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Middle of summer and ready for some info! What's shaking with the teams! Seems like there has been some transfer movement this Summer...
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I hear that Towson's pitching coach has relocated. Do they have a replacement in mind? Also, do they have anyone new that's going to be in the circle this year? They certainly need it.
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I hear that Towson's pitching coach has relocated. Do they have a replacement in mind? Also, do they have anyone new that's going to be in the circle this year? They certainly need it.

That is indeed the case... all I know about is the incoming freshman and she is a good pitcher from CA that played in the Corona Angels Organization... Time will tell! not sure about any transfers or a new pitching coach yet... 

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Who are the incoming freshmen to watch in the conference? I admit I'm not up to date on most of the other teams' recruits.
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When you look at the talent JMU has lost the last 2 years versus the incoming talent those same 2 years....significant drop.  They had better have some studs in this years class or they will find themselves dropping back to the pack sooner than later. IMO
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When you look at the talent JMU has lost the last 2 years versus the incoming talent those same 2 years....significant drop.  They had better have some studs in this years class or they will find themselves dropping back to the pack sooner than later. IMO


JMU has lost a lot of talent from the last 2 years but I think some of the freshman from last year will be ready to fill a bigger role and JMU has a super solid incoming class this year.  May not have the star power of a Ford or Good but those are rare finds for most schools.

Incoming freshman Jubas, File, Meeks and Buresch have all played at a very high level in travel ball and won or been in the finals of PGF and ASA Gold on several occasions.

I would expect Jubas to come in and start at SS as she fits the same mold as some of JMU's infielders the last couple of years of Sandy, Prince and Moran.  Think she will be in the running for Rookie of the year.  File and Meeks both hit and hit for power and will challenge for playing time from day 1.  I think Buresch could be the number 2 by year's end and will definitely push Alexander to be better. 

They still have Good this year so they will be very hard to beat in conf.

Dean has made the NCAA's 5 straight years at JMU, I don't see that changing anytime soon.  He is by far the superior coach when it comes to recruiting and is probably the best game coach in the CAA as well to go on top of being a very good pitching coach.

And for the 2nd year in a row it looks like JMU was assigned to host the conf tourney.  Not sure if it has found a permanent home in Harrisonburg but it will host for the 5th straight year in 2018.  That is a huge advantage for JMU.

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How many male head coaches are there in the CAA?
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How many male head coaches are there in the CAA?


3 - JMU, Drexel, and Delaware
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Towson Fall Ball Schedule... 

9/23 Home vs Georgetown (DH) TBD
9/30 at George Mason (DH) 2pm
10/7 Home vs Delaware State (DH) TBD
10/15 Alumni Game 11am
10/21 Home vs Maryland (DH) TBD


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And 2 more leave the JMU program. Steady making room for the dozen or so arriving next month. 
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Were they starters?
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Were they starters?


One of them was.
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And 2 more leave the JMU program. Steady making room for the dozen or so arriving next month. 


JMU board is reporting that 5 have left since the end of last season. Is this people leaving on their own, or Mickey Dean cleaning out the roster?
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JMU board is reporting that 5 have left since the end of last season. Is this people leaving on their own, or Mickey Dean cleaning out the roster?


Pretty sure it's kids leaving on their own. 
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A coach really can't clean up the roster. They were told they'd never play and they left. Or they can't stand him and left. Take your pick
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It has always been a love hate relationship for MD and his players.  Seems to be throwing numbers against the wall these days seeing if some stick.  Its working for him now so can't fault him for the process.  Might actually be a better process than recruiting small and then the kids dont pan out.  Strength in numbers!  
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We'll all see after this year when the pitching comes back down to Earth
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One injury away from becoming just another decent mid-major.  Another weak schedule will not hide their shortcomings.  Hold your breath (again) JMU fans 
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A coach really can't clean up the roster. They were told they'd never play and they left. Or they can't stand him and left. Take your pick


That pretty much covers it. (was trying to be diplomatic in my previous post)

Although 1 player left middle school year because of a family medical issue. 
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