Monarchs Host Dukes This Weekend

April 07, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 7, 2005

NORFOLK, VA-- The Baseball Monarchs play host to the Dukes of James Madison in a three-game CAA series beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

JMU 10-17 overall and 1-2 in the CAA will start Greg Nesbitt (1-1) in game one. Michael Cowgill leads teh Dukes in hitting at .368, while Matt Bristow is second at .341. Nate Schill leads the team with 30 runs batted in and is hitting .330.

ODU (17-18 overall and 1-5 in the CAA) will start Dana Arrowood (3-4, with a 3.60 ERA.) Friday night.

Sophomore firstbaseman Bryan Cipolla leads ODU with a .329 batting average and leads the CAA with 48 runs batted in. Senior outfielder Evan Chipman is tied for first in stolen bases with 15 and leads ODU in runs scored with 33. Freshman secondbaseman Chris Keenan is second on the team in hitting at .323.

ODU's team ERA is 4.21, third best in the CAA, while JMU is 5.92. The Dukes will throw Bobby Lasko on Saturday and Jacob Cook on Sunday. ODU will throw Bryan Hanson on Saturday, while head coach Jerry Meyers has not yet decided on Sunday's starter.


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