VMI Baseball split its Senior Day doubleheader against Western Carolina, ending the regular season with an overall record of 27-28. After a heavy loss in game one, 16-6, the Keydets bounced back to win the second game 9-8, with Ty Swaim delivering a dramatic walk-off home run. This victory ties VMI's 27-win tally for the fifth-highest in program history as the team looks ahead to the Southern Conference Championship next week.

By the Numbers
  • Game 1: VMI stole five bases.
  • Game 2: Every VMI starter got on base, with eight of nine recording hits.
  • Trey Morgan's reached in 41-straight games.
  • Justin Starke hit career number 273, a VMI record.
State of Play
  • Swaim's walk-off homer was the first for VMI since April 2018.
  • The Keydets are waiting for the official seeding for the Southern Conference Championship.
  • VMI likely holds the seventh seed and is set to play Wednesday at 7 p.m.
What's Next

With the regular season over, the Keydets will now focus on the upcoming Southern Conference Championship in Greenville, South Carolina. The finalized seeding will determine their next matchup, and they aim to build on their Senior Day momentum.

Bottom Line

Ty Swaim’s late-game heroics provided a highlight to VMI's split-doubleheader, closing the regular season on a high note. The Keydets' resilience and clutch performances set an optimistic tone as they head into the postseason.