UNCG Baseball Visits VMI for Conference Play

UNCG Baseball Visits VMI for Conference Play

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team travels to Lexington, Virginia for Southern Conference (SoCon) three-game series against VMI starting Friday, March 31st.

Who: VMI
Where: Gray-Minor Stadium
When: Friday, March 31 | 1 p.m. (Note Time Change)

Who: VMI
Where: Gray-Minor Stadium
When: Saturday, April 1 | 2 p.m.

Who: VMI
Where: Gray-Minor Stadium
When: Sunday, April 2 | 1 p.m.

Last Time Out
UNCG fell to NC State in a mid-week match-up, 6-2.
GC Jarman was the only Spartan with multiple hits swinging 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and a stolen base.
Kennedy Jones, Mitchell Smith, Dallas Callahan, and Braylen Hayes each had a hit.

Scouting the Spartans
The Spartans are 13-12 in regular season play and 2-1 in SoCon play.
UNCG is second in the conference in double plays (22), sacrifice flies (15), and double plays per game (0.88).
Nationally, the Spartans are 22nd in double plays, 23rd in sacrifice flies, 33rd in stolen bases (45), 37th in hit by pitch (42), 41st in double plays per game, 42nd in stolen bases per game (1.80), and 78th in hits (243).
Jarman is nationally ranked 12th and leading the conference in sacrifice files (4). Dosi Jonas is third in the conference and 61st nationally with three sacrifice files.
Zack Budzik is batting .345 (30-for-87) in 23 games played with 18 RBIs, six doubles, and one triple.
Jones is batting a .350 to lead the Spartans (36-for-103), with 20 RBIs, four home runs, and four doubles.
In 37.0 innings pitched, Jake Wolf has a 3.41 ERA with 18 strikeouts and just 19 runs allowed. He is 1-2 on the mount with one save.
Caleb Cozart and Jones are the only Spartans with four home runs. Rowan Watt, Smith, and Jonas have three home runs, and Callahan has two home runs.
Seven Spartans have double-figure RBI, with Smith leading the team with 23 of the 146 RBIs.

Scouting VMI
VMI has a record of 14-12 so far this season, with a 1-2 SoCon mark. The Keydets defeated Wofford, 9-6, in 11 innings for their lone conference win.
VMI is currently on a three-game losing streak, coming off a 9-7 loss against Virginia Tech.
VMI is leading the conference in doubles (68), doubles per game (2.62), hits (269), sacrifice flies (16), slugging percentage (0.498), stolen bases (103), and stolen bases per game (3.96).
Nationally VMI is first in stolen bases, second in stolen bases and doubles, and fifth in doubles per game (2.62) and sacrifice bunts (24), 16th in sacrifice flies, 17th in batting average, and 24th in hits (269).
Trey Morgan is leading the conference in base on balls (24), and base on balls per game (0.92).
Cole Jenkins is leading the conference with 10 doubles and is 38th in the nation.
Ty Swaim is nationally ranked among the top 50 in six categories: fifth in stolen bases with 19, 11th with 0.73 stolen bases per game,12th in runs (34), 38th with 1.31 runs per game, and 50th in hits (38),
Cole Garrett is third in the nation in sacrifice bunts (7).
Justin Starke is 14th nationally with 17 stolen bases, and 54th in the nation and second in the conference in total bases with 67.
Series History

UNCG went 2-1 in the series last season. The Spartans won 12-1 and 7-3, while the Keydets won 3-1. UNCG holds the all-time record 34-18.

Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro