Oehler Named CAA Player Of the Week

May 14, 2002
By ODU Athletics

May 14, 2002

NORFOLK, VA. - Old Dominion University junior catcher John Oehler (Audubon, NJ.) was named CAA Player of the Week. Oehler batted .800 (8-10 on the weekend with three homers, a double, six runs scored and seven runs batted in.

Oehler tied a Monarchs' record with three homers in Sunday's CAA game at Towson in which ODU won, 10-6. He went 5-for-5 with five runs scored and five RBI. Oehler is second on the team in hitting at .318 and is hitting.423 in 17 CAA games. He leads the league in sacrifice hits with ten.

Only three other Monarchs have ever hit three home runs in a game. They are Nick Boothe ('85) against UNC Charlotte i 1985; Matt Quatraro ('96) at C.W. Post in 1994, and Jeff Eure ('01) against N.C. State in 1998.

ODU plays at Liberty Tuesday night, then hosts Duke Wednesday night at 7 p.m., before closing out the season with a three-game home CAA series with 22nd ranked James Madison, beginning Friday night at 7 p.m.

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