Diplomats Set for Pair of Non-Conference Matchups, Swarthmore

Diplomats Set for Pair of Non-Conference Matchups, Swarthmore

Games 21/22
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
F&M at King's (Pa.)
Series Record: Tied 1-1
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 10-5, April 21, 2016
Last King's Victory:  12-3, April 21, 2016

Games 23/24
Thursday, April 12, 2018
F&M at Penn St.-Harrisburg | Middletown | 3/5:00 PM
Series Record: Tied 1-1
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 5-3, March 26, 2015
Last PSU Victory: 5-1, March 26, 2015
Video | Live Stats

Games 25/26
Saturday, April 14, 2018
F&M vs. Swarthmore | Lancaster | 1/3:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 39-14
Streak: SWAT +1
Last F&M Victory: 6-2, April 15, 2017
Last SWAT Victory: 6-3, April 15, 2017
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Games 27/28
Sunday, April 145, 2018
F&M at Susquehanna | Selinsgrove, Pa. | 1/3:00 PM
Series Record: SU Leads 2-0
Streak: SU +2
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last SU Victory: 9-5, April 11, 2017

Series History: F&M takes on King's (Pa.) with a 10-10 overall record and looks to break a 1-1 tie series record with the Monarchs after splitting a doubleheader in 2016.

The Diplomats then head to PSU-Harrisburg, taking on the Lions for only the second time in the program's history. 

Centennial Conference (CC) play resumes on Saturday as F&M (5-3 CC) comes off a 4-0 run in CC action, hosting Swarthmore for a doubleheader. The Diplomats own a 39-14 advantage when playing against the Garnet. 

F&M faces regional rival Susquehanna on Sunday. The two teams only met for the first time last year with Susquehanna taking both contests. 

A Look at King's: King's enters the week with a 14-10 overall record. Lexi Wolk leads the Monarchs with a .347 batting average. King's pitching has been strong with a team ERA of 3.48 and Nicole Kirse holds a 2.55 ERA. 

A Look at PSU-Harrisburg: The Lions head into the week with a 9-7 record. PSU is hitting at .296 as a team while Erelle Sowers leads with a .407 average. The pitching staff has totaled a 3.23 ERA.

A Look at Swarthmore: The Garnet have delivered strong performances on the year, coming into the week with a 13-5, 3-1 CC record. Swarthmore ranks second amongst CC teams with a batting average of .339. Kennedy Kings leads the way with a .483 clip. The Garnet also rank second for team ERA (2.33) with Emily Bowman leading at 1.00.

A Look at Susquehanna: The River Hawks currently sit at 12-8 on the year. Emilie Boman leads the offense with a .448 batting average while Amanda Seckinger has dominated in the circle with an ERA of 2.77. 

Last Week: The Diplomats opened the week sweeping Dickinson, first with a 1-0 walk-off in the eighth inning before taking down the Red Devils 2-0. Full recap.

F&M continued the pace with a sweep of Muhlenberg on Saturday with dominant 8-5 and 11-3 performances. Full recap.

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 nine homers. 

Erin Russell cracked the top-10 in hits, tallying 115 in her career and placing her at seventh. Malorie Sassaman '14 leads the category with 175. 

Wenger's 65 career RBIs place the senior in sixth, only three behind Sassaman '14. Heather Baker '90 leads the category with 99.

From the circle, Izzy Schaefer currently sits second for most wins with 38 while Valerie Koegler '89 leads the category with 52. Wenger ranks ninth in the same category with 20 wins.

Schaefer also ranks first for most shutouts with 13 in her career. Schaefer ranks second for most strikeouts with 288, while Koegler '89 also leads that category with 322.  Wenger sits at eighth with 144 strikeouts.

100 Club: Both Erin Russell and Katie Wenger notched their 100th career hits this season.

Among the CC Leaders: Lexi Piccinich currently sits tied for ninth amongst CC players with a .403 batting average. Piccinich's 16 RBIs place the sophomore at 10th.

Schaefer leads all pitchers with seven wins and ranks seventh in strikeouts after recording 41 on the year.

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).