LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's bats heated up with the weather. The Diplomats (21-13-1) put up 15 hits in a 17-2 win over Elizabethtown at Caplan Field on Sunday, completing a 42-run, 40-hit weekend in which F&M went 3-0.
The Blue Jays (23-12) found themselves in trouble early. The Diplomats posted three runs on as many hits in the first, highlighted by Jay Anderson's second home run of the season. Anderson went 2-for-4 on the afternoon scoring twice and driving in a pair of runs. He was one of five Diplomats posting multiple hits. All nine of the Diplomats' starters picked up at least a base hit.
Andrew Hanson went 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI. J.T. Triantos scored three times on two hits and drove in one run. Nine players picked up an RBI for the Diplomats.
Mike Duranti (4-3) did his part on the bump, working six innings, allowing two runs on five hits. Only one run was earned. He struck out three, walked four and hit one batter. The Diplomats got three scoreless innings from the bullpen. Matt Valente, Josh Gray and Justin Thacker each saw an inning of work. Valente got through his inning in three batters with one strikeout. Gray and Thacker each allowed one hit, while Thacker put a K in the book.
The Diplomats will enjoy a final tune-up in the regular season Tuesday evening at Stevenson University.