Shoremen Sweep Diplomats

Shoremen Sweep Diplomats

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. – Washington’s two-run second inning proved to be the difference as the Shoremen defeated Franklin & Marshall 2-1 in a Centennial Conference (CC) baseball game Friday afternoon. The Shoremen improved to 7-4 (2-0 CC) while the Diplomats fell to 5-8-1 (0-2 CC).

Ryan Normoyle singled up the middle to get Washington started in the top of the second. He stole second and was plated by Ben Jarot’s single in the next at-bat.  Jarot advanced to second on a wild pitch and crossed the dish when Huntley Mitchell doubled to left field.

Bill Murray scored the only run of the game for F&M when he homered to left, starting off the fourth frame.  The run cut the Washington’s lead to 2-1, but Neither team would get a runner past second base between the top of the fifth inning and the top of the ninth.

Murray got things started for the Diplomats in the ninth with a single through the left side. Russell Tischler reached on a fielder’s choice in the next at-bat. Eric Bornstein also reached on a fielder’s choice with Tischler being tagged out at second. Blue Wells reached on error by the first basemen, giving F&M runners on first and second. Chris Keiper picked up his third save of the year, inducing a ground ball from Drew Atkins to end the game.

Josh Gray was saddled with the loss. Gray pitched seven innings, striking out seven and allowing two runs. Chris Smith picked up his second win of the year for the Shoremen. Smith worked eight innings, striking out five and giving up one run.

Murray went 2-for-4 including his home run as the Diplomats collected seven hits as a team.

Franklin & Marshall returns to diamond tomorrow when the Diplomats travel to Dickinson for a CC double-header. The first game with start at 12:30 with the second following approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of game one.


Washington College 2, Franklin & Marshall 1 (Mar 26, 2010 at Lancaster, Pa.)


Washington College.. 020 000 000  -  2  9  1      (7-4, 2-0)

Franklin & Marshall. 000 100 000  -  1  7  1      (5-8-1, 0-2)


Pitchers: Washington College - Chris Smith; Chris Keiper(9) and John Rolewicz.

Franklin & Marshall - Josh Gray; Brendan McCreary(8) and Russell Tischler.

Win-Chris Smith(2-1)  Save-Chris Keiper(3)  Loss-Josh Gray(2-1)  T-2h 5m  A-67

HR F&M - Bill Murray.