Baseball: Middle-Innings Burst Leads JMU to 14-6 Win over Buffalo Headlines

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HARRISONBURG, Va. – Junior outfielder Adam Sisk recorded four hits, and James Madison baseball used a 10-run spurt in the fifth and sixth innings to earn a 14-6 victory against Buffalo on Saturday afternoon inside Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park. The Dukes evened the three-game series, improving to 7-2 this season, while the Bulls fell to 4-4. Sisk matched his career high with four hits, going 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a career-high four runs scored. He reached base safely five times, adding in a walk. Sisk extended his hit streak to four games, one off his career high. Junior infielder Bradley McKay also had a multi-hit day, going 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run and a walk. Redshirt junior catcher Zach Tondi led all players with three RBI and junior infielder Kyle McPherson scored a game-best three runs. Though the Dukes were out-hit 12-10, they tallied 11 walks and two hit by pitches to set up a plethora of scoring chances. Freshman relief pitcher Kevin Kelly earned his first career victory, tossing 1.1 innings with a pair of strikeouts between the fifth and sixth innings. Junior Tucker McCoy closed out of the game, allowing just one hit, to go with his three strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work. Junior Colton Harlow, who started for the Dukes, allowed four runs and eight hits while striking out four in 4.2 innings. JMU opened the scoring just two batters in, as Sisk hit his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot over the right-field fence, to give the Dukes the early 2-0 lead. After Buffalo got a run back in the third, JMU answered with two more in the bottom half for a 4-1 advantage. In the fifth, the Bulls plated three runs to tie the game at 4-4, but JMU answered again with a pair of runs off …

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