Diplomats Battle Tigers to a Draw

Diplomats Battle Tigers to a Draw

Box Score

Hampden-Sydney, Va. – Franklin & Marshall and Hampden-Sydney went run-for-run as the teams put on a hitting clinic resulting in a 10-10 draw Thursday evening. The Diplomats picked up 17 hits while the Tigers managed 15 of their own. F&M now sits at 4-3-1 while the Tigers rest at 8-6-1.

F&M recorded its last run in the seventh and Hampden-Sydney grabbed its last two in the eighth en route to a scoreless four-inning stretch and a tie game.

The Diplomats exploded onto the board in the first inning tallying four runs off of three hits. Matt Will, Jason Anderson, Nick Rolnick, and Eric Bornstein all scored runs. Hampden-Sydney answered with a seven-run inning in the bottom half of the frame to take the lead.

F&M scored one or more runs in the next four innings, while their defense limited Hampden-Sydney to none.  The Diplomats scored two in the second and one each in the third through fifth innings. Blue Wells and Bill Murray both knocked in a run and J.T. Triantos brought two players home.

The Tigers added a run in the sixth to come within a run, and F&M countered with one in the seventh. Sydney-Hampden added two in the eighth before the both defenses settled in.

Triantos, Murray and Wells all finished with two RBIs each. Will went 3-for-4 from bag with one RBI.

F&M used a pitching by committee approach, using five pitchers. Nick Markel had the best outing, working three scoreless innings. Marklel struck out four, issued one walk and allowed three hits from the 13 batters he faced.

F&M returns to the diamond tomorrow when the Diplomats travel to Averett for a 3:00 p.m. pitch.


Franklin & Marshall 10, Hampden-Sydney 10 (Mar 18, 2010 at Hampden-Sydney, VA)


Franklin & Marshall. 421 110 100 000  - 10 17  1      (5-3-1)

Hampden-Sydney...... 700 001 020 00X  - 10 15  1      (8-6-1)


Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Brendan DeMond; Bobby Hayes(1); Justin Thacker(6); Mike Ham(8); Nick Markel(9) and . Hampden-Sydney - K Sidney; L Rabiej(3); K Grantier(6); J West(7); Ryan Daniel(8); T Napier(9); M Batten(11); D Nicoll(12) and

T-3:30  A-332