Diplomats Fall to Fords

Diplomats Fall to Fords

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. – Jeff Butera's RBI single in the eighth broke a 4-4 tie and secured a 5-4 win for Haverford over Franklin & Marshall in a Centennial Conference (CC) baseball game Sunday afternoon. The Diplomats fell to 12-17-1 (7-9 CC) while the Fords improved to 21-10 (12-5 CC).

Louis DeRosa struck out to start the eighth frame, but reached first when the ball squirted loose from the catcher's glove.  DeRosa stole second and advanced to third on a ground out by Jake Chaplin. Butera's single came in the next at-bat, giving the Fords the 5-4 victory.
The Diplomats struck first with two runs in the first inning. J.T. Triantos singled in the second at-bat and Matt Will walked, giving F&M runners on first and second. Coach Taylor called for a double-steal and both runners advanced a bag. Bill Murray hit a single down the leftfield line, plating Triantos and Will, putting F&M up 2-0.
Connor Devlin's single in the second, scored Russell Tischler as the Diplomats built a 3-0 edge. F&M added another run in the fifth when Bill Murray hit a single up the middle, scoring Triantos, for a 4-0 Diplomats lead.
Haverford answered with back-to-back two run innings in sixth and seventh to tie the game at four setting up Butera's single in the eighth.
Murray finished 3-for-4 from the plate and knocked in three runs. Will went 2-for-3 and scored a run.
Collin McCune (0-1) was saddled with the loss. McCune worked two innings and gave up the run in the eighth. Josh Gray started the contest and pitched five scoreless innings. Gray struck out five and gave up two runs.
Ben Regan picked up the win and improved to 2-0 on the year. Regan worked four scoreless innings.
Franklin & Marshall returns to action on Tuesday when the Diplomats travel to Clipper Magazine Stadium to take on the Lancaster Barnstormers in an exhibition game. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. F&M travels to York on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. ballgame.

Haverford College 5, Franklin & Marshall 4 (Apr 18, 2010 at Lancaster, Pa.)


Haverford College... 000 002 210  -  5 14  1      (21-10, 12-5 CC)

Franklin & Marshall. 210 010 000  -  4 10  1      (12-17-1, 7-9 CC)


Pitchers: Haverford College - B. Henrick; B. Regan(5); C. Carluccio(9) and J. Zoll.

Franklin & Marshall - Josh Gray; Eric Herbst(6); Collin McCune(7); Brendan DeMond(9) and

Russell Tischler.

Win-B. Regan(2-0)  Loss-Collin McCune(0-1)  T-3h  A-92

Weather: Windy and 50

E Herbst faced 2 batters in the 7th.