Diplomats Fall to York

Diplomats Fall to York

Box Score

YORK, PA –York used a strong pitching performance and timely hitting to secure a 10-1 victory over Franklin & Marshall on Friday afternoon in a non-conference baseball game. The Spartans improved to 21-12 overall while the Diplomats fell to 12-19-1 for the season.

The Diplomats struck early in the top of the first inning. Matt Will hit a single up the middle and  Bill Murray laced a single into left center to plate Will who was running on the play.

York got on the board in the third on back-to-back infield singles by Kyle Cook and Rick Shumway and a hit batter, which loaded the bases for Mike Connolly. Connolly plated Worthman with an RBI fielder's choice. C.T. Stanley walked to reload the bases with one out. After a pop up, Rob Klinck hit a triple to the right center gap, scoring all three runners, giving York a 4-1 lead.

The Spartans tacked on a pair of runs in the fourth as Jim Meehan singled, moved to third on a hit and run single from Worthman and scored on a Cook sacrifice fly. After a Shumway single put runners at first and second, Connolly singled to right, scoring Worthman and moving Shumway to third.

York tacked on a pair of runs in both the fifth and eighth innings to provide for the final 10-1 margin.

Hayes took the loss as he allowed six runs on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts in his 3.1 innings of action. Hayes falls to 0-2 with the loss. McCune allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in 2.2 innings on the hill. Zeke Fine allowed two the last two runs on three hits and a walk as he pitched the eighth for the Dips.

Murray led the Diplomats with two hits and an RBI and was the only F&M hitter with multiple hits as Diplomats had just five singles for the day.

Franklin & Marshall returns to action tomorrow when the Diplomats host McDaniel for conference double-headers. First pitch is slated for 12:30 p.m.


York (Pa.) 10, Franklin & Marshall 1 (Apr 23, 2010 at York, Pa.)


Franklin & Marshall. 100 000 000  -  1  5  2      (12-19-1)

York (Pa.).......... 004 220 02X  - 10 14  0      (21-12)


Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall - Bobby Hayes; Collin McCune(4); Evan Lang(7); Zeke Fine(8)


York (Pa.) - Frankenfield; Ullom(8); Benchich(9) and .

Win-Frankenfield(5-1)  Loss-Bobby Hayes(0-2)  T-2:25  A-145

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