (2-5/3.68)
Saturday: Andy roberts- LHP (3-3/3.41) vs. Michael Taylor -RHP (3-6/2.78)
Sunday: Victor Diaz – RHP (3-2/2.87) vs. Chase Boster- RHP (2-1/3.09)

SERIES VS. Marshall
2-2. The two teams played last year at ODU, splitting two games with Marshall winning 3-0 and ODU winning game two, 10-1.

MARSHALL PLAYERS TO WATCH
Cory Bird .308 with 13 stolen bases
TJ Diffenderfer  .258 with 3 homers and 26 RBI

ODU LEADERS (C-USA Ranking)
Runs – Walker & Higgins 35 (T6th)
Hitting- Ostrich (.322)- 11th; Walker (.321) 12th 
Hits – Higgins 62 (4th)
RBI-  Slaton - 37Burney  (4th) Burney- 36 (6th)
Doubles – Higgins 14 (4th), Burney & Slaton -13 (T5th)
Homeruns – Burney 6 (3rd)
Slugging – Burney 2nd (.551)
Stolen bases: Myers (11)- 3rd
Saves: Gero (9) -2nd
Appearances –Gero (28)-2nd

COMPARING THE TEAMS
        ODU        MU
Hitting: .283         .238
Runs :    285         175  
2B:         96            49
3B:         11            5
HR:        14             5
BB:        177           127
SO:        294          304
SB:      41-55        47-75
FLD:  .976           .968
ERA:   3.56          3.10
CG:      3               1
SHO:    2               2
SAV:     13            6

MONARCH NOTES
Josiah Burney was C-USA Player of the Week on March 24.
ODU have won five of nine  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
Diaz pitched a complete game win over FAU
Brad Gero has nine saves thus far – ODU single season record is 15 by Adam Wisniewski in 2011.
Brett Harris was the 2009 CAA Rookie of the Year – He started and got the win vs. No. 1 UVA.

GRADUATING MONARCHS

Burney, Josiah

Psychology

Slaton, Benjamin

History

Negrini, Jordan

Sport Mgmt

ODU RPI
NCAA 29
Warren Nolan  28
Strength of Schedule 7

NEXT UP
ODU travels to VMI for a game on Tuesday, in Lexington, VA. at 6 p.m.
ODU then hosts LIU in the final home series of the season beginning May 16 at 6 p.m. and concluding with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1:00.  

C-USA GAMES THIS WEEKEND
Middle Tennessee at FIU
Charlotte at LA. Tech
East Carolina at Southern Miss
Rice at UTSA
Tulane at UAB

 

 

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