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Monarchs Open Three-Game C-USA Series At Middle Tennessee

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 24, 2014
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ODU Monarchs (25-16/12-9) at. Middle Tennessee State (20-21/9-9)
April 25 at 7, April 26 at 5 and April 27 at 1 p.m ET -- Reese Smith Jr. Field
Murfreesboro, TN.

Radio: Live broadcasts on STAR1310 AM with Ted Alexander

PROBABLES:
Friday: Andy Roberts LHP(3-1/2.80) vs. Zac Curtis LHP (5-2/2.33) 
Saturday: Ryan Yarbrough LHP (5-4/2.69) vs. Paul Mittura RHP (3-2/3.08) 
Sunday: Victor Diaz RHP (2-2/2.95) vs. Johnathan Frebis LHP (3-4/4.68)

SERIES: MTSU leads 1-0: The only meeting between the two was in the 2000 NCAA Baseball Regional in Clemson, SC.(May 27) 6-5 in an elimination game.  ODU head coach Finwood is 12-8 from his days at Western Kentucky from 2006-11.

ABOUT MTSU
The Blue Raiders are led by Trent Miller with a .350 batting average along with 17 doubles, four homers and 31 RBI. Miller ranks third in C-USA in hitting. He leads the league in doubles and is tied with ODU's Taylor Ostrich in triples with 3. Jared Allen has a team best seven homers with 25 RBI. As a team, MTSU is hitting .265 and has a 4.59 team ERA.

ODU LEADERS

Runs – Higgins 31 (6th in CUSA)
Hits – Higgins 59   (2nd in C-USA)
RBI- Burney 32        (5th in C-USA)
Doubles – Higgins 14   (3rd in C-USA)
Homeruns – Burney 6   (3rd in C-USA))
Stolen bases: Myers (9)
Saves: Gero (8)            (2nd in C-USA)
Appearances –Gero (24) (2nd in C-USA)
COMPARING THE TEAMS
                ODU   MTSU
Hitting:  .284    .263
Runs :  242     192
2B:         84      71
3B:         9        13
HR:      14        20
BB:     149      146
SO:     245      290
SB:    36-50    22-36
FLD:  .979     .975
ERA:  3.34    4.53
CG:    2            4
SHO: 2           1
SAV: 12          7
C-USA STANDINGS
Rice                   16-5    29-14
Southern Miss  13-5   25-17
UTSA                   11-7  26- 15
ECU                    11-7   25-17
ODU                   12-9   25-16
UAB                     10-8  24-16
FIU                      11-10 27-12
Midd. Tenn.        9-9     20-21
Marshall            8-9      18-21
FAU                   9-12     21-19
Tulane             6-13     15-23 
Charlotte       4-13       12-25-1
LA Tech          4-17      10-27
 
C-USA GAMES THIS WEEKEND
ECU at Florida Atlantic
Charlotte at UTSA
ODU at Middle Tennessee
Rice at Southern Miss
Marshall at UAB
St. Peter's at FIU
Witchita State at Tulane
Alabama A&M at LA Tech
 
ODU VS. TOP RANKED VIRGINIA ON APRIL 29TH
Location: Harbor Park in Downtown Norfolk
Gametime : 7 p.m.
Tickets: $5.00
For more information call: 757-683-4444 or go on line: YnotTix.com

 

 

 

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