JMU baseball & softball look to build off strong weekends

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The James Madison baseball and softball teams are both looking to build off strong performances this past weekend.

JMU baseball knocks off perennial power
The JMU baseball team returns to Harrisonburg to open a five-game homestand after making noise on the national level over the weekend. The Dukes took two of three games from perennial power Cal-State Fullerton in a road series. The Dukes are now 14-6 on the season.

JMU shut the Titans out in the first two games of the series. It marked the first time CSU-Fullerton has been shutout in back-to-back games on their home field. JMU resumes action Tuesday when the Dukes host Fairfield for the first contest of a two-game series.

Long ball leading JMU softball to wins
The JMU softball team improved to 15-5 on the season with four wins at home over the weekend. The Dukes defeated Saint Joseph's, Rutgers, Binghamton, and Morgan State by a combined score of 54-4.

The Dukes hit ten total home runs over the weekend. JMU has hit 34 home runs in 20 games to post an average of 1.70 HR per game. The Dukes' home run rate ranks third in the nation.

JMU returns to action Wednesday when the Dukes play a doubleheader at Longwood.