Games 27/28 Saturday, April 18, 2015 F&M at Dickinson | Carlisle, Pa. | 1/3 PM
Series History: F&M is set to begin a busy week beginning when the Diplomats travel to take on Gettysburg on Tuesday. The Bullets own a 46-21 overall mark against F&M, however the Diplomats swept the series in 2014. On Thursday F&M hosts Penn St.-Brandywine, a team the Diplomats have never faced, and Saturday F&M goes back into Centennial Conference (CC) action with a double header at Dickinson. The Diplomats are 40-28 all-time against the Red Devils, but Dickinson has won two straight. On Sunday Penn St.-Abington comes to Lancaster, a team F&M is 2-0 against.
Scouting the Opponents: Gettysburg is 23-5, 8-2 CC so far this season and is led by outfielder Steph Zengel, who is second in the CC with a .475 batting average, while her 35 RBIs lead the conference.
The Lions of PSU-Brandywine compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and are 12-5 this season and currently hold an 11-game win streak.
Dickinson is 14-13 with a 3-9 CC record and infielder Grace Edelson is hitting at a .424 clip with 36 hits and 21 RBIs.
PSU-Abington (10-5-1) competes in the North East Athletic Conference (NEAC) and have four players who have hit three homeruns this season: infielder Breanna Lineman, outfielder Danielle Jones, outfielder Greta Sheridan, and catcher Sheila O'Hagan.
Last Week for F&M: The Diplomats went 2-4 in CC action last week, splitting a pair with Washington and Haverford before falling to McDaniel in a double header.
On Thursday against the Shorewomen, F&M fell 11-2 in game one before edging Washington 5-3 in the nightcap. In game two, Justine Lohrey went six innings from inside the circle and gave up three runs, while Katie Wenger closed it out in the seventh to earn her first collegiate save.
The Diplomats split a pair of contests against Haverford on Saturday, falling 13-6 in the first game before earning a 5-4 victory in the second. In game two, Erin Russell finished 4-for-4 at the plate, while Melissa Bollmeyer was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Lohrey (4-1) pitched a complete game and gave up four runs while striking out four batters.
On Sunday against the Green Terror, McDaniel's Caroline Brehm kept the Diplomats' potent offense at bay, as she threw back-to-back 3-0 shutouts to give the Green Terror the sweep. In game one, F&M's only hits came from Patricia Crigler who recorded two singles. Isabel Schaefer pitched well, going all seven innings while giving up three earned runs to go along with eight strikeouts.
In game two, the Diplomats' hits came from Bollmeyer and Crystal Good, however F&M was unable to plate any runs in the 3-0 loss.
Lohrey Moves into Third on F&M All-Time Wins List: With a win against Haverford, Lohrey moved into third place on F&M's career-wins list at 28. The program leader is Valerie Koegler '89 with 52.
Schaefer Close to F&M Records: This season, Schaefer has three shutouts, one away from tying Kaitlin Zampino's single-season record of four last season. Schaefer has 77 punch outs, tied for sixth on F&M's single-season list. The record belongs to Bonnie Crouthamel with 98 in 2006.