Swarthmore Sweeps Diplomats

Swarthmore Sweeps Diplomats

Game 1 | Game 2

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Swarthmore swept Franklin & Marshall Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference (CC) baseball double-header. The Garnet took game one 18-5 and scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, to take an 8-7 win in the nightcap. The Diplomats fell to 12-16-1 (7-8 CC) while the Garnet improved to 18-12 (10-6 CC).

Swarthmore came out with hot bats in the first game, jumping out to an early 7-0 lead through three innings.  The Diplomats answered with three runs in the fourth. Eric Bornstein hit a bomb to right field for the first two runs. Matt Will plated Aaron Gillette two batters later for a 7-3 score.
 
The Garnet answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame, tacked on three more in the fifth and four in the sixth. F&M added a run in the fifth and seventh innings. Jason Anderson homered in the fifth and Matt Will crossed the bag after an error in the seventh frame.
 
Will went 2-for-3 from the dish. He scored a run and knocked in one.
 
Neil Mejia (5-2) went the distance, striking out seven batters for the win.
 
Nick Markel took the loss and fell to 2-2. Markel gave up seven runs in two innings of work.
 
F&M struck first in the second game when Russell Tischler plated Anderson with a single.  Swarthmore countered in the bottom of the frame, scoring three runs to take a 3-1 edge. The Diplomats added a run in the third and took the lead with two more in the fifth.
 
Bill Murray's single up the middle scored J.T. Triantos in the third frame. Gillette started the fifth off with a single and Triantos followed with a single of his own, giving the Diplomats runners on first and second.  Will advanced the runners with a ground out to the pitcher and Gillette and Triantos scored off an error by the shortstop to give F&M a 4-3 advantage.
 
F&M added two more in the seventh and the Garnet added one in the bottom of the frame. The Diplomats built their lead to 7-4 with a run in the eighth, setting up Swarthmore's ninth.
 
Mike Cameron's double to deep centerfield brought home the game-winning run as Swarthmore scored four runs in the ninth inning to take an 8-7 victory.
Murray knocked in three runs and Tischler added two of his own.
Mike Ham took the loss and dropped to 1-1 on the year. Adam Koshkin picked up the win and improved to 2-0.

Johns Hopkins and Haverford earned CC playoff berths Saturday. The Diplomats will battle for the last two remaining spots with three CC games remaining this season.

Franklin & Marshall returns to the diamond tomorrow when the Diplomats host Haverford for a 1 p.m. game.
 

Swarthmore 18, Franklin & Marshall 5 (Apr 17, 2010 at Swarthmore, Pa.)

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Franklin & Marshall. 000 310 1 -  5  7  2      (12-15-1, 9-6)

Swarthmore.......... 412 434 X - 18 20  3      (17-12, 7-7)

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Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Nick Markel; Bobby Hayes(3); Justin Thacker(4) and .

Swarthmore - Neil Mejia and .

Win-Neil Mejia(5-2)  Loss-Nick Markel(2-2)  T-2hr 45mi  A-45

HR F&M - Jason Anderson; Eric Bornstein.

HR SWAT - Jimmy Gill; Spencer Ross.

 

Swarthmore 8, Franklin & Marshall 7 (Apr 17, 2010 at Swarthmore, Pa.) (Game 2)

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Franklin & Marshall. 011 020 210  -  7  9  2      (12-16-1, 7-8)

Swarthmore.......... 030 000 104  -  8 10  4      (18-12, 10-6)

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Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Mike Duranti; Brendan McCreary(8); Mike Ham(9) and

Russell Tischler. Swarthmore - Dylan Jensen; Ignacio Rodriguez(7); Adam Koshkin(9) and

Miles Santo.

Win-Adam Koshkin(2-0)  Loss-Mike Ham(1-1)  T-2hr 30mi  A-43

HR SWAT - Jimmy Gill.

B McCreary faced 2 batters in the 9th.