Baseball Team Downs James Madison 11-3
March 25, 1998
HARRISONBURG – Sophomore catcher Josh Bowling and senior right fielder E.J. Anderson each hit two-run, opposite-field homers to spark Virginia to an 11-3 victory against James Madison in non-conference college baseball this afternoon at JMU’s Long Field. Virginia upped its record to 15-8 overall. The Dukes slipped to 11-12.
Anderson, a left-handed hitter, lofted his homer over the fence in left to give the Cavaliers a 2-1 lead in the second inning. Bowling, a right-handed hitter, connected in the sixth to right field for a 6-3 Virginia advantage. Bowling, who finished 2-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored, helped but the game away in the ninth with a two-run double. Bowling gunned down three Dukes on stolen base attempts.
The Cavaliers also received two hits apiece from senior left fielder Jon Kemmerer, senior third baseman Brian Sherlock, senior first baseman Ryan Gilleland, and freshman second baseman Hunter Wyant.
Freshman left-hander Brandon Creswell tossed four innings of shutout relief to earn his first collegiate save and preserve the win for classmate Tommy Keiper (2-0). Creswell allowed five hits, struck out one and walked none. Keiper, a right-hander, gave up three runs one eight hits, struck out three and walked three.
JMU junior center fielder Kevin Razler led the Dukes by going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI. Senior shortstop Corey Hoch extended his hitting streak to eighth games with a pair of doubles in four at bats. Sophomore third baseman Eric Bender was 2-for-4 with a double. Senior pitcher Greg White (1-2) singled in the eighth to push his career-best hitting streak to 12 games.
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Batteries: UVa Keiper, Creswell (6) and Bowling. JMU G. White, J. White (8), New (9) and Smoker. WP Keiper (2-0). LP G. White (1-2). S Creswell (1). HR: V- Anderson, one on in 2nd (3), Bowling, one on in 6th (2).