F&M Travels to York Before Heading to Spring Break

F&M Travels to York Before Heading to Spring Break

Game 3
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
F&M at York | York | 3:00 PM
Series Record: YCP Leads 35-13-1
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 16-7, April 10, 2017
Last YCP Victory: 7-3, April 19, 2015
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Games 4-13
Sunday, March 11-Sunday, March 18
Spring Break Trip | Winter Haven, Fla.

Series History: On Tuesday, Franklin & Marshall is aiming to expand a two-game winning streak over the Spartans, dating back to 2015. Last time out, Christopher Vincent's ninth-inning grand slam put the finishing touches on a dominant 16-7 Diplomat win on the road. 

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Spring break opens Sunday against William Patterson, a team that F&M holds a 3-2 record against since 1995. Ripon is next up on Monday. F&M battled the Red Hawks last Spring Break for the first matchup in series history, with the Diplomats securing wins of 6-1 and 6-3. 

Westfield St., F&M's matchup on Tuesday, is 2-0 against the Diplomats thanks to a doubleheader sweep during the 2009 spring break trip in Florida. F&M faces Ramapo on Thursday, a team the Diplomats lost to by a 20-5 tally in the only series meeting On March 15, 2016. 

RPI is on the slate for Friday, a squad F&M is looking to beat for the first time. The Engineers enter with a 3-0 all-time record. Action concludes over the weekend against Clarkson on Saturday and Southern Maine on Sunday. The Diplomats are 3-2 against Clarkson and have never faced Southern Maine, who is currently ranked No. 11 in the country.

Last Week: F&M's game against Bard, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 3 was canceled due to heavy snow in the New York area.

A Look at York: The Spartans enter competition with a 3-3 record on the year after returning from their spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Hampden Sydney, Va. York holds just a .212 batting average through the early part of the year, but its pitching staff has been strong with a 3.23 ERA.

Milestones to Watch: Senior ace Mike Androconis has accumulated 14 wins in his career, a mark that is good for ninth-best all-time and places him just six shy of the program record (20) held by Ted Serro '06.

Androconis' three complete-game shutouts are tied for second, behind only Serro in first with five, while his 144 strikeouts are sixth all-time. With his 28 career starts, he also is closing in on the program record of 33 held by Alex Guerra '15.

Marano enters the week by closing in on the 100 hits milestone with a total of 88 in his career. 

CC Preseason Poll: F&M was picked to finish third in the CC Preseason Poll. Defending-Champion Johns Hopkins earned the top spot with 80 points and eight first-place votes, followed by Haverford (70 points, 2 first-place votes), F&M (55 points), Ursinus (54 points) and Swarthmore (50 points).