RAMS RACK UP 14 HITS IN DOMINANT WIN AT VMI

Score: VCU 11, VMI 2
Location: Lexington, Va.
Records: VCU 31-15, VMI (13-33)

The short story: After trailing 2-0 at the end of the second inning, VCU's bats came alive as the Rams scored 11 runs on 14 hits. The Rams capped the game off with a four-run ninth inning to sweep the season series.

LEADING OFF

  • Four Rams took the mound, allowing just two runs on eight hits while striking out 11 batters.
  • Evan Chenier moved to 6-0 on the season after giving up no runs on three hits in three innings.
  • Josh Simon went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
  • Jack Schroeder went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored.
  • Alex Taylor went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Keydets scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning to take an early 2-0 lead.
  • The Rams responded in the top of the third with back-to-back singles from Brett Norwood and Talyor to even the game at 2-2.
  • Simon gave VCU the lead for good with a sacrifice fly to center field in the top of the fourth that plated Brandon Henson.
  • VCU put up three runs in the top of the fifth to push its lead to 6-2, capped off by a Paul Witt 3-run home run that also scored Liam Hibbits. Witt earned two RBIs on the homer after Hibbits reached on an error that scored Zac Ching.
  • The Rams scored one run in the eighth inning and four runs in the ninth for the final margin.

NEXT UP
VCU travels to Durham, N.C. to face ACC foe Duke in a doubleheader on May 5. The first pitch is set for noon.