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Courtesy: ODU Sports

Monarchs Open C-USA Tournament Against Middle Tenn.

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: May 20, 2014
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ODU MONARCHS (33-22) VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE (30-25)
Wed. May 21 at 10 AM (ET) - Pete Taylor Park, Hattiesburg, MS.
Conference USA Baseball Championships

ODU Radio: STAR1310 AM - Ted Alexander- Play by Play
Live streaming is also available at the following link, along with the tournament bracket and more.

http://www.conferenceusa.com/championships/m-basebl-championship-14.html


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

 ODU LEADERS (C-USA Ranking)
Runs – Walker 42 (4th)
Hitting- Walker (.329) 8th
Hits – Higgins 71 (T3rd); Ostrich 65 (11th)
RBI- Burney 41 (5th ), Slaton 40 (6th)
Doubles – Burney 17 ( 3rd ), Higgins 15( 5th)
Homeruns – Burney 6 (5th)
Slugging – Burney 3rd (.526);Walker .482(5th)
On Base PCT: Walker .420(3rd); Burney .414 (4th)
Stolen bases: Walker 14-15 (3rd); Myers 12 (4th)
Saves: Gero (11) –T1st
Appearances –Gero (34)-2nd – School record

COMPARING THE TEAMS
              ODU MT RICE FIU
Hitting: .286 .271 .289 .289
Runs : 325  296    290 311
2B:      109   49    88      82
3B:     13     16    11      12
HR:    16    30    20       25
BB:  198   200  190     222
SO: 324   381   297    292
SB: 54-71 33-50 29-50 53-67
FLD: .976 .975 .980    .968
ERA: 3.46  4.15 2.49  2.22
CG: 4        6    1       6
SHO: 2    5      8      4

ODU RPI INFO
RPI – No. 37 by the NCAA
Non-Conference NCAA RPI is 21
Strength of Schedule - No. 4 by NCAA
15-10 vs. Top 100 RPI
3-5 vs. Top-25 RPI 
2-3 vs. Top-10 RPI

 

 

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