VMI Baseball (26-26, 6-12 SoCon) aims to cap their regular-season with a three-game series against Western Carolina (26-23, 11-7 SoCon) at Gray-Minor Stadium. This home series, starting on Thursday, not only marks their return since April but also honors 10 seniors for their contributions. VMI seeks to maintain momentum from their recent victory over Radford and improve their SoCon record ahead of the Southern Conference Championship next week.

By the Numbers
  • VMI has led the nation for the past two months with 164 stolen bases.
  • Will Riley ranks in the top 10 in the SoCon for innings pitched and strikeouts against conference teams.
  • Western Carolina has turned 48 double plays, 12th most in the country.
  • VMI is undefeated (17-0) when scoring 10 or more runs.
Yes, But

VMI faces a challenge with a six-game winless streak against SoCon opponents and must contend with Western Carolina's strong stats, including top four rankings in batting average, ERA, and fielding percentage in the conference.

State of Play
  • This series will influence seeding for the Southern Conference Championship.
  • VMI seeks to break a six-game losing streak in the conference.
  • Western Carolina comes off a sweep against Mercer and has won consecutive series.
What's Next

Post-series, VMI prepares for the Southern Conference Championship next week. Key stats and player performances from this series will be crucial for VMI's tournament prospects and individual record milestones.

Bottom Line

This final home series is pivotal for VMI to build momentum for the upcoming championship and for senior players to leave a lasting legacy. Strong performances could shift conference standings and individual record books.