Baseball Continues Early-Season Non-Conference Play

Baseball Continues Early-Season Non-Conference Play
Game 4
Saturday, March 4, 2017
F&M at Salisbury | Salisbury, Md. | 1:00 PM
Series Record: First Meeting
Streak: N/A
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last Salisbury Victory: N/A
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Series History: F&M is set to square off with Salisbury for the first time in program history. 

A Look at Salisbury: The Sea Gulls, who earned a CAC Championship last year and were NCAA Regional Qualifiers a year ago, recently dropped out of the top-25 in the polls but still received votes.

Last Week: F&M began its season by going 1-2 in a three-game, opening-weekend series against Washington & Lee. 

On Saturday, the Diplomats split a doubleheader with a 9-5 victory in the first game, before falling 11-6 in the nightcap. Game one saw starting pitcher Mike Androconis (1-0) earn the victory after tossing 5 1/3 innings and allowing three earned while striking out three.

Game two saw F&M hold a 6-4 edge heading into the bottom of the eighth before the Generals' offense erupted for seven runs on six hits and an error to pull ahead for good. 

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On Sunday, a three-run seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and ultimately dealt the Diplomats a hard-fought 7-3 defeat to close out the series. 

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Milestones to Watch: David Iacobucci cracked the top 10 for home runs last season and now stands a tie for fifth with nine in his career. Scott Haft '05 holds the program record with 14.  He is also nearing the top-10 in hits (129) and RBIs (69). 

Tyler Daley is fifth in career on-base percentage at .456 in 203 at-bats. Matt Will '11 holds the record at .507 in 458 at-bats. 

Closing in on 1,000 Wins: The F&M baseball program currently holds a 996-1213-25 all-time record, dating back to 1877. Only three other Centennial institutions (Johns Hopkins, Gettysburg, and Washington) reached 1,000 wins as a program.

Top of the CC Class: Iacobucci ranks in the top five among CC players in several categories through the Diplomats opening week of games. His .545 batting average is good for third, his five RBIs place second, his four runs scored are tied for first and his .667 on-base percentage is third. 

Tyler Daley is tied for second with two stolen bases while starting pitcher Jonathan Cole's five strikeouts are tied for third.