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Ranked 12th Nationally In Fielding ODU Hosts Wofford

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 07, 2014
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NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Baseball Monarchs (19-13) ranked 12th nationally in fielding begin a five-game home stand Tuesday against Wofford (18-14) from the Southern Conference. Tuesday's game which is Baseball Service Appreciation Game is at 6 p.m. and Wednesday's  game will be at 4 p.m. The Monarchs will then host ECU in a three-game C-USA series beginning Friday.

Tickets for Tuesday night are $3.00 tickets for all service members.

Wofford enters the contest with an 18-14 record and one of the nation's top basestealing teams with 97 in 117 attempts.  Infielder Alec Paradowski leads the Terriers with a .300 batting average followed by Seth Neely at .283 with four homers and 18 RBI.  Outfielder Josh Hyman has four homers and 19 RBI.   ODU leads the series 2-0, beating Wofford twice in Spartanburg, SC. last year.

Wofford will start righthander Connell Anderson (1-2/3.86) on Tuesday and righthander Jordan Accetta (3-1/5.95) on Wednesday.

The ODU Monarchs are scheduled to throw sophomore righthander Tommy Alexander (1-0/4.96) on Tuesday and junior righthander Greg Tomchick (1-1/4.82) on ) and appearances (19). As a team, ODU is tied for second in total saves (10) and seventh in ERA (3.40). Andy Roberts is second in runners picked-off with six.

The Monarchs continue to lead C-USA in fielding at .979 and ranked 12th nationally. 

NCAA TOP 15 FIELDING TEAMS IN THE NATION
1 Virginia 32 27-5 860 381 17 0.986
2 Stony Brook 26 15-11 696 285 15 0.985
3 Pepperdine 31 24-7 842 353 19 0.984
4 Mississippi St. 33 20-13 873 389 21 0.984
5 Texas Tech 35 24-11 939 421 25 0.982
6 Texas 33 26-7 885 391 25 0.981
7 Oregon St. 31 25-6 843 375 24 0.981
8 Creighton 26 15-10-1 698 309 21 0.980
9 Cal St. Northridge 31 13-18 838 312 24 0.980
10 Washington 29 22-6-1 789 346 24 0.979
11 Saint Louis 29 18-11 790 343 24 0.979
12 Old Dominion 32 19-13 903 366 27 0.979
13 Cal Poly 31 26-5 822 300 24 0.979
14 Arkansas St. 32 17-15 858 309 25 0.979
15 McNeese St. 30 19-11 841 322 25 0.979

CONFERENCE USA LEAGUE STANDINGS
 UAB                 9-3       22-10
Rice                10-5     22-12
UTSA               8-4       21-11
East Carolina 8-4      19-13
Southern Miss 8-4     19-14
ODU                  8-7      19-13
FIU                     8-7      24-8
Middle Tenn.    8-7      14-17
Marshall            7-7      11-18
Tulane               6-8       14-16
FAU                    5-10     17-14
LA Tech             3-12     9-21
Charlotte           1-11     8-21-1

 

EXTRA INNINGS WITH CHRIS FINWOOD TONIGHT ON ESPN RADIO 94.1

Extra Innings with Old Dominion University Head Baseball coach Chris Finwood is on every Monday evening on ESPN radio 94.1. Tonight is at 6:15 p.m. Finwood will give a recap of last week’s games and upcoming Monarch baseball games as well as player interviews with host and ODU Director of Broadcasting Ted Alexander.

EXTRA INNINGS WITH CHRIS FINWOOD”
Air dates and times on ESPN Radio 94.1

Monday 3/24 6:45pm
Monday 3/31 6:45pm
Monday 4/7 6:15pm
Monday 4/14 6:05pm
Monday 4/21 6:45pm
Monday 4/28 6:05pm
Monday 5/5 6:05pm
Monday 5/12 6:45pm
Monday 5/19 6:45pm
Tuesday 5/27 6:05pm

       

 

 

 

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