JMU takes series opener against Georgia Southern

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03/25/2023 | 2 p.m.


March 25 (Sat) / 2 p.m.

South Georgia

History HARRISONBURG, Va. – James Madison Softball outlasted Georgia Southern 12-7 to take Game 1 of the series Friday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park.

The Dukes moved to an 18-7 overall record and improved to 3-1 in conference play. The Eagles are down to 11-15 and 1-3 in conference play.

Freshman Kylah Berry took the win in the Dukes’ circle to improve to 6-0 on the season. Berry pitched five innings of work, striking out three batters and giving up no hits. Junior Alissa Humphrey started in the circle and pitched two innings of work. Humphrey noted no walks, two strikeouts and allowed just three hits.

The Dukes posted a triumphant performance of 13 hits at the plate today. Freshman KK Mathis led the way in a 4-for-4 with four RBIs and a run. Sophomore Jasmine Hall followed Mathis with three hits, three runs and an RBI while Kylee Gleason added two hits and two runs.

Graduate students Hannah Shifflett and Hallie Hall, along with rookie Bella Henzler, also added a hit in today’s victory.

HOW IT HAPPENED Georgia Southern got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning when Janai Conklin homered three-run over left field. JMU responded quickly late in the first set by adding two runs to fall behind by one. Late in the second, Gleason reached a defender’s pick to score Pinder, which tied it at three. H. Hall and Shifflett opened things up late in the second inning with back-to-back homers, giving JMU a four-run lead. Georgia Southern shot less than two runs in the top of the third inning. Late in the fourth, Mathis tackled Shifflett and H. Hall to push back the lead to 4 points. Afterwards, Henzler singled to add two more runs to make it 11-5. Mathis batted in the final inning of the JMU in the bottom of the fifth inning on an RBI single.

The Dukes will face the Eagles an hour later than scheduled due to weather issues tomorrow afternoon. The first pitch will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Veterans Memorial Park.


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