CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Jake Lowery homered and drove in three
runs to lead James Madison past Florida International 11-7 on
Friday in the opening game at the Chapel Hill Regional.
David Herbek finished with two RBIs and drove in the go-ahead
run during a six-run seventh inning that put the third-seeded Dukes
(41-17) ahead for good.
Lowery, the Colonial Athletic Association's player of the year,
finished 3 for 4, while Matt Tenaglia drove in two runs for James
Madison, which extended the nation's longest active winning streak
Five players homered for second-seeded FIU (40-19-1): Garrett
Wittels, Jabari Henry, Pablo Bermudez, Yoandy Barroso and Mike
Martinez. The Panthers had lost only twice in their previous 23
D.J. Brown (9-1) relieved starter Sean Tierney in the second and
struck out five in 7 1-3 innings for the win.