Key CC Stretch Ahead for F&M

Key CC Stretch Ahead for F&M
Game 23
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
F&M vs. Ursinus | Lancaster, Pa. | 3:30 p.m.
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Game 24
Thursday, April 10, 2014
F&M vs. York | Lancaster, Pa. | 4:00 p.m.
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Game 25
Friday, April 11, 2014
F&M at Ursinus | Collegeville, Pa. | 3:30 p.m.
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Game 26/27
Saturday, April 12, 2014
F&M vs. Muhlenberg | Lancaster, Pa. | 12:30/3:30 p.m.
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Game 28
Sunday, April 13, 2014
F&M vs. Gettysburg | Lancaster, Pa. | 1:00 p.m.
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Series History: The Diplomats face off against Ursinus on Tuesday for the 120th time in a series that dates back to 1898. F&M holds the 61-57-1 lead, including wins in two straight.  Against York, the Diplomats trail at 12-30-1, dating back to the 1899 season. The Diplomats welcome Muhlenberg to Caplan Field on Saturday in a meeting that began in 1925. F&M holds the 66-45 lead that includes a split from last season. The week is capped off on Sunday when Gettysburg comes to town. Starting back in 1893, the Bullets hold the 104-62-1 all-time lead. 

Scouting the Opponents: Ursinus enters play with a .280 team batting average, which ranks seventh in the Centennial Conference (CC).  The Bears have tallied a 3.26 ERA, good for fifth in the CC. York has been dominant early on in the season, registering a .344 team batting average and a 3.49 team ERA.  Muhlenberg's offense has struggled early on, batting last in the conference with a .241 average. The Mules' pitching staff has put together a 5.72 ERA, which ranks eighth. Gettysburg leads the CC in both batting average (.326) and ERA (2.71). 

Last Week: F&M kicked off conference play last week, finishing with a 2-3 record. After falling to Gettysburg by an 11-0 score on Tuesday, the Diplomats responded with a doubleheader sweep against Johns Hopkins on Saturday, 8-3 in game one and 4-3 in game two. Action concluded on Sunday when strong pitching led McDaniel to a sweep at Caplan Field. The Green Terror dominated game one with an 11-0 shutout before edging the Diplomats by a 3-1 tally in the nightcap. 

Record Book Watch: With three doubles on the season, Benenson sits tied for sixth place on F&M's all-time list with 30. The program record belongs to Scott Haft (2002-05), who accumulated 45. Benenson also moved into second place on the program's all-time RBI list with 12 on the season to give him 99 for his career. The record belongs to Jason Anderson (2007-10) with 108. 

Behind the plate, Pat Andrews has successfully thrown out 26 runners in his career, including four on the season, a mark that places him second all time behind the program leader Dan Weber (2001-04), who holds the record with 27. 

Top of the CC Class: Rob Anderson sits second in the conference with an impressive .415 batting average on the season. Ursinus' Austin Feuerman leads the conference with a .462 average. Andrew Green's three saves on the year are good for second, behind Haverford's Patrick Falkoff with four.