• Season in Review: 2017 Franklin & Marshall Softball
    May 16, 2017
    A roaring finish to the 2017 softball season saw Franklin & Marshall claim its first Centennial Conference (CC) Championship and make the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Diplomats finished with a 17-23 record and an 8-8 CC mark, qualifying F&M for the Centennial Playoffs for the first time in the CC’s 24 years of softball.
  • No. 18 Randolph-Macon Eliminates F&M
    May 14, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall saw its softball season end in the NCAA Regionals on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 decision to No. 18 Randolph-Macon. The Diplomats closed out their season with a 17-23 record and the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
  • No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan Outlasts F&M in NCAA Opener
    May 13, 2017
    A five-run third inning proved to be enough for top-ranked Virginia Wesleyan, defeating an upset-minded Franklin & Marshall team 5-0 on Saturday afternoon in the first game of the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament for both teams. The Diplomats fell to 17-22 on the year, while the Marlins improved to 44-2 with the win.
  • F&M Heads to Virginia for NCAA Regionals
    May 11, 2017
    The 2017 Franklin & Marshall softball season continues on Friday at the Ashland, Va. regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Diplomats will take on Virginia Wesleyan at 3:30 p.m. on Friday before action continues into Saturday. The final two teams standing will compete on Sunday for the right to advance to next weekend’s super regionals.
  • Piccinich, Long Named All-Centennial
    May 10, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall’s Lexi Piccinich and Taylor Long were both named to the All-Centennial Conference Softball Team, announced by the league office on Wednesday. Piccinich was named to the First Team, while Long landed Second Team honors.
  • Franklin & Marshall Softball Championship Gear
    May 09, 2017
    Celebrate the 2017 Centennial Conference (CC) Softball Title for Franklin & Marshall with some Championship gear at DiplomatsGear.com.
  • Softball Learns NCAA Path
    May 08, 2017
    The Franklin & Marshall softball team learned its NCAA path on Monday afternoon with the airing of the NCAA DIII Softball Selection Show. The Diplomats will travel to Ashland, Va. to take on Virginia Wesleyan in the first game of the Tournament, with Averett and hosts Randolph-Macon also earning a spot in the four-team pod.
  • Diplomats Dodge Bullets to Claim First CC Championship
    May 07, 2017
    A stellar pitching performance from Katie Wenger and a clutch RBI single from Ryan Correa delivered Franklin & Marshall a 1-0 victory over Gettysburg and its first-ever Centennial Conference (CC) Softball Championship on Saturday afternoon.
  • F&M Overpowers Gettysburg, Advances to Championship Round
    May 06, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall scored seven runs on 12 hits against a vaunted Gettysburg pitching staff to beat the Bullets 7-4 on Saturday afternoon, advancing to the championship round in the team’s first appearance at the Centennial Conference (CC) Playoffs. The Diplomats improved to 16-20 with the win and moved within one victory of claiming the team’s first-ever CC Title and the program’s first conference crown since 1991.
  • Diplomats Upset McDaniel in CC Playoff Debut
    May 05, 2017
    A series of timely hits and quality pitching powered Franklin & Marshall to a 3-2 victory over top-seeded McDaniel on Friday afternoon in the first game of the Centennial Conference (CC) Softball Playoffs. The Diplomats improved to 15-20 with the win in the program's first appearance at the CC Playoffs, and will pick up action again tomorrow in the tournament's winner's bracket.
  • F&M Looking to Make Splash in First CC Playoff Appearance
    May 03, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall’s entrance in the Centennial Conference (CC) is the program’s first in 24 years of CC softball. However, the Diplomats have won three Conference Titles in program history, winning the MAC in 1980, 1990, and 1991.
  • Diplomats Drop Two on Senior Day
    April 29, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall dropped its final two contests of the regular season on Saturday, falling to Washington College on Senior Day by scores of 6-2 and 10-1 in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action at Baker Campus. The Diplomats fell to 14-20, 8-8 CC with the defeats, and will wait until tomorrow to learn their playoff fate when Gettysburg and Muhlenberg play the final doubleheader of the conference schedule.
  • F&M Looks to Lock Down Playoff Berth
    April 25, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall enters the week at 14-18, 8-6 CC. The Diplomats occupy the fourth and final playoff spot, and have a two-game lead over fifth-place Muhlenberg with two Centennial Conference (CC) games remaining on both teams’ schedules.
  • Diplomats Earn Crucial Sweep of Ursinus
    April 22, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall tallied a pair of vital Centennial Conference (CC) victories over Ursinus on a damp Saturday afternoon, winning game one 15-3 in five innings before grabbing a 5-4 win in game two. The Diplomats moved to 14-18, 8-6 CC with the wins, while Ursinus fell out of playoff contention at 13-19, 5-9 CC.
  • F&M Batters Penn St.-Brandywine, Takes Two
    April 20, 2017
    The Franklin & Marshall offense exploded for 19 runs in two games against Penn St.-Brandywine on Thursday afternoon, taking a twin bill from the Nittany Lions with wins of 9-3 and 10-0. The Diplomats jumped to 12-18 with the sweep while Brandywine fell to 15-13.
  • Offense Sputters as Diplomats Drop Two to Gettysburg
    April 18, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall fell prey to quality pitching from Gettysburg on Tuesday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) softball, dropping a pair of games by scores of 4-0 and 4-1. The Diplomats fell to 10-18, 6-6 CC with the defeats, while the Bullets improved to 22-9-1, 9-4-1.
  • F&M Takes on Gettysburg and Ursinus in Important CC Doubleheaders
    April 17, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall heads into the second-last week of the season with a record of 10-16, 6-4 CC. The Diplomats sit in the fourth and final playoff position entering the week, but face a pair of vital Centennial Conference (CC) twin bills on either side of a nonconference doubleheader.
  • Diplomats Take One of Two From Swarthmore
    April 15, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall visited Swarthmore on Saturday afternoon for a pair of Centennial Conference (CC) softball games, taking game one 6-2 before falling 6-3 in the back half of the doubleheader. The Diplomats moved to 10-16, 6-4 CC with the split, while Garnet go to 11-17, 2-10.
  • Five-Run Frames Power F&M to Sweep of Elizabethtown
    April 13, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall used a pair of five-run innings, one in the first game and another in the second, to record victories of 7-1 and 6-2 over Elizabethtown in nonconference softball on Thursday night. The Diplomats improved to 9-15 with the sweep, while the Blue Jays fell to 4-22.
  • F&M Set for Nonconference Doubleheaders, Swarthmore
    April 11, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall opens the second week of April on Tuesday, hosting Susquehanna in the first meeting between the River Hawks and Diplomats.
  • Susquehanna Takes Two From Diplomats
    April 11, 2017
    Susquehanna used a comeback victory in game one to kickstart a pair of wins over Franklin & Marshall on Tuesday afternoon in nonconference softball action. The River Hawks improved to 16-8 with the wins, while the Diplomats fell to 7-15.
  • Diplomats Split With Muhlenberg
    April 08, 2017
    Franklin and Marshall came back after a tough extra-inning loss in game one to secure a split with Muhlenberg on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action. The Diplomats moved to 7-13, 5-3 CC, while the Mules are now 7-11, 3-1.
  • Three Doubleheaders Await Diplomats
    April 04, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall returns to Centennial Conference (CC) play on Tuesday, visiting Dickinson for a doubleheader under the lights in Carlisle. The Diplomats lead the Red Devils 43-29 all-time after splitting last season’s doubleheader on April 23.
  • Schaefer Wins Two as F&M Sweeps Dickinson
    April 04, 2017
    Franklin and Marshall pitcher Izzy Schaefer went the distance twice on Tuesday evening, allowing just two earned runs in 14 innings as the Diplomats swept Dickinson with wins of 4-3 and 6-0. F&M improved to 6-12, 4-2 CC with the sweep, while the Red Devils fell to 7-15, 4-2.
  • Long Named CC POTW
    April 03, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall's Taylor Long was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Softball Player of the Week, announced on Monday by the conference office. The honor is the first of Long’s career and the first of the season for the Diplomats.
  • F&M Sweeps Haverford, Evens CC Record
    April 02, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall hosted Haverford on Sunday afternoon for an important pair of doubleheaders between two teams carrying 0-2 records in the Centennial Conference, but the Diplomats pulled through with two wins, 8-7 and 9-1. F&M is now 4-12, 2-2 CC on the year, while the Fords fell to 4-12, 0-4.
  • Diplomats Drop Two to York
    March 30, 2017
    An 8-1 loss in game one followed by a hard-fought 7-5 defeat in game two handed Franklin & Marshall a pair of tough results on Thursday afternoon against York (Pa.) in non-conference softball action. The Diplomats fell to 2-12, while the Spartans improved to 14-8.
  • F&M To Host York, Haverford
    March 28, 2017
    Nonconference action continues on Thursday when F&M hosts its home opener against York. The Diplomats own a tenuous 24-23 lead in the all-time series, which includes a split in last year’s doubleheader.
  • McDaniel Takes Two From F&M
    March 25, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall visited McDaniel on Saturday afternoon for both teams’ Centennial Conference (CC) opener, dropping a pair of games by scores of 13-5 and 7-0. The Diplomats fell to 2-10, 0-2 CC with the defeats, while the Green Terror improved to 8-8, 2-0 CC.
  • F&M Visits McDaniel for CC Opener
    March 24, 2017
    Franklin & Marshall visits McDaniel for the Centennial Conference (CC) openers for both teams. The Green Terror own a 48-22 edge in the previous 70 meetings between the schools, and have won four straight against the Diplomats dating back to 2014.
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