LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Franklin & Marshall baseball team was picked 40th in the nation by the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Division III Preseason Poll. The Diplomats advanced to the Centennial Conference Championship game last season only to see their chance at a title be washed away by rain. F&M was last ranked by ABCA in 2006 when the Diplomats finished the season fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Coach Adam Taylor led F&M to a 24-14-1 record in his first year at the helm in 2009. The Diplomats return six position players to diamond this season. F&M opens the 2010 campaign on March 3rd when the Diplomats travel to West Chester.