Baseball America Recognizes ODU's Newcomers

October 29, 2012
By ODU Athletics

Oct. 29, 2012

DURHAM, NC--The ODU Baseball Monarchs incoming class for the upcoming 2013 season received Honorable Mention recognition by Baseball America's recruiting issue on Oct. 25th.

"Chris Finwood's first class at Old Dominion overhauls the roster with 13 freshmen and seven junior college transfers. Lefthanded pitchers Andy Roberts and Ryan Yarbrough are polished juco transfers with command of three-pitches, including deceptive mid-80s fastballs. RHP Tommy Alexander, a freshman from Pennsylvania, attacks the zone with a mid-to-upper-80s fastball, a nice 73-76 curve and solid changeup. A pair of Yavapai (Ariz.) CC transfers--Jordan Negrini and Tyler Urps--could step into starting roles on the left side of the infield, as Urps is a slick defender at short and Negrini is a quality hitter with power potential and solid defense at third." -Aaron Fitt -Baseball America, Oct. 25, 2012

The Monarch newcomers include Tommy Alexander (Fr, RHP) from Forty Fort, PA; Brian Beard (Fr. OF) from Chesapeake, VA.; Conner Crookham (Fr, Inf/P) from Hatboro, PA; Victor Diaz (So, RHP) from Perth Amboy, NJ.; Brad Gero (Jr, RHP) from Lake Worth, FL; Elijah Haden (Fr, OF) from Charlottesville, VA.); P.J. Higgins (Fr. Inf) from Wallingford, CT; Dylan Hill (Fr. OF) from Poquoson, VA.; Nick Jessee (Fr, RHP) from Chesapeake, VA.; Jake Josephs (Fr. LHP) from Fairfax Station, VA.; Pat Kane (Fr. 2b) from Sewell, NJ.; Alex Kowalczyk (Fr. Catcher) from Downingtown, PA.; Chris Livers (Fr. Catcher) from Virginia Beach, VA.; Mitch Moynihan (Fr. LHP) from Virginia Beach, VA.; Connor Myers (Fr. OF) from Middletown, MD.; Jordan Negrini (Jr, 3b) from Kihei, HI.; Patrick Phillips (Fr. RHP) from Richmond, VA.; Andy Roberts (Jr, LHP) from Prescott, AZ.; Ben Slaton (Jr, OF) from Magnolia, MS.; Tyler Urps (Jr, Inf.) from Wilton, CA.; and Ryan Yarbrough (Jr, LHP) from Lakeland, FL.

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