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ODU CRACKS COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TOP 30

The Old Dominion University Baseball Monarchs appear in this week's Collegiate Baseball poll at number 30. This is the first time since April 25, 2000 the Monarchs have been ranked.

ODU travels to Richmond for a 2:30 p.m. game Tuesday, then hosts William and Mary in a three-game CAA series, beginning Friday at 7 p.m. in the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

Old Dominion is 22-3 overall and 6-0 in the CAA, having won 11 straight games. The Monarchs are off to their best start since 1994. That team was also 22-3 after 25 games. The 22 wins already equals last year's total.

Through 25 games designated hitter Dana Arrowood (Wodbridge, VA.)leads the team with a .488 batting average. He is second on the squad with 29 runs batted in. Patrick Nichols (Chesapeake, VA.) leads the team in homers with ten and Is hitting .377, while firstbaseman Bryan Cipolla (Plainview, NY.) who knocked in 67 runs last year, already has 30 this year. He is hitting .333. Junior Jimmy Miles Orlando, Fla.) is hitting .433 and has 21 stolen bases in 24 attempts, while shortstop Jesse Schoendienst (Belcamp, MD.) is at .388. Junior Mike Zahm is third on the team with 28 runs batted in.

On the mound, Jason Godin (Stafford, VA.)is 5-0 with three complete games and a 4.00 earned run average. Kevin Gunter (Richland, NJ.) has two complete games and is 3-2 with a 4.23 ERA, while freshman Dan Hudson (Virginia Beach, VA.) is 4-0 with a 0.92 ERA. Dana Arrowood's has a 2.19 ERA , Freshman Ross Fetterly (Norfolk, VA.) is at .2.31 and Hunter Hall (Virginia Beach, VA.) is 4-0 with a 2.75 ERA.

The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.


Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's
NCAA Div. I Poll
(As of March 20, 2006)
Rank School (Record) Points Previous
1. Florida St. (21-2) 495 1
2. Nebraska (15-2) 493 3
3. Mississippi St. (15-0) 490 12
4. Georgia Tech. (18-3) 488 2
5. Rice (18-6) 487 5
6. North Carolina (17-3) 486 6
7. South Carolina (17-3) 484 9
8. Cal. St. Fullerton (17-6) 482 13
9. Florida (17-7) 481 15
10. Arkansas (17-3) 479 10

11. Wichita St. (20-3) 475 19
12. Miami, Fla. (21-6) 472 20
13. Clemson (11-6) 471 4
14. Louisiana St. (17-5) 469 8
15. Tennessee (14-5) 468 7
16. Texas (15-10) 465 16
17. Arizona St. (18-7) 463 11
18. Stanford (11-7) 460 17
19. Oregon St. (12-7) 457 14
20. North Carolina St. (21-5) 456 22

21. Virginia (19-4) 453 -
22. Oklahoma (18-5) 452 21
23. Baylor (14-6) 450 18
24. Kansas St. (16-1) 448 29
25. James Madison (16-4) 446 30
26. Kentucky (17-4) 443 -
27. Creighton (15-3) 441 -
28. Cal. Poly SLO (15-8) 440 -
29. Winthrop (18-5) 434 28
30. Old Dominion (22-3) 432 -

This article was posted on: March 21, 2006

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