RAMS BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL FOR "RAMSANITY" EVENT AT THE DIAMOND

RICHMOND, Va. – The VCU Baseball team closed out its fall practice season with its first ever "Ramsanity" event held on December 1st from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Diamond.  

The Rams had 30 student-athletes compete in the event, with the players spilt into four teams that were drafted by Head Coach Paul Keyes and assistant coaches Shawn Stiffler, Jeff Palumbo and C.J. Rhodes.

The teams ascended through a number of physical challenges set about the 9,600 seat stadium, that tested them both physcially and mentally.

"I think they took to the challenge pretty well and I thought the guys stuck together," said Keyes. "Especially as some of the guys were struggling at the end, some of the guys that had finished early went back and helped pull them along."

Rhodes' team (pictured right) won the event , after finishing with an average time of 28.25 on the course. The winning team consisted of redshirt junior Taylor Buran, sophomore Bill Cullen, freshman Heath Dwyer, junior Nick Kime, junior Kyle Haynes, freshman Vimael Machin,   sophomore Landon Prentiss.

On the individual side senior Paul Nice captured first place honors (25.02). Dwyer (25.48) came in second while senior Seth Cutler-Voltz (25.53) came in third. 

LINK - VIDEO OF THE EVENT

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