RICHMOND — Red-shirt sophomore Nick Robertson, a right-hand relief pitcher for James Madison University (JMU), has earned first-team baseball honors in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) by a vote of the league’s head coaches.

Also chosen was the conference’s 2019 Player of the Year and the league’s All-Rookie team.

In all, six JMU players were recognized.

The Dukes had one other first-team choice, two third-team selections and two players who received honorable mention citations.

Robertson, who missed his freshman year because of an injury, finished the season with a 5-1 record out of the bullpen.

Also, Robertson had a 1.01 earned-run-average (ERA) with eight saves.

In 35 2/3 innings, Robertson permitted 16 hits, four earned runs and struck out 54.

JMU was 17-5 in games in which Robertson appeared.

The Dukes, who finished 31-26, lost both of their games in the CAA’s postseason tournament. William & Mary, seeded No. 3, and Northeasatern, seeded No. 4, bested the Dukes, seeded No. 6, in the double-elimination event they hosted.

Only six of the CAA’s nine teams qualified for the tournament.

Robertson pitched 3 1/3 innings in the loss to Northeastern. He surrendered three hits and two runs, both of which were earned. He walked one, struck out two, hit a batter and threw 42 pitches.

Of the three hits he permitted, one was a double and one was a home run.

As a third-year college player, Robertson is eligible for Major League Baseball’s amateur draft next month.

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