Mar 30 / Rob

JMU Has Its Own Bash Brothers

The Diamond Dukes have dropped their first CAA series over the weekend and now sit in 2nd place in the CAA. The offense isn’t to blame though. Catcher Jake Lowery and and short stop Dave Herbek are putting up some ridiculous numbers and staking a claim to the title of JMU’s Bash Brothers. Unlike the original Bash Brothers, Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco however, they’re not roided out freaks.

I don’t claim to be a college baseball expert, but you don’t need to be to realize how impressive Herbek’s and Lowery’s play has been. Sometimes the numbers speak for themselves.  These two guys are just blowing away the competition in the CAA. Check out these rankings in a number of offensive statistical categories:

Rank   Team   Player   TB
             
1   James Madison   Jake Lowery   94
2   James Madison   David Herbek   86

 

Rank   Team   Player   RBI
             
1   James Madison   Jake Lowery   41
3   James Madison   David Herbek   38

 

Rank   Team   Player   HR
             
1   James Madison   Jake Lowery   12
2   James Madison   David Herbek   11

 

Rank   Team   Player   R
             
1   James Madison   Jake Lowery   38

 

Rank   Team   Player   OPS
             
1   James Madison   David Herbek   1.365
2   James Madison   Jake Lowery   1.334

 

Rank   Team   Player   SLG
             
1   James Madison   Jake Lowery   .879
2   James Madison   David Herbek   .869

So the two are clearly blowing away the competition in the CAA. Here’s the thing though, those are the national rankings. That’s right. Herbek and Lowery rank 1-2 in Slugging, OPS, Home Runs, and Total Bases, sit 1st and 3rd in RBI, and Lowery leads the nation in runs. And in case you didn’t know there are 285 teams in Division 1 baseball. And only 9 of those teams have hit more homers than Lowery and Herbek’s combined total of 23. Wow.


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  1. Todd / Mar 30 2011

    Gotta love that early series against Bucknell where the Dukes literally scored 100 runs! Rob is carrying the blog lately, somebody tell the other guy to “get his gut a’ rollin’!”

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