|Seahawks Rebound With 9-1 Win Over JMU|
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Jordan Ramsey delivered six inning of one-run baseball and Drew Farber knocked in three runs as UNCW topped James Madison, 9-1, in Colonial Athletic Association baseball action on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.
The Seahawks (12-7, 1-1 CAA) halted the Dukes (11-7, 4-1 CAA) nine-game winning streak, which ranked fifth in the nation.
Luke Drayer (2-1) was the tough-luck loser for JMU, allowing two runs, one earned, on just two hits and three walks in 5 and 1/3 innings.
Matt Tenaglia and Johnny Bladel each had three hits for the Dukes and Cole McInturff added two hits.
UNCW rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the sixth with seven runs to take a commanding lead. The Seahawks strung together five straight hits in the frame.
Up next: The series concludes on Sunday with a 2 p.m. start. Lefthander Christian MacDonad (2-0, 3.47 ERA) will make the start for the Seahawks while the Dukes counter with righthander Mike Howerton (2-0, 5.85 ERA).
How it happened: Trailing 1-0 in the top of the sixth, UNCW sent 12 batters to the plate, scoring seven runs to take the lead. Luke Dunlap led off with the first of three JMU walks issued in the inning and Dick put runners on first and second with a walk of his own. Ryan LaGrange then ignited the Seahawk lineup with the first of five consecutive hits off JMU pitchers. LaGrange lined a two-run single and Farber plated two with a single off the first base bag into right field.
Early Turning Point: JMU loaded the bases in the first and looked to take an early lead, but Chad Carroll's single through the right side hit Tenaglia to kill the play and put runners back on second and third. Ramsey then rolled an inning-ending ground ball double play to end the threat.
Inside the numbers: UNCW scored runners seven times in 16 opportunities on the evening and scored a runner from third on 5-of-6 opportunities ... JMU recorded just one out in the outfield (LaGrange in the 9th) ... There were no extra base hits on the game for either lineup ... Ramsey has an ERA of 0.38 in his last 28 and 2/3 innings.
Notes: UNCW snapped a five-game losing skid to the Dukes in Harrisonburg ... JMU was averaging 11.8 runs per game during their nine-game winning streak ... Michael Bass extended his hitting streak to 15 games and his on base streak to 21 ... Luke Dunlap drew four walks, he had three total on the season entering the game ... Tyler Molinaro and LaGrange pushed their hitting streaks to eight.