Diplomats Go Out Swinging

Diplomats Go Out Swinging

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LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall softball team went out with a fight, dropping both games to Dickinson in a Centennial Conference (CC) doubleheader on Saturday. The Red Devils (17-14, 8-8 CC) won the first game 9-3 and picked their second victory with a 13-8 defeat of the Diplomats (16-20, 4-12 CC) in game two. The game was the last event for the F&M seniors. They were honored in between games.

F&M fell into an early 6-0 hole in game one and were never able to climb out. The Diplomats put two runs on the board in the fourth.  Meredith Morgan knocked in the first when her ground out to second plated Lauren Incorvaia. Two batters later Caitlin Elfring doubled to left field scoring Jess Feldman, bringing the score to 6-2 in favor of Dickinson.

The Diplomats added an additional run in the seventh on an Incorvaia single, but were unable to produce more runs.

Liz Barry picked up the win for the Red Devils, improving to 9-5 on the season. Barry pitched a complete seven innings, striking out three and issuing five walks.

Meredith Morgan suffered the loss. Morgan (7-6) struck out four and walked six in seven innings of work.

Things were looking good for the Diplomats in game two as they built a 7-0 lead going into the fourth inning. This is when the wheels came off, as Dickinson outscored F&M 13-1 in the final four frames.

The Diplomats struck early, scoring four runs in the first and three in the second innings. Morgan, Elfring and Barbara Sasso all knocked in runs for F&M in frame one.

Feldman’s two run blast to left center in the second put F&M up 6-0. The shot was her second of the year. Morgan knocked in another run, giving the Diplomats a 7-0 lead.

Dickinson answered back in the fourth, scoring five runs. They added two in fifth and six more in the sixth frame.

Barry picked up her 10th win, coming into game after one and half innings. She gave up just one run the rest of the game.

Andrew Ship provided the photo in this story.