Diplomats Fall to Hornets

Diplomats Fall to Hornets

WINCHESTER, Va. – Franklin & Marshall dropped a 17-6 game to No. 4 Shenandoah in non-conference baseball action Tuesday afternoon. The game was the first of the season for the Diplomats as they fell to 0-1. Shenandoah improved to 8-0.

The Hornets used a five-run fifth inning to break a 3-3 tie. Greg Van Sickler started things off with an RBI double and was brought home on Cory Nelson's single.  Keaton Neeb's three-run home run put the seventh run on the board for the Hornets.

Blue Wells hit a home run in the sixth to make 7-4. Kurt Krout added a run in the bottom of the frame for Shenandoah.

The Hornets put the game out of reach with an eight-run eighth. F&M got two runs in the top of the ninth with a two-run homer by Kevin Shields.

Wells finished 2-for-4 with two runs and a RBI. Eric Bornstein went 2-for-2 from the plate with an RBI.

Ben Hendrickson (2-0) allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks in 5.0 innings.

Mike Duranti (0-1) took the loss. He gave up just one hit, but three runs (two earned) in 3.0 innings while walking three and striking out two.

F&M returns to the diamond Friday when the Diplomats travel to Rowan for a 2:30 pm game.

Shenandoah Hornets 17,Franklin & Marshall 6 (Mar 1, 2011 at Winchester, Va.)
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Franklin & Marshall.     010 111 002  -  6 12  1      (0-1)
Shenandoah Hornets.. 102 051 08X  - 17 14  3      (7-0)
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Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Mike Duranti; Matt Valente(4); Tom Caramanico(6); Collin McCune(7); Brendan McCreary(8) and Russell Tischler; Patrick Andrews. Shenandoah Hornets - HENDRICKSON; SMITH, Mike(6); McMAHON(9); KINCHELOE(9); STANEK(9) and NEEB; BROWN.

Win-HENDRICKSON(2-0)  Loss-Mike Duranti(0-1)