ODU Monarchs (31-21) vs. Long Island Blackbirds (24-23-1) Bud Metheny Baseball Complex –Located 43rd and Parker Friday -6:05 P.M.; Saturday DH– 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
Saturday- Senior Day Presentation-Pre Game: ODU's 11 seniors; Brian Bashara (SS, Norfolk, Va.), Tyler Urps (SS, Wilton,CA.), Josiah Burney (1b, Gloucester, VA.),Brad Gero (RHP, Lake Worth, FL.), Andy Roberts (LHP, Prescott, AZ.), Brett Harris (RHP, Chesapeake, VA.), Jordan Negrini(Kihei, HI.), Ryan Yarbrough (LHP, Lakeland, FL.), Dean Ali (RHP, Chesapeake, VA.), and Ben Slaton (DH, Magnolia, MS.), along with manager Garrett Brumfield, and former Monarch pitcher Dexter Carter.
SERIES: ODU leads 1-0.
PROBABLES: Friday: Andy Roberts LHP (4-3/3.20) vs. Kevin Needham- RHP (5-2/3.00) Saturday: TBA vs. Bobby Maxwell (4-4/5.03) TBA vs. Skye Freeman RHP (0-0/5.52)
LIU Players to Watch: BOBBY wEBB .372/ 36 RBI John Ziznewski .366/9 HR/55 RBI/16 stolen bases Pete Leonello .317/ 4 triples
LIU: Team Batting: 294 Team ERA:5.36 ODU LEADERS Batting: Nick Walker .329 Runs: Nick Walker 40 Hits: PJ Higgins 67 Doubles: Burney & Higgins 15 Triples: Taylor Ostrich 4 Homers: Josiah Burney 6 RBI: Ben Slaton 40 SLG: Josiah Burney .543 OB%:.Josiah Burney .431 SB: Connor Myers (11-14) ERA: Conner Overton (2.62) SO: Ryan Yarbrough (55/76.1 IP) Saves: Brad Gero (10) APP: Brad Gero (31)
ODU NCAA Rankings: Fielding: .977 (14th) Saves:Brad Gero: 32nd in saves with 10 Appearances:Brad Gero:T9th with 31 DoublePlays: T25th with 50
NCAA RPI: 28 NCAA Strength of Schedule: 4
CONFERENCE USA GAMES THIS WEEKEND Southern Miss at Charlotte UTSA at ECU No. 30 UAB at FAU Marshall at Middle Tennessee FIU at Tulane LA Tech at NO. 14 Rice