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.
ODU Radio: STAR1310 AM Saturday & Sunday with Doug Ripley Friday - on ODU Website-Monarch Media 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
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.
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