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Diamond Hawks down Dukes for first CAA win

HARRISONBURG, Virginia – Jordan Ramsey delivered six inning of one run baseball and Drew Farber knocked in three runs as UNCW topped James Madison, 9-1, in Colonial Athletic Association baseball action on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

The Seahawks (12-7, 1-1 CAA) halted the Dukes (11-7, 4-1 CAA) nine-game winning streak, which ranked fifth in the nation.

Ramsey (2-2) scattered 10 hits and walked two while striking out five. The Seahawk bullpen of Kelly Secrest, Justin Livengood and Jack Lane allowed just one base runner in the final three innings.

Luke Drayer (2-1) was the tough-luck loser for JMU, allowing two runs, one earned, on just two hits and three walks in 5 and 1/3 innings.

UNCW rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the sixth with seven runs to take a commanding lead. The Seahawks strung together five straight hits in the frame.

Up  next: The series concludes on Sunday with a 2 p.m. start. Lefthander Christian MacDonad (2-0, 3.47 ERA) will make the start for the Seahawks while the Dukes counter with righthander Mike Howerton (2-0, 5.85 ERA).

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