Arrowood, Gunter and Nichols Join Godin As Draft Selections

June 07, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

June 7, 2006

NORFOLK, VA-- Senior's Dana Arrowood (Woodbridge, VA., Kevin Gunter (Richland, NJ), and Patrick Nichols (Chesapeake, VA.) were selected in the Major League Baseball draft late Tuesday and Wednesday.

They join junior righthander Jason Godin who was selected in the fifth round by the Kansas City Royals. Gunter was selected in the 13th round by Cincinnati, Nichols in the 16th by Washington and Dana Arrowood in the 38th round by Detroit.

Gunter was 6-5 with a 3.46 earned run average for ODU. He fanned 101 batters in 104 innings. He was the CAA Pitcher of the Week three times and tossed two shutouts along with three complete games. Gunter ranked eighth in the CAA in ERA.He tossed complete game shutouts against George Mason and VCU. He fanned 11 in the Mason contest.

Senior catcher Patrick Nichols tied for third in homeruns with 18, the second most in ODU history. Nichols threw out almost 50 percent of the runners who tried to steal (23-47). Nichols earned second team All-CAA honors and hit two or more homers three times this year. In ODU's 9-8 victory over Towson which went a school record 18 innings, Nichols caught all 18 innings.

Dana Arrowood tied for second in saves with seven and led ODU in hitting with a .353 batting average. He also led the Monarchs with 52 runs batted in, tied for the lead with five triples and hit seven homers. Along with seven saves, Arrowood had the best ERA on the sqaud at 3.17 with 60 strikeouts in 48.1 innings. Teams hit only .239 against him. Arrowood was a first team All-CAA selection.

Godin compiled an 8-3 overall record with a CAA leading six complete games. He fanned 146 batters in just 115.1 innings. The second team All-CAA selection was COLLEGIATE BASEBALL magazine's National Player of the Week twice after fanning 17 against Navy and setting the school record of 18 against Northeastern.