Monarchs Host Towson In Three-Game CAA Series

April 22, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 22, 2010

NORFOLK, VA-- The Monarchs host Towson in a three-game CAA series starting Friday night at 7 p.m. It's Flood The Bud night as ODU will attempt to break the school's single game attendance mark of 2,125 set in 1984. Tickets are one dollar and ODU students get in free with their student ID.

There will also be a student pre-game picnic with free food starting at 6 p.m. Other promotional give-a-ways will include 500 dollars to the student organization that wins the Spirit Contest, a free Airtran Round Trip plane ticket to the Fan of the Game, and the first 75 students in the stadium will get a free ODU Baseball Tee-shirt.

The Tigers come into the series with a 12-27 record and 6-9 in the CAA, while ODU is 16-25 overall and 4-8 in the CAA.

ODU is led in hitting by Kenny Stoneback at .343, followed by Chris Baker at .333 and Jake McAloose at .316. Nathan Hartman leads the team with 33 RBI followed by Baker with 30. Four Monarchs have five homers. They are Jake McAloose, Donnie Cosner, Josh Wright and Joe Velleggia.

On the mound, Kyle Hald leads the CAA in strikeouts with 69 and Ben Tomchick is eighth with 47. Hald leads the CAA in complete games and is tied with Kevin Munson of JMU, Cameron Roth of UNCW and Matt Davenport of W&M with six wins.

Hald is scheduled to pitch Friday, Chris Boggs on Saturday and Ben Tomchick on Sunday. Towson is scheduled to throwMike Trionfo on Friday, Mike Bronakowski on Saturday and AUstin Hurd on Sunday.

The Tigers are led by Chris Wychock with a .362 average, 36 RBI and nine homers.

ODU leads the series, 18-15. The two teams did not play last year. In 2008, Towson beat the Monarchs three out of four, including a win in the CAA Tournament.

CAA TEAM RECORDS VCU 11-1 22-15 James Madison 11-4 20-17 George Mason 7-5 23-12 UNC Wilmington 7-5 22-16 Georgia State 5-4 21-17 William & Mary 6-6 21-14 Towson 6-9 12-27 Delaware 3-6 19-15 ODU 4-8 16-25 Hofstra 3-6 12-20 Northeastern 0-9 7-18

CAA GAMES THIS WEEKEND Delaware at George Mason William & Mary at Hofstra Towson at ODU Georgia State at VCU UNC Wilmington at Northeastern (Sat & Sun)