Having halted an 11-game losing streak with a pair of resilient midweek victories, James Madison will look to continue momentum in the positive direction this weekend by welcoming Georgia State to Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park for a Colonial Athletic Association baseball series.
**UPDATE** Due to forecasted severe weather conditions, Friday's opener has been postponed to Saturday. The teams will play a doubleheader at 2 p.m. with the second game to follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Sunday's finale will occur at 1 p.m.**
JMU has a number of fan promotions in place for the series. Saturday will feature a Take a Kid to the Game promotion with free admission for every adult/child pair that enters the gate together. Sunday is Justin Brown Day, recognizing JMU’s honorary team member through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Justin will throw out the first pitch, and all kids 17 and under receive free admission in Justin’s honor.
Having come close on a number of occasions, JMU finally broke through with key performances in pressure situations late in games to pull out the two midweek wins. In the team’s 35th game of the season, Madison rallied from behind in the late innings for the first time this year, picking up a three-run double from senior outfielder Colby Roberts in the ninth inning to turn a 6-5 deficit into an 8-6 lead at Radford on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday at Longwood, the game was tied 3-3 after six and 4-4 after eight before Madison ultimately pulled out the victory in the 10th, another two-run margin.
Chris Huffman moved back to the bullpen to close both victories after a brief stint in the starting rotation for a pair of league series. His fifth and sixth saves of the season moved him into fifth on the season leaderboard.