VMI Keydets baseball
VMI Keydets logo

Started play


Head coach

Marlin Ikenberry (8th year)


Gray-Minor Stadium




Lexington, VA


Big South (2004-present)
Southern (1951-2003)

Conference titles



Red and yellow


VMI Keydets baseball is the baseball team of the Virginia Military Institute. It was formed in 1866, but the first official team started in 1951, under coach Frank Summers. They play in the Big South Conference of the NCAA Division I with all of the rest but 3 VMI sports.


Up until 1921, VMI baseball played on the Parade Ground. When present-day Alumni Memorial Field was built in 1921, the baseball team joined football playing there games there. In 1951, a new team started playing colleges from a much broader range. Under Frank Summers, VMI went a record low 1-20, and 0-12 in the Southern Conference. The following year, the Keydets went 1-13 under coach Vince Ragunas.

Through the years, VMI competed in several Southern Conference championships, but never won one and made it to the College World Series. They fell short in 1969 and 1993. Since VMI made the change in the Big South in 2003, the Keydets have failed to even get to the Big South Championship game.

Coaching StaffEdit

Name Position
Marlin Ikenberry Head Coach
Daniel Latham Assistant Coach
Nachion Moore Volunteer Assistant Coach
Jonathan Hadra Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Players in the MLBEdit

Name Notes
Michael Bowman Playing for the Brewer's AA Huntsville Stars
Trey Barham Playing for Oakland's AA Midland Rockhounds
Michael Roberts Playing for A Brevard County of Milwaukee
Travis Smink Will play for Tri-City Valleycats of the Astros
Sam Roberts Will play for Oakland's Vermont Lake Monsters
Tanner Biagini Will play for Hudson Valley of the Tampa Bay Rays
Jordan Ballard

Will play for the Tri-City Dust Devils of Colorado


  • Cory Spangenberg - Left VMI in his freshman year but drafted by the Padres in the first round, the only VMI player to do so

External LinksEdit

Official Baseball Site