HARRISONBURG, Virginia - James Madison hammered out 14 hits and took advantage of 10 walks to storm past UNCW, 17-5, in Colonial Athletic Association baseball action on Friday.

The Dukes ran their winning streak to nine and improved to 11-6 overall and 4-0 in the CAA. The Seahawks saw their five-game winning streak halted and dropped to 11-7 on the season and 0-1 in the league.

Mat Batts (1-2) was saddled with the loss, allowing eight runs, all earned, on seven hits and a walk in 3 and 2/3 innings. JMU's Patrick Toohers (2-2) cruised through seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits, walking four and striking out three.

Michael Bass led UNCW with three hits and reached base safely in all five trips to the plate. Corey Dick launched his third homer of the season.

For JMU, Matt Tenaglia collected three hits and knocked in four runs while Chad Carroll drove in four runs on a pair of hits.

Up next: The series continues on Saturday with another 6:30 p.m. start. Jordan Ramsey (1-2, 1.91 ERA), the reigning CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week, takes the mound for UNCW while the Dukes counter with lefthander Luke Drayer (2-0, 1.80 ERA).

How it happened: JMU exploded for seven runs in the fourth as 11 hitters made their way to the plate. All runs were scored with two out and chased Batts for his shortest start of the season. Batts hit Cole McInturf with two out and walked Tyler Duke to load the bases. Bobby San Martin lined a two-run single to left to open the flood gates. Later in the inning, Tenaglia tripled to right when his fly ball was lost in the lights, scoring three runs.

Inside the numbers: JMU struck for 12 2-out RBI's on the night ... UNCW finished 1-for-13 in RBI opportunities and 0-or-8 in 2-out at bats ... JMU plated five runs in the fifth on just one hit, taking advantage of six walks ... The Dukes batted around three times on the game.

Notes: The Seahawks dropped their fifth straight to the Dukes in Harrisonburg and have allowed 44 runs in their last four outings against the Dukes on the road ... UNCW has issued 28 walks in their last four losses in Harrisonburg ... Bass raised his average to .439 with three hits ... He also extended his hitting streak to 14 games, his on base streak to 20 games and he has stolen safely in each of his first 10 attempts with two more swipes tonight ... Ryan LaGrange and Tyler Molinaro both extended their hitting streaks to seven games.