CARLISLE, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's baseball team stormed back from a four-run deficit to down Dickinson by a 7-5 score on Wednesday afternoon in a pivotal Centennial Conference (CC) game on the road.
The Diplomats improved to 19-16-1, 7-7-1 CC while the Red Devils fell to 20-17, 7-8 CC. With the win, F&M jumped past Dickinson for fifth place in the CC standings with three gams remaining. Also, the Diplomats remained just one game behind Haverford, who F&M holds the tiebreaker over, for the fourth and final spot at 8-6-1 in the Conference.
Dickinson led by a 4-0 score before the Diplomats rallied for four runs on four hits and an error in the top of the sixth to knot the contest. Kengo Kawahara highlighted the frame with a two-out, two-RBI double.
In the next inning, F&M's offense continued its late-game burst with another three runs on two hits and three errors to take its first advantage of the afternoon. Christopher Vincent tallied a two-out single with runners on second and third to plate a pair and make it a 7-4 score.
The Red Devils threatened in the eighth with a single and a double to place runners on second and third with one out. A grounder to second scored the run from third and brought the Dickinson deficit to just two, but the Red Devils struck out in their next at-bat to end the attack.
F&M hosts non-conference opponent Hood tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.
Note: Mistakes in statistics that were provided by the opponent institution for today's game were not remedied by the time of publication. Please check back with GoDiplomats.com tomorrow for an updated box score.