Ben Verlander goes 8 for 10 on the day
Monarch pitchers hold Trojans to five hits with 10 strikeouts
Andy Roberts struck out six in six innings for ODU.
action photos from the game
CAREER: Catcher from Downingtown East High School (PA.)...A first team All-League and All Sectional selection in 2012... 2011 All Area Team,and second team All-Sectional... 2010 Honorable Mention 2011, 2010 All Ches-Mont Team.. 2011 Area's Top 12 Catchers List, Philly.com 2011 Stats: .390 batting average, with 8 home runs and 26 RBI's. Hit .393 as a senior, .389 as a junior with 8 homers...
PERSONAL: Alex Kowalczyk is the son of John and Lisa Kowalczyk...Has one sister, Anna (17)... Plans to major in business...would like to start his own business...Favorite Sports Personality:Josh Hamilton...Favorite Foods: Italian spaghetti casserole...Favorite Movie:"Book of Eli"....Dream Vacation: Switzerland in the summer...
FINWOOD ON KOWALCZYK "ALEX IS A VERY PHYSICAL CATCHER WHO CAN REALLY SWING THE BAT AS WELL. WE LOVE ALEX'S RAW POWER AND HITTING POTENTIAL AND THINK HE WILL DEVELOP INTO A TOP NOTCH CATCHER DURING HIS TIME AT ODU."