newsgame notes vmi take radford wednesday night

Game Notes: VMI to take on Radford Wednesday night


vmiVMI baseball will return to action Wednesday, when the Keydets play host to the Radford Highlanders at Gray-Minor Stadium. Action gets underway at 6 p.m.


How to Follow

Fans can follow along with the action via live stats, and in addition, the game will be streamed live on the SoCon Digital Network.


Probable Starting Pitchers

RU RHP Travis McQueen vs. VMI TBA


VMI Notes

Jacob Jaye has reached base safely in 20 straight games and has hit safely in 13 straight. During the on-base streak, Jaye is hitting .319 and has drawn 17 walks against just 15 strikeouts. His on-base percentage is a team-high .453 during this run. Jaye is one game away from tying the Keydets’ longest on-base streak over the past three seasons, a 21-game run by Matt Winn last season.

Matt Pita enters the Radford game with 108 total bases on the year, 10 shy of tying for ninth on the all-time VMI record listing. Four players have hit for 118 total bases in a season, and it was last accomplished in 2013 by Rob Dickinson. The all-time VMI record (and the VMI record for a freshman) was set in 2010 by Cory Spangenberg.

Center fielder Will Malbon has been plunked by 12 pitches so far this season. The next time he is hit by a pitch, he will tie for 10th on VMI’s single-season listing with Andy Barden (2003) and Kelly Sweppenhiser (2005), who were each hit 13 times in a season.


Next Time Out

Following this contest, VMI will return to action Friday when the Keydets open a series against Furman. VMI’s final home series of the year will begin at 4 p.m.



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