Game Notes: VMI on the road at Mercer for weekend series
VMI baseball will return to action Friday, when the Keydets travel to Macon, Ga. to take on the Mercer Bears in a three-game SoCon series. First pitch Friday is set for 6 p.m., with games Saturday and Sunday to follow at 2 and 1 p.m. respectively.
How to Follow
Fans can follow along with all three games via live stats.
Probable Starting Pitchers
VMI RHP Matthew Eagle vs. Mercer RHP Ryan Askew
VMI RHP Josh Winder vs. Mercer TBA
VMI TBA vs. Mercer RHP Kevin Coulter
The Keydets are 13-4 when holding an opponent to five runs or less.
David Geary has not only tied for the second-most triples in one season in school history, but he is 23 hits from tying for the 10th-most in a single season. Geary currently has 49 hits and Kelly Sweppehiser had 72, the 10th-most in VMI history, in 2006. Geary is also two shy of tying for the 10th-most doubles in VMI single-season annals, a feat last accomplished by Jordan Tarsovich just one year ago.
The Keydets have hit 49 home runs as a team, just 11 shy of the number hit last season that was the second-most in school history. Right now, the 49 number ranks sixth in team history, just one shy of tying for fifth. The Keydets’ slugging percentage of .476 also ranks fourth in VMI annals.
Next Time Out
Following the Mercer series, the Keydets return home to face Old Dominion Tuesday night at Gray-Minor Stadium. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.