Six Diplomats Named All-Centennial

Six Diplomats Named All-Centennial

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Six members of Franklin & Marshall’s baseball team were named to the All-Centennial Conference Team when it was announced Wednesday evening. Three Diplomats (22-13-1) were named to the league’s First Team, one landed on the Second Team while two were given Honorable Mention. The Centennial’s coaches choose the team.

Pitcher Nick Markel (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), second basemen Matt Will (Oreland, Pa./Upper Dublin) and shortstop Andrew Hanson (Lansdale, Pa./Germantown Academy) were all named to the First Team.

Third basemen Bill Murray (Islip, N.Y./St. John the Baptist) was named to the Second Team. Outfielder Nick Rolnick (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale) and designated hitter Jay Anderson (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) received Honorable Mention.

Nick Markel, a sophomore, earned his first All-Centennial honor starting in six games and posting a 5-1 record this season. He held Centennial opponents to a .238 batting average, the second lowest in the conference. Markel allowed 2.94 earned runs, placing him second in CC standings.

Fellow sophomore Matt Will also picked up his first All-Centennial honor. Will led the conference in runs scored (48) and was second in on base percentage, posting a .513. He batted .385 in CC action, picking up 47 hits including eight doubles, three triples and three home runs. Will plated 26 runners this season.

A Second Team pick last year, Andrew Hanson made his way to First Team this season. Hanson hit .321, scoring 15 runs. He piled up 35 hits including four doubles and two triples. Hanson knocked in 14 runs.

Bill Murray landed on the Second Team, his first All-CC honor. Murray batted .353, starting in 34 games this season. He scored 22 runs while knocking in 23 more. Murray had nine doubles and three home runs on the year.

Nick Rolnick hit 15 doubles this year, picking up his first conference honor. Rolnick posted a .336 batting average, picking up 44 hits and scoring 21 runs. He added two triples, two home runs while knocking 32 runs.

Jay Anderson, a First Team selection in 2008, batted .350 in conference action. Anderson scored 24 runs and knocked in 33 more. He had 42 hits including five doubles, a triple and a home run.

The Diplomats finished the regular season with a record of 22-13-1 overall and 13-5 in Centennial Conference play. The CC record secured the third seed for this weekend’s conference championship tournament. F&M will travel to Johns Hopkins Friday for the first round.