GLEN BURNIE, Md.—Shea Moriarty’s double in the ninth inning proved to be the game winner as Franklin & Marshall defeated Stevenson 6-4 in non-conference baseball action. The win makes it four straight for the Diplomats as they improve to 22-13-1. Stevenson drops to 17-26 on the year.
Matt Will walked in the second at bat of the ninth frame to get things started for F&M. Drew Atkins pitch ran for Will and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Two batters later, Moriarty hit a two-out double to left center plating Atkins, putting the Diplomats up 5-4. Nick Rolnick added an insurance run with an RBI single to left field.
The Diplomats started out with an early 3-1 lead, scoring a run in the first and two in the second inning. Stevenson answered back scoring a run in each of middle three frames, tying the game at four in bottom of the sixth.
Brendan McCreary picked up the win, appearing in the seventh
inning. McCreary (3-0) allowed just one hit in two innings of
Moriarty was 2-for-4, scoring three runs and knocking in one
The Diplomats return to action Friday when they travel to Baltimore to take on Johns Hopkins in the first round of the Centennial Conference championships. Game time is scheduled for 3pm.