Diplomats Fall in the Ninth

Diplomats Fall in the Ninth

Box Score

CAMDEN, N.J. - Rowan's two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth, lifted the Owls to a 3-2 victory over Franklin & Marshall in a non-conference baseball game Saturday afternoon.  The Diplomats drop to 0-2 on the year, while Rowan improved to 3-2.

With the score at tied at two, Sean Bowen knocked a two out double to center field. He was replaced by pinch runner Mike Scott at second. Marc Magliaro, singled past the shortstop in the next at-bat, scoring Scott from second for the Owl's victory.

Rowan went ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning. Matt Citro was hit by a pitch to start the frame and stole second. He moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. Scott Weaver singled past second base in the next at-bat, plating Citro.

Matt Will got things started in the third frame. Will singled down the right field line and advanced to second on a J.T. Triantos' single.  Jay Anderson singled in the next at-bat, plating Will and tying the game at 1-1.

In the top of the sixth inning, Triantos led off with a double to right field. He moved to third on a wild pitch. Anderson's sacrifice fly to left field brought Triantos home to give F&M a 2-1 advantage.

In the bottom half of the sixth, Weaver was hit by a pitch to start the side. He advanced to second on a wild pitch and took third on an error. Matt Johanson grounded out to the shortstop, two batters later, driving in Weaver, making it a 2-2 ballgame.

Anderson led the way for F&M hitting 2-for-3 and driving in both of the Diplomats runs. Triantos and Will picked up two hits apiece, and each scored a run. Triantos was 2-for-3, while Will hit 2-for-4.

Mike Duranti started on the mound for the Diplomats. Duranti pitched seven full innings allowing only one earned run. He walked a batter and gave up four hits in the contest.

The Diplomats return to the diamond tomorrow to take on Rutgers-Camden. First pitched is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.