VMI Baseball: Keydets open SoCon play this weekend at The Citadel

vmi baseballThe VMI baseball team opens Southern Conference play this weekend at The Citadel, with single games Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).

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The Keydets finished the conference slate 12-12 in 2018, finishing fourth in the league. VMI took two of three from the Bulldogs in Lexington, Va. last spring, winning the two contests by a combined score of 24-7.

Projected Sunday starter Zak Kent was named the Southern Conference’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 18. He tied a school record last Sunday as the VMI baseball team defeated visiting Lehigh University 11-1 in non-conference play. The junior right-hander struck out 15 batters, tying the program record for strikeouts in a single game in the aluminum bat era (a mark set in 1998).

Kent is tied for ninth in D1 with 46 strikeouts and tied for eighth with one complete game. He is tied for 18th in strikeouts per nine innings (13.50). For the season, Kent has a 2-2 record with a 4.11 ERA and opponents are hitting just .174 against him.

The Citadel (7-14 this season) owns an 82-33 all-time series record against VMI (4-16 in 2019).

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