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By Bennett Conlin (This content was originally published in our newsletter)
Record – 31-26, 11-13 CAA
Top performer – The entire pitching staff. With four pitchers going in the 2019 MLB Draft, it’s too hard to settle on just one.
Best moment – Beating Cal State Fullerton twice in California stands out as the most memorable moment from the 2019 season, although qualifying for the CAA Tournament might be the best accomplishment.
Worst moment – While not quite one moment, JMU went on a nine-game losing streak during the middle of the year. That was by far the worst stretch for the Dukes.
Season summary – JMU took steps forward. A 30-win season is a good sign, but the Dukes need to take another step forward to become a CAA contender. A CAA title contender would boost attendance and invigorate a proud baseball town. It was a good season, but not a great one.