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Baseball Game Today Moved to 5 p.m.

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: May 12, 2014
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 *Today's ODU at VMI baseball game has been moved to a 5 p.m. start time.  The game will be broadcast on STAR 1310 AM.

OLD DOMINION MONARCHS (31-20) At VMI KEYDETS (22-22)
Gray-Minor Stadium, Lexington, VA. 5:00 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers:
ODU
: Ryan Yarbrough (5-5/4.27) LHP vs. Campbell Henkel (2-3/6.39) LHP

SERIES VS. VMI
ODU leads 37-9...ODU defeated the Keydets at ODU, 5-4 and 15-5.Last year, ODU won at VMI, 11-5. 

Finwood & VMI
The Keydets are winless in 11  tries against a Chris Finwood (VMI'88)-coached team, and  winless against schools that Finwood has been on the staff of since leaving VMI at the end of the 1994 season (including Auburn and VCU). Finwood, is a VMI Hall of Famer.  He is 80-78 at ODU and 322-329 overall.

VMI NOTES:
The Keydets own wins over both nationally ranked Virginia and Kentucky
Brandon Angus leads VMI with a .341 batting average.
Eric Mayers is hitting .288 with a team best 4 homers and 25 RBI.  

 MONARCH NOTES
ODU is 14th nationally in fielding at .977
Josh Eldridge has a 10-game hitting streak
Josiah Burney was C-USA Player of the Week on March 24.
ODU have won six of 10 C-USA Series.
Andy Roberts is second in C-USA in picking off runners with seven
Nick Walker has an 18-game hitting streak
Jordan Negrini has been hit 11 times this year which is 7th in C-USA.
20 runs and 21 hits vs. W&M is a season high
Josiah Burney hit .615 with a 1.077 slugging pct vs. ECU
PJ Higgins reached base in 39 consecutive games (ended 4-25 at MTSU).
Brad Gero has 10 saves thus far – ODU single season record is 15 by Adam Wisniewski in 2011.
Gero also ranks 14th nationally with 30 appearances. 

 ODU LEADERS (C-USA Ranking)
Runs – Walker 39 (T6th)
Hitting- Walker (.327) 8th
Hits – Higgins 66 (4th)
RBI- Slaton - 40 (4th), Burney - 39 (5th)
Doubles – Higgins 15 (4th), Burney 15 (T4th)
Triples- Taylor Ostrich (T1st) 4
Homeruns – Burney 6 (4th)
Slugging – Burney 2nd (.551)
Stolen bases: Myers (11)- 3rd
Saves: Gero (10) -2nd
Appearances –Gero (30)-2nd

COMPARING THE TEAMS
              ODU VMI
Hitting: .287  .245
Runs : 308     186
2B:        103   62
3B:           12  11
HR:          15  10
BB:       187   146
SO:       309   326
SB:     43-58  61-77
FLD: .977     .967
ERA: 3.52     3.47
CG:     4        3
SHO: 2          3         
SAV: 14        10

 ODU RPI
NCAA 29
Warren Nolan 28
Strength of Schedule 14

NEXT UP FOR ODU
Monarchs host LIU in a three game non-conference series beginning
Friday at 6:00 and a doubleheader Saturday at 1:00. Pre-game Saturday, ODU will honor its seniors. 

 

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