Keydets Head to Elon to Open Series Friday
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Release: 03/16/2017
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VMI baseball will return to action Friday, when the Keydets open a three-game series against the Elon Phoenix in Elon, N.C. First pitch is set for 4 p.m., and games Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) will follow.

How to Follow

Fans can follow along with updates via live stats and the @VMIbaseco Twitter page. There will not be any streaming video or audio available for the series.

Tickets

Tickets are available at the gate or through elonphoenix.com for $5.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday: VMI RHP Josh Winder vs. Elon RHP Ryan Conroy
Saturday: VMI RHP Matt Eagle vs. Elon LHP Jordan Barrett
Sunday: VMI LHP Brandon Barbery vs. Elon RHP Kyle Brnovich

First Words - Game Notes

Friday's game will mark just the second contest all-time between VMI and Elon - Elon won the lone previous meeting by a 5-4 score on March 11, 2003.

Saturday starter Matt Eagle is coming off perhaps the best outing of his career, as he threw six shutout innings last weekend against Quinnipiac. Eagle allowed just five hits and one walk while striking out a career-high nine.

Jacob Jaye made his first career start at third base Tuesday against Old Dominion - Jaye had two hits in the game and handled three chances in the field without incident.

Lefty Michael Geary pitched a career-high 2 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss at ODU - Geary did not allow a run and struck out two.

Next Time Out

Following this series, the Keydets return home Tuesday to take on the Richmond Spiders at 6 p.m. The game will be video streamed on the SoCon Digital Network.

NOTE: Game notes will be posted during the afternoon hours on Thursday.


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