The James Madison Dukes were able to salvage the final game of their three game set with the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks by a 3-2 score on Sunday. All-American candidate Kellen Kulbacki hit his 10th home run on the season which broke the school’s all-time record for homers in a career with 42. Justin Wood got the victory for the Dukes by pitching a strong 7.1 innings while giving up two runs (one earned) on nine hits to get his record up to 2-4 on the season. UNC-Wilmington starter Daniel Cropper drops to 3-3 after pitching 6.1 innings while giving up three runs. JMU will head to Radford on Wednesday while UNC-Wilmington will visit UNC-Chapel Hill on Tuesday. I have also linked to the recaps of Friday’s and Saturday’s game below.
Caleb Graham picked up his first victory of the season as he shutdown the North Florida offense for the first six innings.
UVA 17 George Mason 6
Brandon Guyer went 3-4 with four RBIs, four runs scored, and a grand slam to lead the Cavaliers to a 17-6 thumping of George Mason. David Adams and John Scaglione were the other Cavs with three hits on the day.
Clemson 14 Gardner-Webb 2
The Clemson Tigers without head coach Jack Leggett pounded out 21 hits with twelve different players picking up at least one hit to pound Gardner-Webb 14-2. Ben Paulsen went 5-5 with a homer and six RBI to lead the Tiger offense.
Duke 11 Campbell 7
Kyle Kreick picked up three hits to lead the Blue Devils to a come from behind 11-7 victory over Campbell.
Georgia Tech 10 Georgia Southern 2
Eddie Burns struck out ten batters over eight innings while only giving up one earned run to pick up his second consecutive victory. Danny Payne and Michael Fisher each picked up three hits to lead the offensive attack from the Jackets.
Georgia Southern Recap
James Madison 8 Virginia Tech 6
Joe Lake drove home Bryan Lescanec to break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the eighth to lead JMU to the 8-6 victory over Virginia Tech.
Maryland 15 William & Mary 3
The Terps scored nine runs in the fifth inning to coast to a 15-3 victory over William & Mary. Joe Palumbo set the stage in the lead-off role by going 4-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs in the win.
The Eagles got their fourth straight victory with a 9-5 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday evening. Michael Ewing got three hits to lead the offense while Todd McInnis got the victory by going 3.0 innings on a staff night.
New Orleans 14 Tulane 2
The Privateers used a thirteen hit attack to hammer the Tulane Green Wave 14-2 in non-conference action on Tuesday. T.J. Baxter went 3-4 with four runs scored and four driven to lead the offensive charge.
Texas A&M 10 Rice 9 (11 innings)
The Aggies picked up a very tough 10-9 victory over the Rice Owls on Tuesday. The Owls will be back in action on Friday when they visit Southern Miss for a weekend series.
Memphis 17 Middle Tennessee State 3
The Memphis Tigers blew out Middle Tennessee State 17-3 on Tuesday. Bill Moss went 3-3 with four RBI and three runs scored to lead the Tigers to the victory.
James Madison 12 Marshall 4
Matt Townsend hit two homers and drove in five runs to lead the Dukes to the 12-4 victory. The teams will face off on Wednesday.
UAB 7 Troy 6
The UAB Blazers used a great relief appearance from James Oliver who entered with the tying run on second and the winning run on first with one out in the eighth but was able to get out of the jam and pick up his first save of the season.
Davis Stoneburger hits two homers to lead the James Madison Dukes to a 13-6 victory over Maryland. Trevor Kaylid picked up the win for the Dukes while Nick Pearce got the loss for the Terps. Maryland is back in action on Wednesday when Coppin State visits and JMU will host Liberty also on Wednesday.
Virginia Tech 4
Virginia Commonwealth 9
The VCU Rams got seven runs in the first two innings to cruise to a 9-4 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies.
The Duke Blue Devils have continued their strong start to the season with a 7-4 victory over the Temple Owls. They used a squeeze play in the bottom of the sixth by Jonathan Foreman which got Alexander Hassan home to get the 5-4 lead and they tacked on two more runs in the seventh inning to get to the final score.
NC State 8
The UNC-Greensboro Spartans used a seven run fifth inning to cruise to a 10-8 victory over the NC State Wolfpack. Korey Judd picked up the win for the Spartans while Nate Karns picked up the loss.
NC State Recap
St. Bonaventure 5
Miami (FL) 2
Eddie Williams was able to scatter six hits and seven walks to only allow two runs in his 6.2 innings of work to pick up the huge victory for the Bonnies. It is only their second victory on the season. Miami was led on offense by Mark Sobolewski who went 4-4 in the losing effort.
James Madison 5
Brandon Marsh picked up his second straight game-winning RBI as he drove in Greg Miclat with the winning run in the ninth inning. Jake Rule picked up his first victory in a Cavs uniform while Casey Lambert picked up his third save of the young season. Allie Swanson picked up his third loss of the season for the Dukes. All-American Kellen Kulbacki went 1-4 in the losing effort for the Dukes.
A very nice article came across my desk today on one of my favorite College Baseball players in Kellen Kulbacki who plays for James Madison University and played for Cotuit this summer. He led the nation in homeruns, slugging percentage, and OPS in 2006. He will try to stay at the top in the nation without the protection of his former teammates Nate Schill and Micheal Cowgill. The full article about the All-American is available here.
I have been slacking off lately but with the recent holidays and great football games on TV (see Boise State vs Oklahoma), I have not had too much time to be blogging. You can expect me to be blogging more in the near future and especially with the season starting up at the end of the month.