W&L Baseball Earns Fifth Seed in 2008 ODAC Tournament

SALEM, Va. -- The pairings for the 2008 ODAC Baseball Tournament have been set and Washington and Lee earned the fifth seed and will take on second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday at 3:00 pm at Lynchburg City Stadium.

Lynchburg College is the tournament's top seed, finishing the season with an 28-9 overall mark and a 15-3 conference record. The Marlins (24-12-1, 13-5) and Randolph-Macon (21-15, 12-6) sit second and third while Bridgewater College (23-15-1, 11-7), W&L and Hampden-Sydney (17-23, 8-10) round out the final three entries in the six-team field.

With a 21-10 overall mark (10-8 ODAC), the Generals secured their 10th-straight winning season in 2008 and their first 20-win season since 2005. Junior center fielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./Islip) paces the Blue and White from the plate with a .432 batting average, along with five doubles, seven triple, five homeruns and 26 RBI, while senior right fielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) has racked up a team-best 13 doubles to go with seven triples, three homeruns and 35 RBI. Junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) leads W&L from the mound and has made a team-high 14 appearances with seven starts. Clark owns a 3.21 ERA and a team-best 4-1 record this season.

2008 ODAC Baseball Tournament Schedule

Thursday, April 24
GAME 1: #1 Lynchburg vs. #6 Hampden-Sydney - 11:00am
GAME 2: #2 Virginia Wesleyan vs. #5 Washington and Lee - 3:00pm
GAME 3: #3 Randolph-Macon vs. #4 Bridgewater - 7:00pm

Friday, April 25
GAME 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 11:00am
GAME 5: Winner Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 - 3:00pm
GAME 6: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 - 7:00pm

Saturday, April 26*
GAME 7: 11:00am
GAME 8: 3:00pm
GAME 9: 7:00pm

Sunday, April 27*
GAME 10: 1:00pm (if necessary)
GAME 11: following Game 10 or at 4:00pm (if necessary)

* Match-ups to be determined by number of teams remaining for games 7-11.