JMU baseball picked to finish sixth in CAA preseason poll


RICHMOND, Va. – On Wednesday morning the Colonial Athletic Association announced the 2020 Baseball predicted order of finish and Preseason All-CAA Team. James Madison baseball was selected sixth out of nine participating universities.

The Dukes also claimed three spots on the Preseason All-CAA Team with senior Brett Ayer and sophomores Trevon Dabney and Kyle Novak earning positions. Two more Dukes earned honorable mentions in the form of Nick Stewart and Fox Semones.

JMU finished the 2019 campaign 31-26 and posted an 11-13 record in conference play. The Dukes returned to the CAA Tournament for the first time since 2016, but were eliminated in two games. JMU also became the first team in Cal State Fullerton history to blank the Titans in consecutive nights in Fullerton, California.

Brett Ayer was selected to the Preseason All-CAA team in 2020, after posting a 4-1 record in relief. The senior left-hander appeared in 16 games for the Dukes, pitching 35 and 2/3 innings, allowing 24 hits and 13 runs, 10 of which were earned. Ayer faced 128 batters and posted a .188 batting average…

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