Monarchs Travel To VMI on Tuesday-Host NSU Wednesday

March 26, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 26, 2012

NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Baseball Monarchs hit the road to Lexington, VA to take on VMI Tuesday night at 5 p.m., then return home Wednesday night to play crosstown rival Norfolk State at 6 p.m. at the Bud Metheny Complex.

This will be the third meeting between ODU and VMI this season. The Monarchs defeated the Keydets at ODU and at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton earlier this Month.

Jacob Morley leads VMI with a .387 average with six homers and 21 RBI, followed by George Piccirilli at .345 with three homers and 12 RBI. VMI is scheduled to throw Adam Lopez (0-1).

This will be the first of two meetings between ODU and NSU. The Spartans are led by Cameron Day who is hitting .368, followed by James Taylor at .347 while Ryan Montgomery leads the team with 11 RBI. NSU is scheduled to throw Justin Bhatti (2-2) Wednesday night.

The two teams will play again on April 17th at Harbor Park.

Through 23 games, Austin McGowan is hitting .429 for ODU,followed by Josh Tutwiler at .333. Chris Baker leads ODU with 20 RBI and six homers, while Tutwiler is second in RBI with 15.

Last week Baker hit .533 with two homers (including a grandslam on Saturday against Hofstra) and five RBI and Josh Eldridge hit .417 with four RBI.

Brandon Smith is 4-0 with a 3.52 ERA, while Dean Ali is 1-1 with a 2.76 ERA and Erick Baker is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA. In six appearances, freshman Dylan Bratton has a 0.0 ERA.

The Monarchs are scheduled to throw senior C.J. Huyett (0-1) against VMI and freshman Greg Tomchick (0-2) against Norfolk State. Listen the the NSU game Live on Star1310 WGH Radio AM with Ted Alexander and Doug Ripley.