A duo of Thomas Dale alums and a Cosby graduate have been knocking the cover off the ball for the VMI Keydets. Matthew Pita,...

A duo of Thomas Dale alums and a Cosby graduate have been knocking the cover off the ball for the VMI Keydets.

Matthew Pita, a Cosby graduate and Nathan Eaton, a former Knight have put up monster freshman seasons thus far. Pita leads the team with a .371 batting average and is tied second on the team with five home runs to go with 18 RBI. Eaton has hit .328 while playing a solid shortstop. He has added three home runs, 10 RBI and four stolen bases on the year.

Collin Fleischer, a Dale graduate and sophomore at VMI has shown a penchant for the long ball as well, joining Pita on the roster with five home runs and a team-leading 20 RBIs.

In VMI’s most recent victory over the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Pita and Fleischer homered to back James River’s Josh Winder on a complete game victory, his third win of the season.

VMI is 10-7 on the year and opens a three-game home series with Rider University (Lawrence Township, New Jersey) starting this Friday, March 18 in Lexington.