UPDATE: Friday's game was rained out. The teams will now play a doubleheader Saturday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. VMIKeydets.com will provide an audio broadcast of game 1 Saturday and the series finale Sunday, while all three games will be broadcast on the Big South Network.
After playing eight of their last nine games at home, VMI baseball is back on the road April 12, traveling to North Charleston, S.C. for a crucial series against Charleston Southern.
How to Follow (SEE ABOVE FOR CHANGES)
Fans can follow along with all three games via live stats, while a VMIKeydets.com audio broadcast is planned for both Friday and Saturday's games. In addition, Charleston Southern will stream Friday and Sunday's games on the Big South Network, which is accessible for a small fee. Finally, there will be periodic updates, particularly for Sunday's game, on the @VMISID Twitter account.
Fans should note that there is a chance of rain Friday in Charleston. Should the series opener be moved, this may alter the broadcast schedules. Fans are encouraged to check VMIKeydets.com and the @VMISID Twitter page for updates as needed, and every effort will be made to update this preview page as well, if necessary.
Probable Starting Pitchers
Saturday, Game 1 - VMI LHP Connor Bach (2-2, 2.76) vs. CSU RHP Ryan Gunther
Saturday, Game 2 - VMI LHP Campbell Henkel (1-3, 4.50) vs. CSU LHP Tory Schroff
Sunday - VMI TBA vs. CSU RHP Kevin Buran
This will be VMI’s first conference game in 13 days, since a March 30 doubleheader split with Coastal Carolina.
The Keydets will continue to rely on Rob Dickinson, who moved into a tie for fifth all-time in hits at VMI on Tuesday against William & Mary, and the red-hot Matt Winn. Over his current 11-game hitting streak, Winn is batting 20 for 38 (.526) with a slugging percentage of .763 and an on-base percentage of well over .600. Winn has reached base in 20 straight games as well.
With his eight-out save Tuesday against William & Mary, Andrew Montague became the first Big South pitcher this season to appear in 20 games. Montague has struck out 22 in 19 1/3 innings over those 20 appearances.