VMI Closes Out Regular Season against EIU
LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI baseball team hosts Eastern Illinois University this weekend, the last regular-season games of the 2019 season. The contests are scheduled for Thursday (6 p.m.), Friday (2 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m.).
Prior to the start of Saturday’s game, the programs three seniors, Jake Huggins, Corey Johnston and Ryan Smoot with be honored on Senior Day.
In eight May games, Huggins has been swinging a hot bat. He has a .407 average, seven RBI, seven runs with a double, a triple and a home run. He has posted a .543 on-base percentage with a .630 slugging percentage. Jon Clines has a .379 batting average in May and Callen Nuccio is hitting .353 with a team-high eight runs scored.
Eastern Illinois comes to Gray-Minor Stadium with a 25-27 overall record and a 13-17 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Panthers are fresh off a 13-6 victory over Butler University Tuesday, with centerfielder Grant Emme going 3-3 with three runs scored, a double and a stolen base.
The Keydets will enter the 2019 Southern Conference Tournament, in Greenville, S.C., next week as either the #7 or #8 seed. VMI has finished all of its regular-season conference games (9-15) and awaits the results of the Western Carolina/The Citadel series this weekend to find out its next opponent.