ODU Reliever Gero Named ABCA All-East Region
NORFOLK, VA-- Old Dominion University senior reliever Brad Gero (Lake Worth, FL.) has been named to the first team 2014 ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) All-East Region squad as announced today.
The righthander co-led Conference USA in saves with 12 (tied with Brad Roney of Southern Miss) which ranked him 12th nationally and set a new ODU single season record for apperances with 39 which led the league and ranked fourth nationally.
Gero compliled a 3-4 record with 44 strikeouts in 53.1 innings of work. He had a 2.87 earned run average and opponents only hit .256 against him as he helped lead the Monarchs to a 36-26 record and the school's first NCAA appearance since 2000.
Gero, who came to ODU from Dayton State Community College completed his career at ODU with a 7-7 record, 13 saves, and a 2.93 ERA. Last year, he ranked fifth in the CAA with 26 appearances. His 65 career appearances in just two seasons rank him ninth all-time at ODU, while his 13 career saves tie him for fourth all-time with Andy Lee (1996-99), Mike Grohs(1989-91) and Bill Shsultz (1986-90). The top three ODU all-time save leaders are Ron Walker (1995-97) with 17, Wayne Gomes (1991-93) with 16) and Adam Wisniewski(2009-11) with 15.
2014 ABCA/RAWLINGS ALL-EAST REGION
Pitcher Jordan Carter Sr. St. Joseph’s
Pitcher Jason Inghram Jr. William and Mary
Pitcher Josh Prevost Sr. Seton Hall
Relief Pitcher Brad Gero Sr. Old Dominion
Catcher Brian O’Keefe Jr. St. Joseph’s
First Base Ryan McBroom Sr. West Virginia
Second Base Billy Fleming Jr. West Virginia
Shortstop D.J. Ruhlman Jr. Seton Hall
Third Base Ty McFarland Sr. James Madison
Outfield Collin Forgey Sr. St. Joseph’s
Outfield Michael Katz Jr. William and Mary
Outfield Nick Thompson Jr. William and Mary
Designated Hitter Charley Gould So. William and Mary