The Southern Conference coaches and SoCon Sports Media Association announced their all-conference baseball teams Monday, and VMI’s Tyler Tharp and Josh Winder were honored. Tharp earned First Team All-SoCon honors in the outfield from both groups, and Winder earned Second Team All-SoCon honors from both in the starting pitching category.
Winder, meanwhile, is VMI’s scheduled pitcher in Tuesday’s first round game. He is the first Keydet starting pitcher to earn All-Conference honors from the SoCon since 1990, and is just one out shy of becoming the first Keydet to ever reach 100 innings pitched in a season. He has already set a new school record in that statistic and moved into third all-time in single season strikeouts.
VMI and The Citadel will play in the opening round, single-elimination game to start the SoCon Championship on Tuesdaymorning at 10 a.m.
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