Furman outscored the Virginia Military Institute 43-12 Saturday in a pre-season scrimmage at Lexington, Va.
The game consisted of three, 30-minute periods with regular water breaks to help both teams cope with hot, humid game conditions. For the most part the Paladins kept the Keydets on the defensive throughout the day.
Furman bested VMI 19-5 in the first period, 12-7 in the second and 12-0 in the final 30 minutes. Twenty-eight Furman players enjoyed some pitch time as the Paladins experimented with various combinations.
A member of the Cardinal Conference, VMI went undefeated last fall and finished the season ranked among the top 10 in Division II schools.
Seven Paladins found the try zone. Among there were freshmen Dylan Bostock and Nick Koumandarakis.
“We’re particularly happy for Nick and Dylan,” said Furman Coach John Roberts. “They will always remember scoring in their first Furman game. For the most part we played well, but there are some shortcomings to address as well.”
Furman opens the fall schedule Saturday with a 1 p.m. game against the University of North Carolina Greensboro at Roberts Field on the Furman campus.