No. 15 James Madison Defeats Delaware, 15-1, To Finish Off Weekend Sweep
NEWARK, Del. -- The 15th-ranked James Madison softball team erupted for 15 runs on 11 hits as the Dukes completed a Colonial Athletic Association weekend sweep of the University of Delaware with a 15-1 victory over the Blue Hens Saturday afternoon at the UD Softball Stadium.
The Dukes (37-6, 10-2 CAA) struck first in the top of the second inning when Kierstin Roadcap smacked a three-run homer, before JMU added five runs in the top of the third. Taylor Newton and Odicci Alexander had RBI singles during the rally, while Niki Prince contributed a two-run double.
JMU then put the game out of reach by scoring seven times during the fourth inning. Two runs scored on bases loaded walks, and after a two-run single by Prince, Madison Naujokas capped the rally with a three-run homer.
Delaware (17-21, 5-7 CAA) scored its lone run of the day during the bottom of the fifth, when Alyshia Dellatore led off with a double and came around to score on a double by Devon Steiner.
Dukes pitcher Megan Good improved to 27-1 after firing three scoreless innings, while UD starter Jordan Cargile dropped to 13-12 as she gave up six runs in 2.2 frames of work.
Delaware returns to action next weekend when the Blue Hens head to Charleston for a three-game CAA series with the Cougars.
• JMU increased its winning streak over the Blue Hens to 18 games
• Dellatore posted her sixth double of the season while Steiner recorded her fifth double
• Mattie Nuccio and Leanna Gearhart added singles for Delaware’s other two hits
• The Blue Hens are now 0-23 against ranked opponents in school history
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