Diplomats Sweep Bears

Diplomats Sweep Bears

Box Score

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall’s five-run third inning led the Diplomats to a 12-7 victory over Ursinus on Friday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action. F&M swept the season series with the win and improved to 9-9-1 (4-2 CC). The Bears fell to 9-11 (0-6 CC).

After scoring two runs in the first, F&M found itself in a 3-2 hole to start the third frame. Matt Will doubled to start the inning and J.T. Triantos followed with a single to left field. Bill Murray doubled in the next at-bat, plating Will, and advancing Triantos to third. Triantos crossed the plate minutes later on a wild pitch, putting F&M back on top for good, 4-3. After Blue Wells walked, Jay Anderson hit a single through the left side two batters later, scoring Murray, giving the Diplomats runners on first and second. Russell Tischler walked, loading the bases for Nick Rolnick. Rolnick hit a double to left field which brought Wells and Anderson home, for a 7-3 F&M advantage.

The Bears added a run in the bottom of the third and the Diplomats countered with two of their own in sixth and seventh innings. Triantos picked up three RBIs in those two innings and Rolnick homered for the other run. F&M added another run in the eighth.

Ursinus scored two more runs in seventh and one in the eighth.  

Triantos, Murray and Rolnick all knocked in three runs apiece for the Diplomats. Triantos finished hitting 5-for-6 and scored two runs. Murray and Rolnick each homered in game as Murray batted 2-for-5 and Rolnick finished 3-for-5.

Murray’s home run was the tenth of his career, moving him into the fourth spot in F&M history. Scott Haft ’05 owns the top position with 14.  Rolnick’s bomb was his sixth career home run, moving him to the 10th position.

Brendan McCreary picked up his first win of the year. McCreary worked three full innings, allowing no runs and only two hits.

Ryan Furlong took loss. Furlong pitched two innings, giving up seven runs.

Franklin & Marshall returns to diamond tomorrow for a CC double-header against Muhlenberg. Game one with start at 12:30, game two will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.


Franklin & Marshall 12, Ursinus 7 (Apr 02, 2010 at Collegeville, Pa.)


Franklin & Marshall. 205 002 210  - 12 18  1      (9-9-1, 3-3 CC)

Ursinus............. 031 000 210  -  7 12  1      (9-11, 0-6 CC)


Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Josh Gray; Brendan McCreary(4); Eric Herbst(7); Mike Ham(9) and

Russell Tischler. Ursinus - Ryan Furlong; Kyle Levocz(3); Jake Kohler(8) and Chris Fusco.

Win-Brendan McCreary(1-1)  Loss-Ryan Furlong(2-2)  T-3:00  A-143

HR F&M - Bill Murray (5); Nick Rolnick (4).

HR UC - Ben Gresh (2).

Weather: Perfect

Furlong faced 7 batters in the 3rd.

J Gray faced 1 batter in the 4th.