Diplomats Sweep Guilford

Diplomats Sweep Guilford

Game 1 Box | Game 2 Box

Greensboro, NC. – Franklin & Marshall swept Guilford in a non-conference baseball double-header Monday afternoon. The Diplomats won 13-1 in first game and came away with a 3-2 victory in the nightcap. The Diplomats improved to 3-2 on the season while the Quakers fell to 10-8.

F&M struck first, scoring off a Bill Murray double to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Guilford responded with their only run of the game in the bottom of the frame. The Diplomats scored two runs in the second and one in the third, leading 4-1.

The bats remained silent during the middle innings, before F&M rallied off nine runs in the top of the sixth.  Jay Anderson drove in two runs in the innings as the Diplomats batted around their lineup. Anderson finished with one hit, two RBIs and scored two more in the game.

Matt Will scored a run and drove three more, Nick Rolnick picked up an RBI and scored a run. Bill Murray, Russell Tischler, Eric Borstein, Conor Devlin and Andrew Conlan all drove in a run in the contest.

Mike Duranti pitched six innings, giving just one run and three hits. Duranti picked up his first win of the season, striking out four and walking one.

Game Two became a defensive battle with Josh Gray picking up his second win of the year. Gray worked six innings, allowing one run and two hits. He fanned five batters while walking three.

F&M scored all three runs in the third frame. Drew Atkins singled in the second at-bat and advanced to second on a passed ball to get a runner in scoring position. Matt Will walked in the next plate appearance and J.T. Triantos singled, plating Atkins. Coach Taylor signaled in a double-steal with Will taking home and Triantos advancing to second. In the next at-bat, Jay Anderson picked up an RBI with a single to left and error by the left fielder allowed Triantos to score the third run of the inning.

Guilford countered with a run in the bottom half of the third and added one more in the seventh. Brendan McCreary ending any chance of the Quakers winning, picking up his first save.

The Diplomats return to the diamond tomorrow for a 3:00 p.m. game versus Randolph-Macon.

Franklin & Marshall 13, Guilford 1 (Mar 15, 2010 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 1)
Franklin & Marshall. 121 009  - 13 13  4      (2-2)
Guilford............       100 000  -  1   3   1      (10-7)
Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Mike Duranti and . Guilford - Pecevich; Montalbano(4); Backus(6) and Win-Mike Duranti(1-0)  Loss-Pecevich(0-1)  T-2:07  A-75

Franklin & Marshall 3, Guilford 2 (Mar 15, 2010 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 2)
Franklin & Marshall.  003 000 0 -   3  6  0      (3-2)
Guilford............         001 000 1 -  2  4  2      (10-8)
Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Josh Gray; Brendan McCreary(7) and . Guilford - Daw and Win-Josh Gray(2-0)  Save-Brendan McCreary(1)  Loss-Daw(0-1)  T-1:55  A-75