Diplomats Win And Tie

Diplomats Win And Tie

OWING MILLS, Md. – Franklin & Marshall improved to 16-8-1 with a 5-3 win over Stevenson Thursday. The second game of the doubleheader ended in a 5-5 tie and was called due to darkness in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Diplomats took a 2-0 lead after three innings in the first game. Malorie Sassaman put the first run on the board with a RBI single to left in the first inning. Samantha Denoville made it 2-0 in the third with an infield single that scored Julie Jefferson.
Jefferson scored Danielle Murphy with a single in the top of the fifth and Stevenson matched it in the bottom of the inning to make 3-1. F&M answered with a pair of runs in the sixth. Megan Pauley singled before stealing second, advancing to third on a Sassaman's single and stole home. Jefferson's double to right plated Sassaman to give F&M a 5-1 lead. Stevenson added two in the bottom of the seventh.
 
Kaitlin Zampino picked up the win for F&M with 12 strikeouts and two walks. Amanda Schellaci and Sassaman led the offense with three hits.
 
The Diplomats started the second game with a run in first on Alicia Kukoda's infield single. Stevenson exploded for four runs in the second before F&M matched it in the third.
 
Rachel Laufer stroked a one-out single to score Jefferson to make it 4-2. Schellaci singled scoring Kukoda  and Pauley reached on fielder's choice to tie the game at 4-4. Murphy put F&M ahead 5-4 with a single to score Schellaci. The Mustangs knotted the game 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh before the game was called.
 
Nicole Casey pitched seven innings for F&M with four strikeouts and five walks. Jefferson and Schellaci both had two hits to lead the offense.
 
F&M returns to Centennial Conference play Saturday at Swarthmore.
 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Franklin & Marshall. 101 012 0 -  5 13  2
Stevenson........... 000 010 2 -  3  9  2
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E - J Jefferson; M Pauley; BILSKI; FASSLER. LOB - FMC 10; STE 10. 2B - J
Jefferson; SULLIVAN; DIMEGLIO; URBAN. HR - SULLIVAN(2). HBP - D Murphy. SH -
M Pauley. SB - D Murphy 2; M Sassaman 2; S Denoville; M Pauley 2. CS - A
Givner.
Franklin & Marshall    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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K Zampino...........  7.0  9  3  3  2 12 32 34
C Brust.............  0.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Stevenson              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Julianne Roper......  7.0 13  5  5  1  8 33 36
Win - K Zampino (6-3).  Loss - ROPER (9-8).  Save - None.
WP - K Zampino; ROPER. HBP - by ROPER (D Murphy). Inherited runners/scored: C
Brust 3/0.
 
 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Franklin & Marshall. 104 000 0 -  5  8  0
Stevenson........... 040 000 1 -  5  4  0
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LOB - FMC 6; STE 6. 2B - R Laufer. HR - KUCZAK(3). HBP - A Kukoda; SULLIVAN.
SB - A Hartshorn; M Pauley.
Franklin & Marshall    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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N Casey.............  7.0  4  5  5  5  4 26 32
Stevenson              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Meagan Sumwalt......  3.0  7  5  5  3  0 15 19
Julianne Roper......  4.0  1  0  0  0  2 13 13
Win - None.  Loss - None.  Save - None.
HBP - by N Casey (SULLIVAN); by SUMWALT (A Kukoda). Inherited runners/scored: None.
Umpires - HP: Jon Plavnick  1B: Keith Brown
Start: 5:55 PM   Time: 1:43   Attendance:
Game: SB11GM28