I am gonna make a slight departure from Nats Spring Training for some NCAA love.
Today, my alma mater, James Madison University, opened their 2011 baseball season at home against Bucknell. In the past JMU baseball has been nothing to really get excited about, as their only big splash in the past 15 years of MLB has come from 2007 1st rounder Kellen Kulbacki. But today, their season opened with a bang.
The JMU Dukes opened the game with a 15-run first inning, on their way to winning a 37-7 decision. Yes, 37-7 in baseball...
In front of the Opening Day record crowd of 923 people, the home team belted 10 homers; one of which was found 551 feet away according to Harrisonburg's Daily News Record JMU Sports Reporter Mike Barber. Junior, Jake Lowrey, and Senior, David Herbek both hit 3 home runs with Lowrey netting 8 RBIs in his 3 ABs.
JMU has a doubleheader tomorrow and another game Sunday, all against Bucknell... Ouch.
So the only question for the Dukes going into the weekend is will they score more than 100 runs in 4 games.