Baseball preview, 2009 statistics by the numbers

VCU baseball statistics by the numbers

1: Players on VCU’s team last season that made either of CAA’s first, second or third teams (Pitcher Ian Thomas).

2: Seasons since VCU won the CAA championship.

3: Rank the Rams finished in last season in the CAA in times hit by a pitch—65 in all.

4: VCU’s rank last season in total bases stolen. The Rams stole 77 bases last season.

4: CAA Championships won by VCU in the last decade, the most of any team.

5: The team’s rank in 2009 in home runs given up, 52 in all.

6: Spot VCU finished at in the CAA last season in team batting percentage at .298.

7: Number of saves by the Ram’s bullpen last season.

7: VCU’s predicted finishing rank in the CAA this season, according to a vote by the conference’s head coaches.

8: VCU’s pitching staff ranked 8th in the CAA in 2009 with a ERA of 6.40.

9: The Ram’s rank in the CAA last year in on-base percentage. (Third worst in the CAA)

10: Rank of VCU last season in slugging percentage at .407 (second worst in the conference).

11: VCU’s dead-last ranking in walks drawn (153—140 less than Georgia State, who finished first in the category)

16: Number of seasons Coach Keyes has been skipper of the Rams.

23: Homeruns by VCU last season, second worst in the CAA.

25: Steals last season by VCU’s Andrew Dimino, the most in the CAA.

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