NORFOLK, go. – The 2021 college baseball season is officially over, and Conference USA champion Monarchs made a mark not only in Old Dominion baseball record books, but also near the top of several teams and individual rankings this season. ODUSports.com dived into these rankings.
Final top 25 rankings
For the first time since 1985, Old Dominion was mentioned in the last top-25 polls. The final ranking of No. 16 is the highest final ranking in ODU’s history.
Top-25 recent polls
ODU ranked among the top 50 nationally in 13 categories this season.
|Runs per game||10||7.8|
|Hit by Pitch||T-16||85|
|On a basic percentage||20||.396|
|Going for walks||42||249|
The Monarchs also made a dent in ODU’s record books, breaking or tying a total of 11 records. The most talked about record set this year was the home team, as the Monarchs wiped out 39 home runs.
|Wins on the road||17|
|Extra game play||7|
|Extra laps||4 (Slips)|
|Hit by Pitch||85|
Monarchs also broke the home races in a single record, twice Andy Garriola drilled three home runs in ODU’s 13-5 C-USA tournament victory over Florida Atlantic, and tied the record in the singles.
Record – Seven Home Runs in a Game
April 4 at Marshall
1. Carter Trice – Three-run homer
2. Matt Coutney – Solo homer
3. Kenny Levari – Solo homer
4. Kyle kamp – Solo homer
5. Carter Trice – Solo homer
6. Ryan teschko – Three-run homer
7. Lincoln ransom – Solo homer
May 29 vs. Florida Atlantic (C-USA Tournament Semifinals)
1. Andy Garriola – Solo homer
2. Lincoln ransom – Two-run homer
3. Andy Garriola – Three-run homer
4. Andy Garriola – Two-run homer
5. Matt Coutney – Solo homer
6. Tommy bell – Solo homer
7. Carter Trice – Solo homer