Monarchs Host CAA Leading UNCW In Home Finale

May 18, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 18, 2005

NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion (22-30/5-16) hosts the Seahawks of UNC Wilmington in a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series beginning Thursday night at 7 p.m. This is the final homestand of the season for ODU.

The Seahawks are 36-17 overall and lead the CAA with an 18-3 record. Tim Preston leads UNCW and the CAA with 87 basehits. He ranks fourth in the league at .390, followed by John Raynor at .380. As a team, UNCW leads the league in hitting at .319, and are second in pitching at 4.08 (ERA).

Ronald Hill is 9-4 with a 3.36 earned run average followed by Jeff Moore at 5-1 with a 3.51 ERA. Hill is scheduled to pitch Thursday, Zach Kimball is scheduled to pitch Friday and Moore on Saturday for the Seahawks

The Monarchs are led by sophomore firstbaseman Bryan Cipolla with a .332 batting average. He leads the CAA in RBI with 67, three ahead of UNCW's Matt Poulk.

Evan Chipman is third in the CAA with 24 stolen bases. He is currently hitting .301. Tyler Belcher is hitting .307 with 33 runs batted in.

On the mound Kyle Dubois is 5-1 with a 3.78 ERA. Dana Arrowood is 4-5 with a 3.86 ERA. Dubois ranks fourth in the CAA with 68 strikeouts in 64 innings, while Arrowood is fifth with 67 strikeouts in 87 innings. Arrowood is scheduled to pitch on Thursday night.

ODU seniors Evan Chipman, Ronnie Stahl and James Burok will be honored before Saturday's 5 p.m. start.

UNCW       18-3    36-17
VCU        13-8    28-17
GMU        12-9    30-17
Towson     11-10   30-21
Delaware   11-10   24-27
Hofstra    10-14   24-29
W&M        8-13    25-25
JMU        8-13    20-32
ODU        5-16    22-30