ODU Wins Conference USA Title With Help of Local Players

Trey Fisher is a left-handed pitcher at ODU who played for Chincoteague High School. He was the 2017 Eastern Shore District Player of Year. Photo courtesy of ODU Sports.

By Brennan Waldorf

Sophomore Jared Hancock plays catcher for the Monarchs. He broke Pocomoke High’s school record for stolen bases with 74 steals. Photo courtesy of ODU Sports.

The Old Dominion Monarchs won their first Conference USA baseball title last weekend, May 30, against Louisiana Tech.

Chincoteague’s Trey Fisher and Pocomoke’s Jared Hancock both play for the Big Blue team that’s currently 42-14 on the season and was last seen in the eighth position of the final NCAA RPI rankings.

The Monarchs beat the Bulldogs 7-5 and have been given the number 11 seed in the NCAA DI College World Series. The Monarchs are the number one seed in the Columbia Regional and will play Jacksonville June 4 at 7 p.m. If they win, they’ll face off against the winner of the Virginia and South Carolina Game.