Cole Jenkins ’24, VMI right fielder, was named the Southern Conference’s Baseball Player of the Month for April 2023.
Jenkins smashed his way through April, hitting .534 in 17 games with 25 runs and 24 RBIs. He blasted eight homers, four doubles, three triples, and stole six bases in eight attempts. He had a .570 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging mark. Jenkins was the Perfect Game/Rawlings National and SoCon Player of the Week April 10, 2023.
“Cole helped lead our team throughout the month of April offensively with his great approach,” said Sam Roberts ’11, VMI baseball head coach. “He stayed consistent throughout, and the results followed for him. His work continues to get better, and we look forward to him finishing the season off strong.”
Jenkins, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, ranks in the top 10 in numerous SoCon statistical categories, including batting average (.391 – fourth), slugging percentage (.710 – third), hits (66- fourth), RBIs (45 – tied for fifth), doubles (15 – tied for second), home runs (11 – tied for eighth), and total bases (120 – third).
Editor’s Note: This story first appeared at vmikeydets.com.