Monarchs Travel To Richmond For CAA Series Against VCU
By ODU Athletics
April 5, 2007
NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Monarchs (21-13/9-3) hit the road again for a three-game CAA series at Virginia Commonwealth (18-11/4-4). The series begins Friday night at The Diamond at 7 p.m.
This series pits the top two pitching staffs in the Colonial Athletic Association. ODU's team ERA is 4.03 while the Rams are at 4.82.
ODU will be led by senior outfielder Mike Zahm who is hitting .415 with 43 runs batted in. Freshman thirdbaseman Jake McAloose is next at .357 with 29 RBI and designated hitter David Burns leads the team with seven homers, 46 RBI and a .344 batting average.
On the mound, sophomore Dan Hudson is 5-2 with a 2.73 ERA, Anthony Shawler is 7-0 with a 2.83 ERA. Shawler has 75 strikeouts in 60.1 innings of work.
VCU is led by Jared Bolden with a.409 batting average and has 11 steals. Chris Jackson is second with a .373 batting average and a team high 31 RBI. On the mound John Leonard is 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA and Phillip Dean is 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA. Luke Prisker leads the Rams with four saves and has a 5-0 record with a 2.86 ERA. Last year, ODU won two of three from VCU coached by ODU alumni Paul Keyes ('84).
Saturday's game will be at 2 p.m. and Sunday's game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Follow the series live at www.vcurams.vcu.edu