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By Bennett Conlin (This content was originally published in our newsletter)
JMU drops first two games – The Dukes’ season came to an end quickly in the double-elimination CAA Tournament. JMU lost 2-1 to William & Mary on Wednesday before falling 9-7 to Northeastern on Thursday. The offense struggled in game one and the pitching faltered in game two.
Season review – JMU finishes the season with a 31-26 overall record, the best in Marlin Ikenberry’s four years leading the program. The Dukes were 11-13 in CAA regular season action.
Four years of Ike – Ikenberry has the team moving in the right direction, and the Dukes need to keep improving to become a more relevant JMU program. Through four seasons, Ikenberry is 105-110.
Moving forward – JMU has a solid group of young players, and freshman Tre Dabney will be fun to watch over the next three seasons. The Dukes still have a long way to go to be a CAA contender, though. They need to get better in every area of the game.