Senior outfielder Rob Dickinson was named Big South Player of the Year Monday, leading three Keydets that received awards from the conference at the league’s postseason banquet in Lynchburg, Va. Matt Winn earned Second Team All-Big South honors, while Drew Bryan was VMI’s representative on the league’s all-academic team.
Rob Dickinson’s chase for .400 came down to the final at-bat of his collegiate career, but the senior grounded out to second base to start the eighth inning and his VMI Keydets fell to the High Point Panthers, 6-4, in VMI’s 2013 season finaleSaturday at Gray-Minor Stadium.
Andrew Rash had a two-run, go-ahead triple in the eighth inning, part of his 2 for 4, four RBI game, to lead the Virginia Tech Hokies to a 9-6 win over the VMI Keydets in non-conference baseball action Tuesday in Lexington, Va. Virginia Tech’s win gave the Hokies a split of the season series between the clubs, as the Keydets were bidding for their first season sweep in the series since 1962.
Michael Felton singled home John Reilly in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Campbell Camels to a 4-3 win over the VMI Keydets in Big South baseball action Saturday in Buies Creek, N.C. The contest was the middle game of a three-game series and marked VMI’s third consecutive walk-off loss.
Connor Bach handcuffed the North Division-leading Campbell Camels for 8 2/3 innings, but the VMI Keydets went 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position and CU’s Blake Boyce had a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth, giving Campbell a 2-1 win over VMI Friday in Buies Creek, N.C. The game was the opener of a Big South three-game series and marked VMI’s second straight walk-off setback.
The teams combined to leave 27 runners on base in a game that lasted three hours, 58 minutes, but in the end, a long single by VCU Ram Jordan Weymouth scored Joey Cujas to give VCU a 5-4 win over the VMI Keydets in non-conference baseball action Wednesday at The Diamond in Richmond, Va. The contest was the series finale between the clubs, as the squads split the season series at two games apiece.
The VCU Rams scored twice in the third inning to take the lead for good, and then broke open a close game with a four-run ninth en route to an 8-4 win over the VMI Keydets Sunday afternoon at Gray-Minor Stadium in Lexington, Va. The contest was the finale of a three-game series between the clubs, won by VMI two games to one.
VMI broke a 5-5 tie by scoring on a wild pitch in the sixth and padded the lead with three in the seventh to pull away for a 9-7 victory over James Madison in a non-conference baseball game on Tuesday evening at Gray-Minor Stadium.
The VMI Keydets jumped out to a 8-1 lead, rallied late to force extra innings and then saw a dropped fly ball by Coastal Carolina Chanticleer outfielder Alex Buccilli allow the winning run to score in the 10th inning as the Keydets prevailed, 10-9, in a back and forth battle Saturday at Gray-Minor Stadium in Lexington, Va. The game was the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader and marked the 250th career victory for VMI head coach Marlin Ikenberry.