LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's baseball team fell to Ursinus by a 9-0 score on Friday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) competition at Caplan Field.
The defeat marked a split in the series and dropped the Diplomats' record to 16-11-1, 4-3-1 CC on the year while the Bears jumped to 19-6, 6-2 CC.
Ursinus stormed out the gate in the top of the first with six runs on four hits, including a streak of six-straight batters reaching base, to take the early lead.
In the third, the Bears added on with back-to-back RBI doubles down the leftfield line to toss an additional three runs on the board and go ahead 9-0.
With a single up the middle in the bottom of the fourth, left fielder David Iacobucci brought himself within five hits of F&M's career record with 168 in his career. The all-time mark is shared by J.T. Triantos '12 and Gary Kruger '06 with 173.
The Diplomats were unable to string together an inning with multiple hits throughout the contest as Ursinus starting pitcher Seth Regensburg (5-1) put together a complete-game shutout with seven strikeouts.
Justin Cavegn, Iacobucci and Reed Williams each notched one of F&M's three hits by tallying 1-for-3 efforts at the plate. First baseman Austin Kurey paced the Bears with a 2-for-4 effort with two runs scored and two driven in, as Ursinus combined for nine hits.
CC play continues tomorrow with a doubleheader on the road at Swarthmore. Game one is slated for a 12:30 p.m. start.