Presidents Get Last Word on Diplomats

Presidents Get Last Word on Diplomats

W&J 6, F&M 5

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Neil Pascarella's one-out single to start the bottom of the tenth became the game winning run as Washington & Jefferson handed Franklin & Marshall a 6-5 setback in Florida Friday afternoon.  Mike Kennedy popped a single down the rightfield line to split F&M's day.

The Diplomats (7-6) defeated Sewanee 14-4 in a ten-run rule shortened seven inning affair. Details will be posted when they become available.

F&M got on the board first when Jason Anderson cashed in on Matt Will's leadoff single, but the Presidents (5-2) rallied to get three back in the bottom half of the frame. Mark Tomchick gave W&J the lead with a two RBI double into centerfield. Tomchick was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a pair of runs scored, including a home run.

The Diplomats knotted it at 4-4, in the top of the seventh when Anderson found a hole through the right side to score J.T. Triantos and Matt Will. Tomchick's round trip in the bottom half put the Presidents back on top.

Jason Brody smacked a one-out triple for the last chance Diplomats. Matt Valente forced the extra innings with a hard hit ball that went off of the pitcher, allowing Brody to come home.

Anderson went 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Will was 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in a run. Collin McCune went 3-for-3 with a run scored.

The Diplomats wrap up their southern swing on Saturday with a game at Rhodes.