Apr 3 / Todd

Softball Rolling, Good Ties Ford, UVa Up Next

We realize there are lots of spring sports doing lots of great things. And we realize the Spring Football Game is coming up this Saturday, but it’s just impossible not to keep talking softball. Over the weekend, not only did they win the series of Charleston with a walk-off comeback, but Megan Good tied her predecessor Jailyn Ford for the program record of 82 wins. Her career record stands at 82-7. Read that last sentence again and tell me how we can talk about anything else right now? And go back and watch the highlights in those links and tell me you wouldn’t love to go catch a game? (Hoping to be in Chapel Hill on the 26th for the last P5 matchups of the regular season). If you’re in or near the ‘Burg, the Dukes host that school from over Afton Mountain that is basically an institutional representation of a boat shoe in a doubleheader in tomorrow!

The team stands at 30-5 on the season and is on the fringe of the top ten nationally. We should note they’ve dropped a game in each CAA series so far and it’s really hard to see them moving into the top eight like last year which would set up another home super-regional. The Dukes also need the offense to kick in with some run support when Good isn’t on the mound to take some pressure off of Freshman #2 Odicci Alexander and the rest of the staff.

Finally, the Duke Club debuted a beautiful piece of nerd-dom at softball over the weekend  with this shirt which we love. Orienteers, geocachers, and old guys unite!

Latitude Longitude Coordinates for JMU "Home of Champions"

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  1. Ken / Apr 5 2017

    Didn’t get to stop in Harrisonburg coming from KY to watch SB; given the result, though, the Dukes need a 2nd pitcher. Alexander isn’t all that and McCabe is a walking gas can on the mound. I don’t think, at this point, that JMU will even be a regional host. Va’s RPI was in the 170s last week (haven’t looked this week) and Charleston’s wasn’t good either. If this pattern continues, they will be on the road after the CAA.

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