CARLISLE, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's softball team closed out the Centennial Conference portion of its season with a pair of close losses at Dickinson on Saturday. F&M (9-21, 5-11 CC) fell 3-1 in the opener, while the Red Devils (24-14, 12-4 CC) edged out a 4-2 win in the nightcap.
Allie Jordan (14-6) limited F&M to five hits while striking out nine batters to deliver the opener to Dickinson. The game was knotted at 1-1 in the fifth when the Red Devils' Theresa Souza singled into centerfield to plate Rachel Fleming for the go-ahead run. The next batter, Lisa Biddle hit a sacrifice fly to plate an insurance run.
Jordan recorded her fourth save of the season in the nightcap working in relief of Liz Barry. Barry surrendered both of F&M's runs, neither of which was earned, in six innings in the circle. Jordan struck out two batters and allowed one hit in her inning,
The Diplomats return to action at home on Tuesday for their final pair of the season. F&M will face York (Pa.) at 3:30 p.m.