Seven Run Eighth Lifts Diplomats

Seven Run Eighth Lifts Diplomats

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. – With two outs, and runners on second and third, Franklin & Marshall put together a game-deciding seven run eighth inning to lift the Diplomats to a 12-4 victory over Gettysburg in a Centennial Conference (CC) baseball game. F&M improved to 11-10-1 (6-3 CC) while the Bullets fell to 10-12 (2-6 CC).

J. T. Triantos reached first on a fielding error, and advanced to third on a Bill Murray double to give F&M runners in scoring position in the eighth frame. Jay Anderson walked in the next at-bat, loading the bases. Triantos crossed home when Russell Tischler was hit by a pitch, breaking a 4-4 tie.  Nick Rolnick knocked in two runs with a single to left center, putting F&M up 7-4.

Two batters later, Drew Atkins hit a single to center field, plating two more runs. Matt Will doubled in the next plate appearance and two more Diplomats scored, giving F&M an 11-4 edge.  The Diplomats added another run in the ninth when an Eric Bornstein walk scored Murray.

F&M jumped to an early two-run lead in the third before the Bullets countered in the bottom of frame with two runs of their own. Blue Wells and Anderson each picked up an RBI in the inning.

The Diplomats added two more runs to take a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning. Murray’s double to right field plated Triantos and Atkins for the scores. Gettysburg scored a run in the fourth and fifth to tie the game at four each, before F&M put together its game-winning eighth.

Murray finished hitting 4-for-5 from plate. He scored two runs and knocked in two more.

Brendan McCreary (2-1) threw the final 2 1/3 innings to earn the win for F&M. McCreary allowed two hits and no runs. John Antrim-Cashin took loss. Cashin faced five batters in the eighth and allowed six runs.

Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg will square off again this Friday in Lancaster for a 3:30 p.m. CC game.


Franklin & Marshall 12, Gettysburg 4 (Apr 06, 2010 at Gettysburg, PA)


Franklin & Marshall. 002 200 071  - 12 13  0      (11-10-1, 6-3 CC)

Gettysburg.......... 002 110 000  -  4  9  3      (10-12, 2-6 CC)


Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Matt Valente; Brendan McCreary(7) and . Gettysburg - M Karis;

AntrimCashin(8); Mi Sweeney(8); M Odierna(9); J Donovan(9) and .

Win-Brendan McCreary(2-1)  Loss-AntrimCashin(0-1)  T-2:50  A-80

HR GC - M Backus (5).