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Monarchs Host FAU In Three-Game C-USA Series

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: May 01, 2014
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ODU Monarchs (27-18/13-11) vs. FAU Owls (22-22/10-14)
Bud Metheny Baseball Complex –Located 43rd and Parker
Friday -6:00 P.M.; Saturday – 3:00 P.M. Sunday – 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

FRIDAY SPECIAL EVENT: Student Exam break Crawfish Boil presented by: Greek Life/Res Life
Free for ODU Students starting at 6 p.m.

PROBABLES:
Friday: Andy Roberts –LHP (3-2/2.63) vs. Austin Gomber – LHP (2-6/3.41)
Saturday: Ryan Yarbrough – LHP (5-5/3.61) vs. Jeremy Strawn –RHP ( 3-5/3.65)
Sunday: Victor Diaz – RHP (2-2/3.11) vs. Drew Jackson – RHP (5-2/2.70)

SERIES
This is the first ever meeting between the two schools in Baseball

FAU Players To Watch
Stephen Kerr - hitting .333 – 7th in C-USA
Brendon Sanger -  hitting .317 – 2 HR, 25 RBI .434 OBPCT (1st in C-USA), 28 walks (2nd in C-USA)
Tyler Rocklein – 3 triples and 3 homers, 28 RBI (2nd in C-USA in triples)
Austin Gomber – 68 SO (5th in C-USA)
 

MONARCH NOTES
Josiah Burney was C-USA Player of the Week on March 24.
ODU have won five of eight  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
Yarbrough has won four of his last five starts
Brad Gero has nine saves thus far – ODU single season record is 15 by Adam Wisniewski in 2011

TOP CROWDS
The crowd vs. Virginia of 2,934 at Harbor Park is ODU’s largest ever home baseball crowd. The Friday crowd vs. ECU of 1,751 was the second-largest in ODU Bud Metheny complex history and the three-game series drew 3,470 fans. 

 ODU LAST WINS OVER TOP 20 TEAMS
4-29-14 vs. No. 1 Virginia  8-1 (at Harbor Park)
3-8-14 at No. 18 Rice 2-1 (10 innings)
2-26-08  at No. 2 North Carolina, 8-6

 ODU LEADERS (C-USA Ranking)
Runs – Slaton 32 (10)
Hitting- Higgins (.319) 
Hits – Higgins 60 (3rd)
RBI-  Burney  33 (7th)
Doubles – Higgins 14 (3rd)
Homeruns – Burney 6 (3rd)
Stolen bases: Myers (9)- 4th
Saves: Gero (9) -2nd
Appearances –Gero (27)-2nd

COMPARING THE TEAMS

        ODU        FAU
Hitting: .279         .269
Runs :    262         194  
2B:         87            65
3B:         11            7
HR:        14             15
BB:        163           154
SO:        276          336
SB:      39-53        28-39
FLD:  .976           .959
ERA:   3.41          3.10
CG:      2               3
SHO:    2               3
SAV:     13            6

CONFERENCE USA STANDINGS
Rice             18-6      31-15
So. Miss      14-7     27-19
UAB              13-8     27-16
ECU              13-8    28-18
UTSA            12-9    28-18
ODU              13-11  27-18
FIU                 11-10  31-12
MTSU            11-10  23-22
FAU               10-14  22-22
Marshall       8-12    18-24
tulane           6-13     18-24
Charlotte      6-14    14-26-1
LA Tech      4-17      14-27
   

C-USA Games this weekend

UAB at Charlotte
FIU at East Carolina
LA Tech at Marshall
UTSA at Middle Tennessee
Southern Miss at Tulane

 

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