Diplomats Set for CC Tournament
Tournament: Franklin & Marshall is appearing in its eighth Centennial Conference Tournament since the format was adopted in 2002. The Diplomats are 8-9 in the tournament with three CC titles under their belt.
Taylor's Teams: Head Coach Adam Taylor will be coaching in his second CC tournament in three years. Both years, Johns Hopkins, Haverford and Ursinus were the other participating teams.
Versus the Field: F&M split with both Johns Hopkins and Haverford this season. The Diplomats defeated Hopkins 3-2 before falling 10-6 in a double header contest in early April. F&M took down the Fords 6-3 in Lancaster and dropped a 12-5 game at Haverford a day later. The Diplomats swept Urisnus for the second year in a row this season.
Tops in the CC: F&M ranks first in multiple categories in the Centennial Conference. The Diplomats have earned 168 walks, put down 29 sacrifice bunts and produced 29 sacrifice flies during conference play.
Where there's a Will there's a Way: Matt Will in first the CC in on base percentage (.542), runs scored (42) and walks (36).
Series Record: F&M leads 48-23
Last Meeting: April 22, 2011- Haverford, Pa.
Last F&M win: 6-3, April 21, 2011 - Lancaster, Pa.
Last HC win: 12-5, April 22, 2011 - Haverford, Pa.
In CC Tourney: F&M leads 4-1, 2
Series Record: F&M leads 58-56
Last Meeting: April 10, 2011
Last F&M win: 7-6, April 10, 2011 - Lancaster, Pa.
Last UC win: 2-0, March 31, 2009 - Collegeville, Pa.
In CC Tourney: F&M leads 2-0
Against Johns Hopkins
Series Record: JHU leads 27-47
Last Meeting: April 2, 2011 - Lancaster, Pa.
Last F&M win: 3-2, April 2, 2011 - Lancaster, Pa.
Last JHU win: 10-6, April 2, 2011 - Lancaster, Pa.
In CC Tourney: JHU leads 2-6