Diplomats Travel to Arcadia Before Spring Break Trip

Diplomats Travel to Arcadia Before Spring Break Trip
Game 5
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
F&M at Arcadia | Glenside, Pa. | 3:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 2-0
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 7-5, March 22, 2016
Last Arcadia Victory: N/A
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Games 6-15
Sunday, March 12 - Sunday, March 19
Spring Break Trip | Winter Haven, Fla. 

Series History: F&M and Arcadia square off for the third straight season on Tuesday, with the Diplomats looking to build on a 2-0 record in the series. Last year, F&M's offense produced a five-run third inning that propelled the Diplomats to a 7-5 win in their home opener on March 22. 

F&M has never faced any of the seven teams it is set to square off against down in Florida.

A Look at Arcadia: The Knights head into tomorrow with a 3-1 overall record and are coming off a doubleheader split against RIT on Sunday, taking an 11-10 win in the nightcap. A member of the MAC, Arcadia went 22-14-1 last year, including a 13-8 conference mark. 

Last Week: F&M dropped a 10-0 non-conference contest to Salisbury last Saturday in the Diplomats only game of the week. The loss moved F&M to 1-3 on the year while the Sea Gulls, who received votes in the latest national poll, improved to 5-4.

The Diplomats combined for five hits on the day while Salisbury recorded 11. David Iacobucci, Jimmy Whelan, Max Schwartz, and Casey Bulik each went 1-for-3, while Tyler Daley went 1-for-4 with a double. 

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Milestones to Watch: David Iacobucci cracked the top 10 for home runs last season and now stands in 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 (130) and RBIs (69). 

Tyler Daley is seventh in career on-base percentage at .436 in 207 at-bats. Matt Will '11 holds the record at .507 in 458 at-bats. Catcher Christopher Vincent is working his way up the career list for runners caught stealing with 22. Pat Andrews '14 leads the way with 29.

Four Shy of 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 10 among CC players in several categories through the Diplomats opening two weeks of games. His .500 batting average is good for fifth, his five RBIs place sixth, his four runs scored are 10th and his .667 on-base percentage is first among players with at least five at-bats. 

Tyler Daley is tied for fifth with two stolen bases while starting pitcher Mike Androconis' nine strikeouts also place fifth.