Monarchs Open CAA Play With Mason This Weekend

March 09, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 9, 2006

NORFOLK, VA-- The Monarchs of Old Dominion (14-3) open play in the Colonial Athletic Association this weekend against the Patriots of George Mason (7-7), beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

The Monarchs will throw Kevin Gunter (2-2) on Friday and Jason Godin (3-0) on Saturday. George Mason will counter with Eric Gibbons (2-2) on Friday and Brent Hitz (2-1) on Saturday. The final game of the series will be Sunday at 2 p.m.

ODU is led in hitting by Dana Arrowood at .467 followed by Jesse Schoendienst at .459 and Jimmy Miles at .434. Miles leads the team in stolen bases with 11, while junior first baseman Bryan Cipolla has 25 RBI in 17 games. Catcher/designated hitter Patrick Nichols leads ODU with five homers.

Mason is led in hitting by infielder Brent Weiss at .333, followed by Robby Jacobsen at .322. Jacobsen also leads the Patriots in stolen bases with seven, and RBI with 11. Casey Slattery hs slammed five homers for GMU.

Last weekend, George Mason took two of three games from William and Mary in Williamsburg.

CAA Games this weekend include:
Hofstra at UNC Wilmington
James Madison at W&M
Northeastern at Georgia State
Towson at VCU