Monarch Pro Baseball Update

September 19, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 19, 2004

NORFOLK, VA-- Former ODU shortstop Brandon Carter (Sacramento, CA.'04) hit .392 with seven steals and 18 runs scored for Ogden for the Los Angeles Dodgers Rookie team. He then moved up to high A Columbus and hit .154 in four games.

Wayne Gomes(Hampton, VA.'93) was 3-2 with a 3.87 earned run average, 54 strikeouts in 79 innings for Oakland's AAA Sacramento River Cats. He also saved two games. Gomes, a member of the ODU Sports Hall of Fame fanned 54 in 78 innings. Gomes was the fourth overall selection in the 1993 draft by Philadelphia. He also earned All-CAA honors.

Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.,'00) hit .218 with an on base average of .281 for the Cincinnati Reds. In 56 games Hummel had 24 base hits with 10 runs scored, one homer and seven runs batted in. At AAA Louisville, Hummel hit .289 with two homers and 28 runs batted in. He scored 18 runs in 42 games. Hummel was the CAA Player of the Year and earned first team All-American honors.

On Sept. 3rd, Hummel was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox.

Jeff Eure ('02) hit 10 homers and knocked in 51 runs for High Desert, the Milwaukee Brewers A team. He hit .240 in 95 games. Eure was selected by the Brewers in the 18th round of the 2001 draft. Eure was a third team CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Donnie Smith (Portsmouth, Va.'04), a fourth roun pick of the St. Louis Cardinals was 3-3 with a 3.88 earned run average for New Jersey in the NY-Penn League. He fanned 41 batters in 46.1 innings.

Tony Gsell ('99) hit .244 with five homers and 23 runs batted in Somerset, an independent team. An All-CAA performer, Gsell was drafted by the Chicago Cubs.