RICHMOND, Va. – While the MLB is focused on their version of the World Series in St. Louis, the VCU Baseball team is getting ready of its own version with the annual Black & Gold World Series at The Diamond.

"This week is really about just competing against each other," Head Coach Shawn Stiffler said. "We break up the teams evenly and some guys may play out of position a little bit, but really it's just about getting out there and competing. The guys really buy into it and it's a great way to end our fall practices."

The two teams have been split into a Black squad (led by Volunteer Assistant Seth Cutler-Voltz) and the Gold squad (led by Assistant Coach Kurt Elbin).

All games will be played at The Diamond and will be open to the public with free admission.

The opening game of the series will see Matt Blanchard face off against Heath Dwyer.

Game #1: Monday, October 28 – 3 p.m.
Game #2: Wednesday, October 30 – 6:30 p.m.
Game #3: Friday, November 1 – 6:30 p.m.

Black Team (Cutler-Voltz) Gold Team (Elbin)
Cody Acker Chris Ayers
Joey Bugas Matt Blanchard
Bill Cullen James Bunn
Matt Davis Darian Carpenter
Heath Dwyer Michael Carpenter
Logan Farrar Daniel Concepcion
Brian Goodling Tom Crimi
Brett Hileman Joey Cujas
JoJo Howie Shane Dressler
Logan Kanuik Thomas Gill
Bryce Lee Seth Greene
Matt Lees Alex Gransback
Vimael Machin Walker Haymaker
Nick Octavi Matt Jamer
Landon Prentiss Trevor Marino
Jordan Storey Assistant Coach: Tyler Buckley
Assistant Coach: Dan Black