Five Diplomats Named All-Centennial

Five Diplomats Named All-Centennial

LANCASTER, Pa. - Five members of Franklin & Marshall's baseball team were named All-Centennial Conference on Wednesday. Jason Anderson and Shea Moriarty were named to the first team, while Andrew Hanson, Matt Kalos, and Patrick O'Reilly landed on the second team.

Anderson was honored as the designated hitter after posting a .375 batting average as a sophomore this season. The selection marks his first All-Centennial honor. He went 42-for-112 on the year with 31 RBIs and 23 runs scored. He had 13 extra base hits including 10 doubles and three triples. On the basepaths, Anderson was four-for-five on his steal attempts. Anderson was second only to Moriarty in multiple hit games (13), multiple RBI games (8), and in longest hitting streak (13).

Moriarty, a junior, is currently on a 14-game hitting streak and making his first All-Centennial appearance. He recorded multiple hits in 17 games this season, while racking up multiple RBIs in nine games. The first team outfielder has started 31 games and sports a .443 batting average (54-for122). He has scored 36 runs and driven in 30 more. He stole 11 bases in 13 attempts this season.

Hanson was named to the second team as a shortstop. The honor marks his first appearance on the Centennial's postseason list. Hanson hit .400 platooning at shortstop. He piled up 26 hits in 65 at bats with 14 runs scored and 11 RBIs.

Kalos was the only F&M pitcher to garner All-Centennial accolades this season. He pitched three complete games including two shutouts in five in-conference starts. The shutouts came in back-to-back starts and included a one-hitter against Haverford. He held Centennial opponents to a .211 batting average, the second lowest against any Centennial pitcher in conference play. Kalos made six appearances on the Centennial slate posting a 3-2 record with a 2.73 ERA.

O'Reilly makes his second consecutive appearance on the All-Centennial Second Team at first base. He hit .344 (43-for-125) this season with 24 runs and as many RBIs. He hit eight doubles, a pair of triples and a pair of home runs in 32 starts. He sported a .990 fielding percentage.

The Diplomats finished the regular season with a record of 18-15 overall and 12-6 in Centennial Conference play. The Centennial record secured the second seed for this weekend's conference championship tournament. The Diplomats will host Haverford on Friday before heading to Hopkins' Homewood Campus on Saturday.