Tuesday Softball Game Moved to F&M; CC Play Opens Thursday

Tuesday Softball Game Moved to F&M; CC Play Opens Thursday

Games 11/12
F&M vs. York (Pa.) | Lancaster | 3/5:00 PM
Series Record: YCP Leads 25-24
Streak: York +3
Last F&M Victory: 4-2, April 5, 2016
Last YCP Victory: 7-5, March 30, 2017

Games 13/14
F&M vs. McDaniel | Lancaster | 2/4:00 PM
Series Record: McD Leads 50-23
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-2, May 5, 2017
Last McD Victory: 7-0, March 25, 2017
Video | Live Stats (Game 1) | Live Stats (Game 2)

Games 15/16
F&M at Haverford | Haverford | 11:30 AM/1:30 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 27-15
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 9-1, April 1, 2017
Last HC Victory: 5-0, April 16, 2016
Video | Live Stats (Game 1) | Live Stats (Game 2)

Schedule Changes: Due to last week's storm, there are several schedule changes, including Tuesday's game against York, originally set as a road contest, being moved to Lancaster. Thursday's doubleheader is now against McDaniel with the Lancaster Bible games being postponed. 

Series History: Franklin & Marshall opens the week by hosting regional-rival York with the Spartans capturing the lead in the overall series after winning both contests last season. 

F&M opens Centennial Conference (CC) action on Thursday, hosting McDaniel for a doubleheader. The Diplomats lost both regular season games last year, but then went defeated the No. 1 seed Green Terror in the CC Semifinals.

The Diplomats end the week at Haverford where F&M owns a 27-15 advantage, including a 2-0 sweep last season with 8-7 and 9-1 wins. 

A Look at York: York comes to Lancaster with an 11-5 overall record on the year. The Spartans boast a .318 batting average from the plate with Savannah Galati (.520) and Ashley Meekins (.429) leading the way. York's pitchers have combined for a dominant 2.58 ERA from the circle. 

A Look at McDaniel: McDaniel enters the week with a 6-10 mark on the schedule. The Green Terror have combined to it for a .293 average from the plate. Alejandra Mata (.500) and Michaela Persinger (.414) lead the way. McDaniel has recorded a 4.65 ERA so far on the year. 

A Look at Haverford: Haverford holds a strong 8-2 record entering the week. The Fords have accumulated a .368 batting average with Julia Blake (.500) and Marybeth Stone (.485) leading the way. Haverford's pitching has also been dominant, holding a 3.12 ERA for the season.

Spring Break Recap: F&M came out of its Florida Spring Break trip with a 5-5 mark. The Diplomats closed out the week with three-straight wins, including a 9-0 shutout against Lasell. 

The Diplomats delivered two five-inning victories, first against Framingham St. (10-2) and then against Lasell. All five of the F&M's losses were decided by two runs or less.

Milestones to Watch: Katie Wenger ranks second in program history with 12 career home runs, needing three more to tie all-time leader Lauren Incorvia '09. Sammy Burns sits at third in the same category with eight runs.

Wenger's 59 career RBIs places the senior in eighth, only two behind Meg Ryan '17. Heather Baker '90 leads the category with 99. 

From the circle, Izzy Schaefer currently sits third for most wins with 34 while Valerie Koegler '89 leads the category with 52. Wenger ranks ninth in the same category with 19 wins.

Schaefer also ranks first for most shutouts with 10 in her career. Schafer ranks third for most strikeouts with 270, while Koegler '89 also leads that category with 322. 

Among the CC Leaders: Sam Clemens currently sits second amongst CC players with a .559 batting average. Lexi Piccinich's 13 RBIs is good for eighth.

Schaefer ranks seventh amongst CC pitchers with 23 strikeouts.

CC Preseason Poll: F&M was picked to finish fourth in the CC Preseason poll. Washington College nabbed the top spot with 56 points and four first-place votes, followed by Gettysburg (55 points, two first-place votes), McDaniel (51 points, two first-place votes) and F&M (48 points, one first-place vote).