PROBABLE STARTERS: ODU - Ryan Yarbrough-LHP (6-6/ 4.37) vs. Zac Curtis LHP (8-3/1.85)
THIS YEAR'S SERIES: MT 2 to 1 MTSU won 1-0 behind Zac Curtis three-hitter in game one., then 11-8 on Saturday and ODU won the third game, 4-3 rallying with three runs in the top of the seventh.
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR MT 1b Trent Miller .356/ .548 slugging/45 RBI OF Jared Allen 10 Homers OF Ryan Stephens 7 Homers
MONARCH NOTES 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 eight Tyler Urps from California & Jordan Negrini from Hawaii were teammates at Yavapi CC in Arizona. ODU scored 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 11 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. ODU has played six doubleheaders this year ODU has played seven extra-inning games. Nick Walker has reached base 22 straight games ODU has never lost more than two games in a row this year.
ODU NATIONAL RANKINGS Fielding (18th) at .976 Saves: Brad Gero 11 (19th) Appearances: Brad Gero 34 (5th) Double Plays: 54 (18th)
ODU vs. C-USA This Year Rice 1-2 UAB 1-2 LA Tech 2-1 Charlotte 2-1 FIU 2-1 ECU 2-1 (also won a non-conf. game) UTSA 2-1 MTSU 1-2 FAU 1-2 Marshall 3-0