Season in Review: 2016 BaseballFacing off against Division III's No. 19 ranked strength of schedule, Franklin & Marshall’s baseball team concluded the 2016 campaign with a 16-20-1, 7-10-1 CC record and was in contention for a conference playoff spot up until the final week of the regular season.
Three Diplomats Named to All-CC Baseball TeamThree Franklin & Marshall baseball players were named to the 2016 All-Centennial Conference (CC) Team, announced by the league office on Tuesday. Reliever Andrew Mascis and outfielder David Iacobucci garnered first team accolades while starting pitcher Mike Androconis landed on the second team.
Diplomats Win, Tie Garnet to Close SeasonFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team wrapped up its regular season on Saturday with a 5-4 win in game one of a Centennial Conference (CC) doubleheader against Swarthmore before playing to its first tie since 2010 with a 3-3 (13 innings) decision in the nightcap.
F&M Falls to Fords in ExtrasDown by a run in the bottom of the 12th inning, Franklin & Marshall’s baseball team loaded the bases with one out but was unable to get the tying run across the plate, falling to Haverford by a narrow 3-2 score on Friday afternoon at Caplan Field.
Diplomats Aim for Successful FinishF&M closes out its regular season this week with a trio of games including its final home tilt against Haverford on Friday. The Fords earned a 6-4 win against the Diplomats on Monday afternoon but F&M owns the all-time series at 51-32-1 dating back to 1916.
Haverford Hangs on Against F&MFranklin & Marshall’s ninth-inning rally fell just short in a tough 6-4 loss against Haverford in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action on Monday afternoon.
Diplomats Split with Red DevilsFranklin & Marshall’s offense was dominant in a 14-8 game one victory over Dickinson on Saturday afternoon before the Red Devils broke a late tie with a pair of runs in the seventh en route to a 6-4 win in the nightcap to earn a series split in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball competition.
F&M Falls to Shoremen in Clipper Magazine StadiumFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team dropped a 13-2 contest against Washington College on Thursday afternoon at Clipper Magazine Stadium, home of the Lancaster Barnstormers, in Centennial Conference (CC) competition.
F&M Looks to Continue Strong Play; Hosting Washington in ClipperF&M seeks to build on a recent streak of strong conference play with an away/home split of Washington, including a game on Thursday at Clipper Magazine Stadium, and a road doubleheader against Dickinson this weekend. The Diplomats swept the Shoremen a year ago and hold the 34-19 advantage in the series. F&M also took both contests against Dickinson last season and sit at 87-59-3 all-time against the Red Devils.
Washington Walks Off Against Diplomats in ExtrasBrian Baquer’s one-out, walkoff triple to right center dealt Franklin & Marshall’s baseball team a heartbreaking 7-6 (10 innings) loss against Washington on Tuesday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) competition.
Strong Pitching Propels F&M to Sweep of MuhlenbergA pair of dominant pitching performances from Eric Bateman and Mike Androconis led the Franklin & Marshall baseball team to a clutch doubleheader sweep of Muhlenberg in Centennial Conference (CC) competition on Saturday at Caplan Field. The Diplomats (14-15, 5-5 CC) earned an 11-0 shutout in game one over the Mules (4-14, 5-3 CC) and followed with a 7-2 victory in the nightcap.
Diplomats Fall Short Against BearsFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team dropped a 7-6 decision against Ursinus on Friday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action. The road loss moved the Diplomats’ record to 12-15, 3-5 CC on the season while the Bears improved to 16-11, 2-4 CC.
Glavin, Bulik Delivers For F&MA solid performance from starting pitcher Mack Glavin and a go-ahead single from Casey Bulik in the seventh delivered the Franklin & Marshall baseball team a key 3-2 Centennial Conference (CC) win over Ursinus on Tuesday afternoon at Caplan Field.
Diplomats Looking For a Bounce Back WeekFranklin & Marshall looks to get back on track in Centennial Conference (CC) competition this week taking on Ursinus in a home/away split and hosting a doubleheader on Saturday against Swarthmore.
F&M Swept by Johns HopkinsFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team suffered a pair of setbacks against Johns Hopkins on Sunday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) competition, falling in game one by a 17-5 score and by an 11-1 tally in the nightcap.
Diplomats Hold Off BulletsSeveral clutch double plays from a sure-handed infield and timely late-inning hitting propelled the Franklin & Marshall baseball team to a crucial 3-2 Centennial Conference (CC) win against Gettysburg on Friday afternoon at Caplan Field.
F&M Stumbles Against GettysburgFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team fell to Gettysburg by a 12-1 score on Tuesday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) action. The loss dropped the Diplomats to 10-12, 1-2 CC on the year while the Bullets improved to 16-9, 2-1 CC.
Key Stretch of CC Contests Ahead For DiplomatsConference play continues this week with a pair of games against Gettysburg, one on the road and one at home. The all-time series belongs to the Bullets with a 108-63-1 record, dating back to the 1893 season. PSU Harrisburg heads to Caplan on Thursday for the first meeting between the two schools, while a return to conference play on Saturday sees F&M traveling to Johns Hopkins to break a three-game winless streak against the Blue Jays.
F&M Earns Split Against No. 24 McDanielFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team began Centennial Conference (CC) play on Sunday at Caplan Field, dropping a 6-2 contest in game one of a doubleheader against No. 24 McDaniel, before snapping the Green Terror’s 12-game winning streak with a 6-3 win in the nightcap.
Diplomats Dispel DrewFranklin & Marshall’s offense continued its recent hot streak with 19 hits that led to a dominant 11-5 win against Drew in non-conference baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Caplan Field.
F&M Handles YorkA four-run first inning provided all the run support Franklin & Marshall ended up needing in a 7-2 win against York on Tuesday afternoon at Caplan Field. The contest served as the annual Go4theGoal game for the Diplomats, who improved to 8-10 with the win while the Spartans fell to 7-16-1.
Baseball Doubleheader Against Hopkins Moved to SundayFranklin & Marshall’s baseball doubleheader against Johns Hopkins, originally scheduled for Saturday in Baltimore, was postponed due to the threat of snow in the impending weather forecast. The pair of games will now take place on Sunday and begin at 12:30 p.m.ions.
Diplomats Continue Competition at Caplan; Set For CC OpenerFranklin & Marshall continues its home stretch with another four games at Caplan Field this week. The Diplomats begin action by hosting York on Tuesday and are looking to snap a three-game winless streak against the Spartans. Drew heads to town the following day for just the third all-time meeting between the schools in a series that is tied at 1-1.
TCNJ Takes Two From F&MFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team dropped a twin bill against TCNJ by scores of 6-1 (7 innings) and 17-11 (11 innings) in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon at Caplan Field. The pair of decisions moved the Diplomats’ record to 7-10 while the Lions, who received top-25 votes in the latest national poll, improved to 13-1.
Baseball Set for Home StandFranklin & Marshall returns from its Florida spring break trip to open a seven-game home stand, beginning with the season’s first game at Caplan Field on Tuesday against Arcadia. These teams faced off only once before, with the Diplomats downing the Knights by a 5-1 score on March 29 of last season.
Bateman Tosses Gem as Diplomats Dominate PresidentsStarting pitcher Eric Bateman stymied the Washington & Jefferson offense with a dominant outing as Franklin & Marshall’s baseball team concluded its spring break trip to Florida with a 7-1 win on Sunday morning.
F&M Stumbles Against Western New EnglandFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team fell behind early and struggled to generate offense in a 7-1 loss to Western New England on Thursday morning in Auburndale, Fla.
Diplomats Unable to Keep Pace With No. 12 RamapoFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team went toe-to-toe with the nation’s No. 12 team but was unable to keep up with Ramapo, falling by a 20-5 (8 innings) score on Tuesday afternoon in Auburndale, Fla.
Androconis Named CC Pitcher of the WeekFranklin & Marshall’s Mike Androconis was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Pitcher of the Week for baseball, announced by the league office on Monday. The honor is the first of Androconis’ career and the first of the season for the Diplomats.
F&M Continues Spring Break With a SplitEric Bateman dominated on the mound in a 1-0 victory, while Franklin & Marshall's baseball team couldn't dig itself out of an early hole en route to a 5-3 loss in the nightcap of a doubleheader split against William Patterson on Monday in Florida.
Diplomats Go 1-1 to Open Spring BreakEleven stranded runners doomed Franklin & Marshall’s baseball team in an 11-3 loss in game one of a doubleheader against Endicott, before starting pitcher Mike Androconis twirled a complete-game shutout for the Diplomats in an 8-0 victory in the nightcap to kick off the Florida spring break trip with a split.
F&M Rallies in Ninth to Edge CatholicClutch hitting from Reed Williams and Brian Meerholz in the ninth inning helped Franklin & Marshall’s baseball team rally from a one-run deficit to down Catholic by an 11-9 score on Thursday afternoon in non-conference competition.
F&M Set For Pair of Games Before Heading to FloridaFranklin & Marshall continues non-conference competition on Tuesday, traveling to Elizabethtown for the 61st meeting between the two schools, dating back to the 1947 season. The Blue Jays hold a five-game winning streak, including a 7-2 win at Caplan on April 23. On Thursday, F&M travels to Washington to face off against Catholic in a makeup game, which was originally scheduled for last Saturday.
Diplomats Topple Blue JaysBack-to-back home runs from David Iacobucci and Mike Smeriglio in the top of the fourth propelled Franklin & Marshall’s baseball team to a 4-1 victory against Elizabethtown (6-4) on Tuesday afternoon. The win was the first over the Blue Jays since the 2009 season, breaking a five-game winless streak and improving the Diplomats to 2-3 on the year.
Diplomats Pick Up Season’s First Win Over FalconsA four-run first inning gave Franklin & Marshall’s baseball team a lead it would not relinquish as the Diplomats downed Messiah by a 7-3 score on Wednesday afternoon. The win was the first on the season for F&M (1-3), while the Falcons fell to 3-4.
Baseball Continues Non-Conference SlateThe all-time series lead against Messiah favors the Diplomats at 11-6, dating back to 1971. F&M holds a four-game winning streak, including a 17-6 (8 innings) win on the road last April 9. Catholic has faced the Diplomats six times since 1914 and leads the series by a 4-2 tally.
Diplomats Comeback Bid Falls ShortFranklin & Marshall’s baseball team was retired with the tying run at the plate in the top of the ninth as Guilford held on to complete the three-game series sweep by an 8-5 score on Sunday afternoon.