Dutchmen Defeat Diplomats

Dutchmen Defeat Diplomats

Box Score

ANNVILLE, Pa. – Lebanon Valley scored three runs in back-to-back innings to come from behind and defeat Franklin & Marshall 8-4 in a non-conference baseball game Sunday afternoon. The Diplomats fell to 11-14-1 while the Dutchmen improved to 18-7.

Trailing by two runs, Lebanon Valley took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring three runs. With two outs, a fielder's choice sent Dustin Deibert to first and a walk to Lee Krammes moved runners to first and second. Conrad Heisey hit a single to left, plating Deibert. Kevin Greene followed with a single to left center, scoring two runs and the Dutchmen took a 5-4 advantage.

The Dutchmen added to their lead in the seventh, scoring three runs. Mills drew a walk to start the inning and advanced to second off a single to left by Colt Zarilla. A triple from Grant Wiest scored both runners for the 8-4 final.

Franklin & Marshall struck early, scoring two runs on three hits in the second inning. With one out, Jason Anderson hit a double down the left field line and scored off a single to right by Connor Devlin. A double through the right side from Andrew Conlan sent Devlin home for the second run.

Lebanon Valley tied the game with two runs in the fifth.

The Diplomats broke the tie the following inning, scoring two runs. Aaron Gillette singled to start the sixth frame and advanced to second on a J.T. Triantos' sacrifice bunt. Matt Will took first when he was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a passed ball. Gillette stole third and crossed the plate on an error by the third basemen, putting the Diplomats back on top. Two batters later, Connor Devlin singled to right field, scoring Will, putting the Diplomats up 4-2.

Derek Brousseau picked up the win, pitching five innings and striking out two. Bobby Hayes took the loss, falling to 0-1 this season. Hayes worked 5.2 innings and gave up five runs.

Devlin hit 2-for-4 from the plate, scoring a run and knocking in two more.

Franklin & Marshall returns to action on Tuesday when the Diplomats travel to Haverford for a 3:30 p.m. ballgame.


Lebanon Valley 8, Franklin & Marshall 4 (Apr 11, 2010 at Annville, Pa.)


Franklin & Marshall. 020 002 000 - 4 9 1 (11-14-1)

Lebanon Valley...... 000 023 30X - 8 8 2 (18-7)


Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Bobby Hayes; Brendan DeMond(6); Tom Caramanico(8) and

Josh Mendelson. Lebanon Valley - D. Brousseau; J. Becker(6) and C. Heisey.

Win-D. Brousseau(1-1) Loss-Bobby Hayes(0-1) T-2:32 A-71