Welcome to the latest version of This Week in VMI Athletics!
VMI baseball continues to roll, staying in Collegiate Baseball's top-30 (#29) after taking two of three from Charleston Southern this past weekend. The only loss was to CSU ace Tyler Thornburg, who allowed just two hits in a thrilling 1-0 CSU win two weeks after pitching a CG against the Florida Gators. That kid can pitch. Jason Farley answered with a CG of his own in the second game of Saturday's twinbill, pitching VMI to a win. Tuesday sends the Keydets to Virginia Tech, in a game that will be broadcast on 1450 AM WREL in the Lexington area (as well as VMIKeydets.com).
VMI football announced three new recruits today, and you can check out that article here.
Track comes off a solid weekend at the Military Championships, which were hosted here in Lexington. Hannah Granger smoked the field in the 5K, setting a new school record by some 20 seconds, and Felix Kitur hung on late to win the 800. Both teams finished fourth, which was a strong result, and now the squads will prepare to head to Liberty next weekend for a meet there. We'll be on hand with some twitter updates on Saturday, although we'll not sure how much or when yet.
Lacrosse lost to Detroit-Mercy 11-8 Saturday, falling to 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the MAAC. Keith Long continues to show improvement, as he posted three goals and an assist, while Sean McCoy appears to be back to his normal self as he stopped 11 shots in defeat. Manhattan is up next for the Keydets, in a game which is set for noon on Saturday.
Women's soccer will hold a skills clinic April 24, and you can check out more info on that here. That'll wrap up this week's blog, check back next week for further update!