VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- Franklin & Marshall opened its season with a pair of losses at the Virginia Beach Bash Friday. Virginia State handed the Diplomats a 10-2 setback and North Carolina Wesleyan also defeated F&M 10-2.
Virginia State benefitted from three home runs while Diplomats got on the board with a two run shot from Julie Jefferson. In the second game, Danielle Murphy picked up two hits and batted in a run with a double. Amanda Schellaci's RBI double plated the Diplomats second score. Malorie Sassaman and Jefferson also picked up doubles in the game.
The Diplomats return to the diamond Saturday in a double-header with Hood and Farmington.