Verlander Wins 17th For Tigers

September 13, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 13, 2007

NORFOLK, VA-- Justin Verlander ('04) became the first Detroit Tiger pitcher since Jack Morris in 1986-87 to win atleast 17 games in consecutive years. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year pitched the Tigers to a 5-1 win over Texas. Verlander is now 17-5 with a 3.47 ERA. He fanned seven with just one walk.

Below is what the rest of ODU pro baseball players have done this summer.

Brandon Carter (2b) hit .295 for independent Anderson.
He scored 54 runs
in 67 games. Carter also knocked in 22 runs and stole 17
bases with four homeruns.

Tyler Belcher (C) hit .181 for the Marlins A league Jamestown. He had two doubles and three RBI.

Jeffrey Eure (3b) hit .209 for the Royals AA Witchita team. He hit two homeruns with 11 RBI in 24 games.

Patrick Nichols (C) hit .200 for the Nationals A team in Hagerstown. Nichols hit three homers with 18 RBI in 41 games.

James Burok was 0-0 for the Rockies A team in Modesto. Burok had seen strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work.

Jason Godin was 5-6 with a 3.46 ERA for the Royals Burlington A team. Godin fanned 60 in 96.1 innings of work.

Kevin Gunter was 0-2 for the Reds A team in Dayton. He had 32 strikeouts in 38 innings of work and a 3.08 ERA.

Donnie Smith was 2-1 for the Cardinals A team in Palm Beach. He fanned 50 batters in 59.1 innings of work and had a 3.00 ERA.