Archive | May, 2011

We’re Going To The CAA Championship

15 May

The baseball game today had an abrupt stop. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t hear any horn indicating that there was lighting. When the big storm came by, we assumed that the game was over. My dad and I even went back home. When we saw that the rain stopped and JMUSports said that the game was going to start up again, we went back to the ballpark. On our way there, we got the great news that the game did start back up. We got there at the bottom of the third inning.

We missed what Towson did at the top of the third. Did I care? No. I was just glad we got their just in time to see the Dukes bat.

In the fourth, JMU finally got on the board on a SAC fly by Cole McInturff. JMU went into the fifth up by two. Towson cut the lead in half in the top half of the fifth, and that was the closest JMU have ever been to almost losing. The Dukes scored three runs in the fifth. In the sixth, they scored six runs. The rest was history.

JMU got the 11-1 victory and a spot in the CAA tournament. Also, Old Dominion lost their game today, so JMU is now tied for first in the CAA.

This was a good way to end their season at home. Now, we’ll see how the rest of the season (and the CAA tournament) plays out.

Their next game is Tuesday at Radford. First pitch at 6pm.

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I hate rain… I REALLY hate rain

15 May

*groan* I hate rain

As a huge baseball fan, I hate rain. Mainly because baseball is to sensitive to rain. Football and soccer can handle rain just fine, but baseball and rain do not mix at all. Two MLB games already got rained out today and I wouldn’t be surprised if a third got rained out before the end of today.

Anyway, with lots of rain pouring here in Harrisonburg, I highly doubt that this baseball game against Towson is going to continue. This game only lasted two innings and they weren’t that exciting. No runs were scored and there were only four hits total.

The Dukes were really close to scoring a run in the first inning with David Herbek at third. However, Ty McFarland struck out and the inning ended. The second inning had Cole McInturff at second and ended with Jake Lowery hitting a pop-up to the first baseman.

As of right now, I don’t have any updates on what’s going on with the rain delay. JMUsports is not posting any updates on Twitter at the moment. However, I’m pretty sure the game is canceled. If I get any updates, I’ll make sure I post it here or on Twitter.

May Madness!

14 May

The JMU Lacrosse team had a really good season, but they couldn't pull it off against Princeton (Courtesy: JMUsports.com)

Well… yeah, it’s been a while since I my last post. Just to prove how long it’s been, let me recap on what’s happened since then. The JMU women’s basketball team lost its first round game against Oklahoma, VCU made it to the final four, UConn won the national championship,  the MLB baseball season started, Michigan lost the national championship game in hockey, Animal Kingdom won the Kentucky Derby and US Navy SEALs  killed our worst enemy. Yeah, a lot has happened.

Anyway, the JMU lacrosse team played the first game of the national championship against Princeton. Now, JMU has had a lot of experiences with Princeton in the past. Historically, we haven’t been doing too well against Princeton. However, we have had some good wins against the Tigers recently, including a 10-5 victory last March.

The game didn’t start out to well for the Dukes, with Princeton getting a quick 4-0 lead. Yeah, that kept us JMU fans pretty silent. However, we didn’t give up hope. We soon found ourselves leading 7-5 over the Tigers. We were back into the game. The half ended 7-7 and we were really excited.

The second half was a lot tougher. Princeton’s great speed kept us from getting the ball too much. However, we still kept it pretty close. We tried really hard to come back after Princeton was leading 11-9. We scored a goal, but we couldn’t get the tieing goal. The Dukes had two really good chances to tie it up, but the Princeton goalie saved them both. The Dukes lost 11-10. A really tough loss to swallow.

I can’t really say who did the best, but one player who did really well was Ashley Kimener, who scored three goals.

I know it’s been a while and I should have been keeping track of things. Well, better catch up now than never.