Monarchs Host Temple in Three-Game Series

February 28, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 28, 2008

NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Baseball Monarchs return to action Friday to begin a three-game series against Temple. First pitch Friday is 3 p.m.at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

ODU is 2-2 after splitting two games with defending BIGEAST Champion Rutgers, then defeating second ranked North Carolina, 8-6 in 10 innings and losing 7-3 to 16th ranked Virgnia.

Temple is 1-2 thus far this season. The Owls will throw Tom Dolan on Friday, Matt Monigardini on Saturday and Mike Mongiardini on Sunday.

All CAA righthander Dan Hudson will throw for ODU on Friday, followed by All-CAA and All-American righthander Anthony Shawler on Saturday's 1 p.m. contest.

Chris Buss leads ODU in hitting at .375, while Bryan Cipolla leads the team wtih six RBI.

OTHER NOTES: Anthony Shawler was named CAA Pitcher of the Week.Shawler pitched six scoreless innings against Rutgers, fanning 10, including the first four.