*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.