March 16, 2009

Softball Still Smoking

F&M 9, Albright 1 | F&M 6, St. Lawrence 0

FT. MYERS, Fla. – Franklin & Marshall’s softball team continued its early season successes with a pair of wins in Florida on Monday. The Diplomats knocked off Albright 9-1, then shutout St. Lawrence 6-0 to improve to 8-2 on the season. The start is F&M’s best since the 1981 season when the Diplomats won the first 21 games of the year en route to a 22-4 record.

Nicole Morano improved to 5-0 on the year with a 9-1, complete game win over Albright (2-0). Meredith Morgan was 3-for-3 with three runs on three doubles. She also recorded an RBI. Lauren Incorvaia hit another homer, driving in a pair. Barbara Sasso also knocked in three runs, while Kelly Marchisio recorded two RBIs on as many hits.

Sarah Damato worked a complete game shutout in the 6-0 blanking of St. Lawrence (1-4). Morgan had two RBIs, driving herself in on her first home run of the season. Caitlin Elfring, Morano, and Incorvaia each had an RBI.

F&M is idle on Tuesday, but will get the chance to match last year’s wins total on Wednesday with games against UMass-Dartmouth and Fredonia State.