NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware baseball team fell 6-0 to James Madison University Sunday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium.

Freshman Chris Ludman threw six strong innings Sunday, allowing just two earned runs. The Delaware native struck out five batters and didn’t issue a walk.

Delaware (20-17, 7-5 CAA) managed just two hits off James Madison (21-19, 6-9 CAA) starter Nick Stewart who threw six shutout innings striking out nine batters.

Down just 2-0 heading to the bottom of the seventh, the Blue Hens placed the tying runs on base with just one out, but a strikeout and a groundout quickly ended the Delaware threat.

In the eighth, James Madison added four runs to put the game away for good. Despite the loss, the Blue Hens still earned the series victory by virtue of a 5-1 Friday victory and a 7-6 Saturday victory.  

Junior Nick Patten increased his on-base streak to 28 games with a fourth-inning single, while Clay Conaway struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless ninth. 

Delaware returns to action Tuesday afternoon at Delaware State. First pitch from Dover is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Head coach Jim Sherman: 

"We just ran out of gas today. I thought Ludman gave us another good start just like he did last weekend, but our bats just didn't come through for him. Give James Madison's starter a lot of credit he was very good today. Overall, we still won the series which is a positive." 

HEN SCRATCHINGS: 
• Delaware falls to 3-16 this season when getting outhit. 
• The Blue Hens were shutout for the fourth time this season. 
• Patten also ran his hitting streak to four.
• Through four CAA series, Delaware sits in a three-way tie for third place.