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Monarchs Take On Maryland In NCAA Regional Opener

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: May 29, 2014
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No. 3 Seed OLD DOMINION MONARCHS (36-24) VS. No. 2 Seed MARYLAND TERPS (36-21)
NCAA Columbia, SC Regional  Carolina Stadium

ODU Radio:
STAR1310 AM Radio- Ted Alexander & Doug Ripley
 
Fans can log on to watch the game live at www.espn3.com ,
or follow the live play by play at www.ncaa.com. The ODU campus community and Monarch fans are also invited to watch the game live at the Webb Student Center on campus in the front lobby.
 
Internet: ESPN3
 
ODU VS. THE REGIONAL FIELD
ODU is 9-9 vs. Maryland (last played in 2010)
ODU is 5-2 vs. Campbell (last played in 2013)
ODU is 4-19 vs. South Carolina (Last played in 2009)
 
STARTING PITCHERS:
Andy Roberts -LHP (6-3/3.01) vs. Jake Stinnett- RHP (7-6/2.60)
 
 HEAD COACHES
Head Coach Chris Finwood - 3rd NCAA Tournament as a Head Coach
Record at ODU 85-82 (3rd season)
Career record: 327-333 (12th year)
John Szefc: 66-46 at UM/ 278-183-1 (9th year)
ODU MONARCH C-USA HONORS
Nick Walker -1st team All-C-USA & All Rookie/ All-Tournament
Josiah Burney – 2nd team All-C-USA
Dean Ali – C-USA All-Academic
Tyler Urps – C-USA All-Tournament
 
A FAMILY AFFAIR
Freshmen Sam and Kurt Sinnen are twins
Freshman Greyson Finwood is the son of Head coach Chris Finwood
ODU assistant Karl Nonemaker and Maryland pitching coach Jim Belanger were assistants at Monmouth.
South Carolina pitching coach Jerry Meyers was ODU’s head coach from 2005-10.
ODU IN THE NCAA REGIONALS
1982 in Columbia, SC
W 2-1 East Carolina
L  6-7  West Virginia
L 1-15 The Citadel
1985 East Regional-Columbia, SC
L  3-5  Western Carolina
L  2-3  Rider
1990 Central Regional (Austin, TX.)
L  3-16  Cal State. Fullerton
L  0-10  at Texas
 
1994 East Regional (Clemson,SC)
W  9-5  Notre Dame
L  8-11 Auburn (10 inn)
L 1-6  Clemson
 
1995 Atlantic 1 Regional (Tallahassee, FL.)
W  5-3  Mississippi
W  7-6  Central Florida
L  2-7   at Florida State
L  4-5   Mississippi (semifinals)
 
1996 Atlantic Regional (Clemson, SC)
L  0-6  Georgia Southern
L  1-5  at Clemson
 
2000 Clemson Regional
L  1-3  Illinois
L  5-6  Middle Tenn.
 
MONARCH NOTES
ODU last played a regional in Columbia in 1985
ODU is 8-8 in One run games
ODU is 3rd nationally with a school record 65 double plays (10 in C-USA tourney)
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
PJ Higgins reached base in 39 consecutive games (ended 4-25 at MTSU).
Brad Gero has 12 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 is 2-5 in extra inning games.
Nick Walker reached base 23 straight games during the season
ODU has never lost more than two games in a row this year.
RPI  No. 35
5-7 vs. Top 50
21 wins vs. Top 100 RPI
4 wins vs. Top 30 RPI
ODU NATIONAL RANKINGS
Fielding (15th) at .977
Saves: Brad Gero 12 (23rd)
Appearances: Brad Gero 37 (4th)
Double Plays: 65 (3rd)
 
  
ODU LAST WINS OVER TOP 20 TEAMS
5-24-14 vs. No. 16 Rice, 3-2 (Hattiesburg,MS.)C-USA Trn.
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 – Walker 43 (4th)
Hitting- Walker (.319) 9th
Hits – Higgins 75 (T4th); Ostrich 70 (10th)
RBI- Burney 41 (7th ), Slaton 40 (8th)
Doubles – Burney 17 ( 3rd ), Higgins 15( 6th)
Homeruns – Burney 6 (7th)
Slugging – Burney 5th (.492);Walker .454(8th)
On Base PCT: Burney .405 (3rd); walker .403 (5th)
Stolen bases: Walker 15-16 (2nd); Myers 12 (4th)
Saves: Gero (12) –T1st
Appearances –Gero (37)-1st – School record
ODU StartingPitchers:
Andy Roberts –LHP (6-3/3.01)
Ryan Yarbrough – LHP (6-7/4.52)
Victor Diaz -RHP (5-2/3.04) 
Brett Harris – RHP (1-1/3.38)
 
 
COMPARING THE TEAMS
              ODU MD CU USC
Hitting: .283 .270  .273 .279
Runs :  340 .308  319   312
2B:       111 103    73     84
3B:       13     5      12      5
HR:      17   19     13       31
BB:     209  225   157    227
SO:     324 342   302    328
SB:   60-79 84-111 80-109 43-60
FLD: .977  .975  .962   .975
ERA: 3.43   3.42  3.45   2.37
CG:    4        4         2      1
SHO:  2      7         6      12

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