There’s plenty on the Docket to jump into from the latest VCU results to commitments for VCU Basketball setting the Ram for future success. Let’s dive into this week’s Docket!
VCU Baseball: Rivalries Aplenty!
The Diamond cleared up over the weekend as VCU Baseball went to war with Fordham in A-10 action. VCU took the series 2-1 and improved to 10-2 in conference play to stay alone at the top of the standings.
Game 1 on Friday resulted in a 3-0 win for the home squad. Liam Hibbits batted in Hogan Brown for his 35th RBI of the season to put VCU ahead in the bottom of the 1st inning. Fordham was held to only 2 hits on the day with VCU starting pitcher Justin Sorokowski throwing 6 strikeouts on the day. The game was put to bed after Alex Taylor brought 2 runs home in the 6th inning on an RBI double.
Revenge was sweet for Fordham on Saturday in the version of an 11-1 win in Game 2. 14 hits for the visitors including a 4 run stint at the top of the 3rd had Fordham roaring out of the batter’s box early. Andrew Schatz spoiled Fordham’s possible clean sheet with his 2nd home run for VCU in the bottom of the 8th.
VCU recovered their hitting woes in Game 3. Brandon Henson knocked a 3 run homer over the left field wall to put VCU ahead 5-0 in the 3rd inning. Zac Ching sent another home run out of the Diamond in the 6th inning to send the rams further ahead. Fordham brought 2 runs home in the top of the 9th but that wasn’t enough resulting in an 8-3 win for VCU.
On the docket this week for VCU Baseball: RIVALRIES! The rematch of Rams versus Monarchs starts the week at the Diamond on Tuesday night. Old Dominion sprung a 9th inning comeback VCU in Norfolk 6-5. VCU follows that with a trip to the University of Richmond for an A-10 series against the Spiders.
- Tuesday, April 16th: VCU vs. Old Dominion, 6:30 PM
- Friday, April 19th: VCU at Richmond, 3:00 PM
- Saturday, April 20th: VCU at Richmond, 1:00 PM
- Sunday, April 21st: VCU at Richmond, 12:00 PM
VCU Women’s Lacrosse: Two Scoring Dubs!
A rough patch of results was mended this week with back to back A-10 victories for VCU Women’s Lacrosse at Cary Street Field. Saint Bonaventure felt the Rams’ wrath led by Savannah Slack in a 17-5 victory. Slack put up a team-high four goals on five shot attempts plus an assist.
Davidson vs. VCU was a score-fest on Sunday that needed in overtime. Sky Hyatt put VCU ahead 15-12 with just over 5 minutes left in regulation. Davidson erased that 3 goal deficit to tie the game at 15-15 and 39 seconds left on the clock. In overtime, Hyatt scored her sixth goal of the game on an unassisted game-winner giving VCU the 16-15 win.
Senior Day is on the docket for VCU Women’s Lacrosse with George Mason coming to Cary Street Field on Saturday. VCU will honor their 13 members senior class during the pregame festivities.
- Saturday, April 20th: VCU vs. George Mason, 1 PM
VCU Track & Field: Springing at George Mason
The George Mason Spring Invitational took place over the weekend and VCU had 16 total athletes in the top five (Men’s: 6, Women’s: 10). Junior Delaney Savedge took first place in the Women’s 5000m finishing at 17:47.18. Samantha Yankson beat the competition in the Women’s Hammer Throw with a 50.13m throw.
This week is the Virginia Challenge for VCU Track & Field in Charlottesville. That competition begins on Friday, April 19th.
Committed For The Future!
VCU Men’s and Women’s Basketball rolled in 2020 commitments that are setting up the Rams for future success. On the Men’s side, Adrian “Ace” Baldwin revealed his hand as a VCU Men’s Basketball commitment out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. Ace is a 6’0” point guard that averaged 14 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals for St. Frances.
Rain Green is a 2020 commitment for VCU Women’s Basketball coming out of Roland Park Country School. Green is a 5’8” guard out of Baltimore ranked #25 nationally and the #5 ranked guard out of Maryland according to Max Preps. Roland Park finished the season at 26-2 overall and went 14-0 in regional play.