Baseball Hits The Road To Face Old Dominion



Feb. 21, 2012

East Carolina vs. Old Dominion
Feb. 22, 2012 | 3 p.m. ET
Norfolk, Va.

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Date Feb. 22, 2012
Location Norfolk, Va.
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Game Notes East Carolina I Old Dominion
Twitter @ECUBaseball
Record 3-0
Last Game Win vs. Milwaukee, 6-3 (2/18/12)
Head Coach Billy Godwin (Atlantic Christian, 1986)
Career: 482-223 (13th season)
ECU Record: 220-138 (7th season)
Milwaukee Panthers
Record 2-1
Last Game Win vs. Temple, 6-2 (2/18/12)
Head Coach Chris Finwood (VMI, 1988)
Career Record: 244-252 (10th season)
Record at School: 2-1 (1st season)

Opening Weekend Recap

• East Carolina looks to extend its current winning streak to four games ... The have started a perfect 4-0 14 times in school history with the last time coming in 2009.
• Junior Joseph Hughes will make his sixth career start ... In 2011, he appeared in 18 games (one start) where he allowed 12 runs (10 earned) on 22 hits ... Hughes fanned 21 and walked 11 in 22.0 innings posting a 4.09 ERA ... Out of high school he was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 40th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft (pick 1,192).
• The Pirates moved up two spots to No. 20 in the latest Perfect Game poll ... They are also receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches/ESPN and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
• ECU owns an all-time 301-182 record against members of the Colonial Athletic Association.

• Junior John Wooten extended his current hitting streak to 10 games with his solo home run in game two of the doubleheader against Milwaukee (Feb. 18) ... Dating back to the start of the 2011 Conference USA Championships, Wooten is bating .457 (16-for-35) with a home run, three RBI, eight runs and has collected five multi-hit games.
• Junior College transfer Jay Cannon made an immediate impact in the series opener where he started all three games in right field ... Cannon batted .444 (4-for-9) with a home run, four RBI and scored five runs.
• Sophomore Drew Reynolds collected a pair of saves on the weekend working just 1.1 innings where he recorded three punch outs ... In the series opener he entered the game with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth striking out Ryan Solberg on three-straight pitches ... His second save came in the series finale where he retired the side on 10 pitches with two strikeouts ... Reynolds experienced action in the field replacing Ben Fultz in game one of the Milwaukee doubleheader and then started in left field in the night cap.
• Senior Corey Thompson batted .500 (5-for-10) against Milwaukee in the series opener ... His two-RBI double in the seventh inning on Saturday in game two of the doubleheader proved to be the game-winning hit ... Thompson also drew a team-best five walks on the weekend.

• Wednesday's game will mark the 55th game between the two schools, where ODU holds a 28-26 all-time lead ... ODU won the last meeting 7-4 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium on May 17, 2011 ... Philip Clark and Zach Wright collected three hits in the loss, while Jack Reinheimer and John Wooten each drove in a run ... The last time the two teams met in Norfolk, Va. was on March 4, 2008 where the Pirates won in 10 innings, 20-13 ... On that day, ECU knotted the game at 13 in the top of the ninth and scored seven runs in the 10th for the win.