Three Keydets from VMI Baseball secured All-Southern Conference accolades, with Justin Starke named first-team catcher, Trey Morgan as second-team outfielder, and Will Riley as second-team starting pitcher, as per both coaches and SCSMA. Starke had a standout season, breaking VMI records and earning his second consecutive honor, while Morgan displayed strong performances both at bat and on the mound. Riley, in his first postseason award, achieved impressive stats as a starting pitcher this season.

By the Numbers
  • Justin Starke slashed .360/.626/.472 with 73 hits, 61 runs, and 47 RBI
  • Trey Morgan hit .370 with 27 hits against conference opponents and posted a 2.04 BB/9 average on the mound
  • Will Riley attained five wins, with 81 total strikeouts and a 6.10 ERA in over 76 innings played in 2024
State of Play
  • UNC Greensboro's Caleb Cozart was named the Player of the Year by the coaches, while East Tennessee State's Cameron Sisneros earned the same title on the SCSMA ballot.
  • VMI Baseball team, including Starke, Morgan, and Riley, begins postseason play at the SoCon Championship at Fluor Field in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • The team faces elimination in the first round against Mercer.
  • Game time for the critical match is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday and will be broadcasted live on ESPN+.
What's Next

The VMI Baseball team will strive to overcome Mercer to advance to the double-elimination phase and potentially secure a strong position in the bracket.

Bottom Line

Three Keydets from VMI Baseball, Starke, Morgan, and Riley, have excelled this season, securing prestigious All-SoCon accolades and demonstrating their skill and commitment to the sport.