Arrowood Named CAA Pitcher of the Week
April 5, 2006
NORFOLK, VA-- Senior righthander Dana Arrowood (Woodbridge, VA.) has been named CAA Pitcher of the Week. ODU, 29-3/12-0, has won 18 straight games which ties the 1985 Sun Belt Championship squad with the longest win steak since ODU went Divison I. The overall school single season mark is 21 set by the 1964 NCAA Div.II East regional champions. The Monarchs rank 15th by BASEBALL AMERICA and 18 by COLLEGIATE BASEBALL.
Arrowood saved three games without allowing a run over 3.2 innings of work. He struck out eight with no walks. He also hit a two-run homer on Saturday against JMU. He saved the Wednesday night game against Maryland, then Friday and Sunday games vs. JMU.
Thus far Arrowood is 1-0 with a 1.59 earned run average and six saves. He leads the CAA in saves, and also leads the Monarchs with a .431 batting average and 33 runs batted in.
As a team, ODU is first in the CAA in earned run average at 3.16 and second in hitting at .339. Junior outfielder Jimmy Miles leads the league in stolen bases (31), hits (62) and runs scored (41). Miles is tied for the lead in doubles(14) with Greg Sexton of William and Mary. Catcher Patrick Nichols is tied for third in the CAA with ten homers.
ODU travels to Hempstead, NY for a three-game CAA series with Hofstra beginning Friday at 3 p.m.
The Pride are led in hitting by Ricky Caputo who is fifth in the CAA in homeruns with nine. Caputo is hitting .313 with 30 runs batted in. Andy Campana leads with 11 steals. Hofstra swept the Monarchs in Hempstead last year.