Dukes Dominate, Even Series

The Seton Hall University baseball team was coming off of a blowout on Saturday, so James Madison returned the favor with a blowout of their own. James Madison rode 14 hits and 11 runs to their 7th win of the season, an 11-3 victory over the Pirates. The pitching matchup was Seton Hall LHP Anthony Elia against James Madison RHP Chris Huffman. The James Madison Dukes got on the board first in the 2nd inning. Designated hitter Josh Wyatt singled home the first run, then SS Kyle Weston scored on a wild pitch. Left fielder Chad Carroll singled and brought home Wyatt as well as Tyler Gregory to end the scoring in the 2nd. James Madison added 3 runs apiece in the 5th and 6th innings, as well as another run in the 7th to complete the scoring. The Dukes were led by Carroll who had 3 hits and 3 RBI’s. Kyle Weston had 3 hits, and Kevin Husum, Ty McFarland, and Carroll each scored 2 runs. James Madison got a great performance from Chris Huffman who improved to 3-1 with a complete game effort. Huffman scattered 8 hits, while giving up three runs and striking out 4. Seton Hall was held off of the board until the 7th inning when Kyle Grimm scored on an RBI ground out by Alex Falconi. The Pirates added another run on an RBI single by D.J. Ruhlman. The other Seton Hall run came in the 9th inning on the second homerun of the season by Tyler Boyd. For Seton Hall, Jackson Martin, Ruhlman, and Boyd each had 2 hits. Seton Hall pitcher Anthony Elia fell to 1-2 on the year as he only lasted 4 innings in this contest. Seton Hall falls to 8-3 and James Madison improved to 7-7. The loss snapped a 7 game win streak for the Pirates

The two teams will be back in action in Harrisonburg, Virginia for the rubber game of the series. RHP Luke Cahill will be going for the Pirates who look to bounce back. The Pirates and Dukes will settle the series at 1 pm, and we will have a complete wrap of the series and a preview of the next series after the game goes final. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

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