Diplomats Split Double Header with Dickinson
LANCASTER, Pa -- Franklin & Marshall spilt a Centennial
Conference (CC) double header with Dickinson Saturday afternoon,
winning the second game 7-2. The Red Devils (6-12, 2-2 CC) came
away with a 5-1 win over the Diplomats (10-8, 3-1 CC) 5-1 to start
Franklin & Marshall struck first in the opener scoring a run on a double by Nick Nolnick. Dickinson tied the game in the third when Jordan Kaufman scored on a balk. The Red Devils added a run in fourth when Garrett Horan’s single scored Tyler Rosa from third.
The wheels came off in the fifth as the Diplomats committed one error and allowed four stolen bases. Dickinson capitalized scoring three runs. Kaufman started the inning hitting a single down the leftfield line. He moved to third on two stolen bases. Bart Marchant single plated Kaufman for the first score of the inning. The Red Devils scored two more runs on a double by Matt Catania and a throwing error on the Diplomats.
Sean White (3-1) pitched a complete game for the Red Devils. He allowed one run to score and gave up six hits in seven innings of work. Despite picking up the loss, Mike Duranti (2-2) pitched a solid game as well. Duranti allowed eight hits and two earned runs in his seven innings on the mound.
The second game started off with each team scoring runs in the first inning. The Red Devils picked up their second run in the second. That inning is when Brad Andres settled down and used help from Bredan McCreary and Chris Miller to halt Dickinson from scoring the remainder of the game.
Andres (2-0) pitched six innings allowing three hits and one earned run, picking up his second win of the year.
The difference came in the bottom of the fifth when the Diplomats broke a 2-2 tie by scoring three runs. J.T. Triantos knocked in Matt Valente with a single and moved Matt Will to third. Triantos stole second and Nick Rolnick’s single brought both runners home, making the score 5-3.
The Diplomats added two more runs in the eighth when Matt Will’s triple scored Valente. Will crossed home plate on a wild pitch.
Franklin & Marshall had 13 hits led by Will who went 3-for-4 and knocked in three runs.
The Diplomats return to action tomorrow against Albright. Game time is schedule for 1 p.m., weather permitting. Stay tuned to GoDiplomats.com for any schedule changes.