April 2, 2009

Etown Sweeps F&M

Etown 5, F&M 0 | Etown 1, F&M 0

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Elizabethtown held Franklin & Marshall scoreless over both halves of Wednesday's doubleheader. The Blue Jays (7-17) won the opener 5-0 and edged the Diplomats (12-12) 1-0 in the nightcap.

Paige Tanner's triple to right-center in the third inning was all of the offense Elizabethtown needed in the opener. Tanner plated runners who had reached on a walk and an error to make it a 2-0 contest in favor of the Jays. Tanner was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the opener. Elizabethtown added three runs on five hits in the sixth to eliminate any doubt about the uncertainty of the outcome.

Julie Sebastain (4-9) scattered six hits and struck out a pair without issuing a walk in the opener. F&M stranded five runners. Lauren Incorvaia picked up a pair of hits. Sam Basuk's lone hit was a double. Kristina Fietkiewicz recorded a hit and a stolen base.

Elaine Parr (3-8) struck out five and limited F&M to an equal number of hits in the second game. Despite allowing only four hits, Nicole Morano (5-4) came out on the wrong side of the pitchers' duel. Two of the hits came in the third. Shannon Marisco got on board with a one out single into right and made her way into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt. Lauren Hoover singled into leftfield, to drive in the game's only run.

Jessika Mancino and Jessica Feldman each picked up a pair of hits in the second game. Feldman recorded a double and a triple.

The Diplomats return to action on Saturday at Ursinus.