JMU roundup: St. John’s tops Dukes in baseball

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QUEENS, N.Y. – Four different St. John’s starters had at least three hits while starting pitcher James Lomangino worked seven innings for the 15-4 victory over James Madison on Friday in the opening game of a three-game non-conference baseball series at Kaiser Stadium.

SJU improved to 11-10 with its eighth straight win overall and its 19th straight at home. JMU fell to 8-12.

The Red Storm totaled 21 hits and scored runs in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings to build a 7-2 lead before breaking the game open with a six-run seventh and adding two in the eighth. JMU scored single runs in the second and sixth innings and added two late runs in the ninth.

Sophomore catcher Bobby San Martin was 2-for-4 with an RBI as JMU was limited to six hits for the game. Redshirt senior first baseman Matt Tenaglia had a single, run, RBI and walk.

Lomangino allowed two runs, both unearned, on four hits with six strikeouts in seven innings to improve to 2-3. Redshirt sophomore Aaron Hoover was a last-minute starter after sophomore Mark Gunst was injured pregame. Hoover took the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Right fielder Zach Lauricella reached base in all five plate appearances with a double, triple, home run, walk, hit by pitch, four runs scored and three RBIs. Center fielder Alex Caruso was 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored. First baseman Matt Harris had three hits with two runs and two RBIs. Shortstop Jarred Mederos also had a three-hit game.

Game two of the series will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday with video coverage available on ESPN3.

Swimming and diving
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., March 20, 2014 – James Madison senior swimmer Shannon Dubay participated in her second of three events at the NCAA Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center in Minneapolis, Minn., Friday.

Dubay placed 37th in the 100-yard breaststroke out of a field of 49. It is the highest finish by a JMU swimmer at the NCAA Championships, besting the 43rd-place showing that junior Sin Hye Won posted in the 100 breaststroke a year ago. The senior completed the swim in a time of 1:01.30 during Thursday morning’s preliminaries.

Milwaukee’s Emily McClellan was the top qualifier during preliminaries with a time of 57.81. She’ll compete with 15 other swimmers in this evening’s finals for the national championship.

Day three of the NCAA Championships gets underway at noon on Saturday with preliminaries followed by a finals session starting at 8 p.m. The prelims are available to watch live through University of Minnesota video streaming with the finals available on ESPN3.