LANCASTER, Pa. – Haverford’s bats proved too much for Franklin & Marshall leading the Fords to a 10-2 win in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action. The win moves the Fords (16-10-1 overall, 10-3 CC) in to the driver's seat in the conference standings, while the loss drops the Diplomats (15-10-1, 8-3) into second.
Haverford used 11 hits to score 10 runs. The first set came in the fourth inning when Jeff Butera’s double to centerfield platted Jake Chaplin. Chaplin reached on a walk and stole second earlier in the frame. Jeremy Zoll hit a single in the next at bat, scoring Butera putting the Fords up 2-0. Haverford added runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
The Diplomats got on the board in the sixth that started off with a single by Matt Will. Will stole second and moved to third on a Shea Moriarty fly ball to centerfield. Jay Anderson’s hard hit single to the pitcher scored Will.
The Ford’s answered back in next inning, scoring four runs. With runners on first and second, Charlie Carluccio sent a ball sailing over the centerfield fence for his sixth homerun of the year. Jake Kaden’s single two batters scored the other run, making the score 8-1 in favor of Haverford.
F&M added another run in the eighth, when Andrew Hanson scored on a Moriarty sacrifice fly. The Fords added two runs later in game, scoring in the eight and ninth frames.
Ben Regan picked up his first win of the year for Haverford, improving to 1-2. Regan allowed six hits, one run and struck out three in his six innings of work.
The Diplomats’ Matt Metsch suffered his first loss on the season. Metsch (3-1) gave up seven hits and six earned runs. He struck out five and issued five walks.
Butera led the way for the Fords at the plate, hitting 3-for-5. He scored two runs and drove in one.
Andrew Hanson was 2-for-3, scoring one run. No other Diplomat recorded multiple hits.
The Diplomats travel to Haverford tomorrow, game time is set at 3:30 p.m.