Monarchs Travel To ECU Wednesday Night

April 17, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 17, 2007

NORFOLK, VA-- Old Dominion (25-15) travels to Greenville, NC. to play East Carolina (24-12) Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Senior outfielder Mike Zahm leads ODU in hitting at .409 and ranks sixth in the CAA. He leads the CAA in RBI with 51 and doubles with 18. Designated hitter David Burns is second in RBI with 50, while secondbaseman Chris Keenan is second in the CAA in runs scored with 49 and catcher Tyler Belcher ranks third in the CAA in doubles with 16.

Anthony Shawler is fourth in the CAA in ERA at 2.78 and leads the league with an 8-0 record along with 86 strikeouts in 74.1 innings of work. Dan Hudson ranks fifth in the CAA in ERA with a 2.97 mark. He is 6-3 overall.

This is the first meeting between ODU and ECU since the 2002 season. The two teams split those two games, ODU winning in Greenville, 9-6 behind the pitching of Justin Verlander, and ECU won at the Bud, 9-5. ECU and ODU also met in the 1999 CAA Championship in Kinston, NC. The Pirates are now members of Conference USA.

ECU is led in hitting by Dale Molllenhauer at .352, while Ryan Tousley has eight homers with 37 RBI. The Pirates are scheduled to throw Josh Dowdy (1-1 with a 2.48 ERA). ODU is scheduled to counter with Dexter Carter (1-4 with a 4.63 ERA). Carter pitched ODU over Maryland last week, 4-2 when he fanned a career high 12 batters.

ODU returns to CAA play this weekend, hosting Delaware (13-16/7-7).