BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins handed Franklin & Marshall a 16-6 setback Saturday morning during the third game of the 2008 Centennial Conference Championships. The Blue Jays (32-5) posted eight runs in the third to blow open a 3-0 game.
Patrick O'Reilly was responsible for half of F&M's (19-16) runs with a three-run homer in the sixth inning. He finished the game two-for-four. Mark Minutaglio was also two-for-four with a pair of runs scored.
JHU piled up 16 runs on 14 hits. Brian Youchak went four-for-five with three runs, three RBIs and his eighth home run of the season.
The Diplomats face either Muhlenberg or Haverford at 4:00 p.m. in an elimination game. Hopkins will wait for the winner of that contest on Sunday..