Games 19 & 20
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
McDaniel vs. F&M | Lancaster, Pa. | 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Games 21 & 22
Thursday, April 3, 2014
F&M at York (Pa.) | York, Pa. | 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Games 23 & 24
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Swarthmore vs. F&M | Lancaster, Pa. | 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Series History: The Green Terror hold a 43-21 record against the Diplomats, however F&M took two from McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) action last season. The Spartans of York (Pa.) lead the overall series 22-21, but F&M has won three straight. Finally, the Diplomats hold a 32-13 mark against Swarthmore as the teams split in conference action last year.
Scouting the Green Terror, Spartans, and Garnet: McDaniel (9-7, 1-1 CC) enters Tuesday's matchup against F&M coming off a split with Dickinson. The Green Terror won game one 13-4, before falling in the nightcap 7-2. Junior pitcher Caroline Brehm leads the CC in wins (7) and strikeouts (102).
York, a member of the Capital Athletic Conference, sits at 8-10 on the season. Sophomore Payton Hill leads the team in batting average (.542), while Katie Maloney leads the team in hits (21) and runs scored (15).
CC opponent Swarthmore sits at 5-9, 0-2 CC as Muhlenberg swept the Garnet last week in their conference opener. Jackie Pezzato is hitting .424 on the season, while Chelsea Matzko leads the team in hits with 15.
Last Week: F&M swept Ursinus last week to improve to 3-1 in the CC. The Diplomats won the first game 5-4 before holding off the Bears in game two and winning 7-6.
In game one, with F&M up 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Ursinus' Sandra Ricardi scored to make the score 5-4, however Sassaman threw out Caitlin Whelan seconds later at home to preserve a 5-4 victory.
Sassaman led the Diplomats by going 3-for-4, while Megan Ryan, Alicia Kukoda, and Sam DeNoville had two hits apiece. Kaitlin Zampino (2-4) threw four innings and gave up two runs to earn her second victory of the season, while Ryan notched her first save of the season.
In the nightcap, F&M had a four-run lead at 7-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Bears made things interesting with an RBI-single, fielder's choice , and sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 7-6, but Justine Lohrey was able to get three outs and give the Diplomats a 7-6 victory.
Zampino posted a 3-for-4 mark in game two, while Sassaman and Caroline Abin each recorded two hits. Ryan threw 5.2 innings, giving up three runs and striking out two to improve to 4-1, while Lohrey earned her first save of the season.
The Leading Lady: Sassaman continues to post impressive numbers as her batting average of .500 is good for third in the conference, while she is tied for second in stolen bases with six.