Monarchs Host JMU In Three-Game CAA Series

April 01, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 1, 2010

NORFOLK, VA--The ODU Baseball Monarchs return home to host the Dukes of James Madison In a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series beginning Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

The Dukes are led by Matt Browning with a .447 batting average along with four homers and 27 RBI. David Herbek leads the team with 30 RBI and he is hitting .329, while Trevor Knight is hitting .320 with a team best six homers. As a team, JMU is hitting .323 with 31 homers on the season.

The ODU Monarchs are led by senior thirdbaseman Jake McAloose with a .333 average along with four Homers and 20 runs scored. Nathan Hartman leads the team with 29 RBI, while Joe Velleggia leads The team with five homers. Sophomore Kenny Stoneback has the team's best batting average at .407.

Once again junior lefthander Kyle Hald is expected to get the call on Friday night. He has a 4-2 record with a 2.56 earned run average and 48 strikeouts in 45.2 innings of work.

ODU leads the series, 49-40-1 and won last year's series in Harrisonburg, two games to one.

CAA TEAM RECORDS VCU 3-0 13-12 James Madison 4-2 13-11 W&M 2-1 16-8 UNC Wilmington 2-1 14-10 Georgia State 2-1 14-11 Towson 2-4 5-20 George Mason 1-2 13-8 Delaware 1-2 10-10 ODU 1-2 12-17 Hofstra 0-0 6-13 Northeastern 0-3 6-9

CAA GAMES THIS WEEKEND Hofstra at Northeastern Georgia State at Towson Canisius at Delaware George Mason at UNC Wilmington William & Mary at VCU

OTHER NOTES THIS WEEKEND SERIES Sponsored by the Virginia Lottery.

FLOOD THE BUD On Friday, April 23rd at 7 p.m., the Monarchs take on Towson in a CAA game and we are Attempting to break the single game attendance record for the Bud Metheny Complex. The current attendance record is 2,125 in 1984 against Virginia Tech. All tickets are just $1.

Fan Giveaways include: Student Organization Spirit Contest ($500-Grand Prize) Free Airtran Round Trip plane ticket to the "Fan of the Game" First 75 students receive a free T-shirt