Diplomats set Sights on Centennial Opener - Week 5 Game Notes

Diplomats set Sights on Centennial Opener - Week 5 Game Notes

Game 18
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
F&M vs York | Lancaster | 3:30 PM

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Series Record: YCP leads 35-14-1
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 5-1, March 6, 2018
Last YCP Victory: 7-3, April 19, 2015

Game 20
Thursday, March 28, 2019
F&M at Shenandoah | Winchester, Va. | 4:00 PM

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Series Record: SU leads 8-0
Streak: SU +8
Last F&M Victory: N/A
Last SU Victory: 18-7, March 27, 2014

Games 21/22
Saturday, March 30, 2019
F&M vs McDaniel | Lancaster | 12:00/3:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 51-43
Streak: F&M +3
Last F&M Victory: 9-5, April 21, 2019
Last McD Victory: 8-3, April 22, 2017

Series History 

Despite a lopsided series record that favors York, Franklin & Marshall heads into Tuesday's non-conference matchup looking to extend a three-game winning streak against the Spartans. A 5-1 victory early last season gave Andrew Mascis '18 the Centennial Conference (CC) all-time saves record. 

The Diplomats look to notch its first series win against Shenandoah in their ninth meeting to date when F&M travels to Virginia on Thursday to make up a game that was originally scheduled for early March. The Hornets most recently faced off against F&M in 2014 and continued their undefeated streak while ranked No. 19 in the nation with a commanding 18-run effort. 

A doubleheader against McDaniel on Saturday commences Centennial play this year for F&M, a matchup in which the Diplomats hold a 51-43 lead. F&M swept the season series in 2018.

Last Week (2-2)

Wednesday, March 20 | at Elizabethtown | L, 13-3 | Recap
Saturday, March 23 | vs. Wm. Paterson | W, 5-3 | Recap | Video Highlights
Saturday, March 23 | vs. Wm. Paterson | L, 9-1 | Recap
Sunday, March 24 | at Drew | W, 5-4 (13 inn.) | Recap

Among the Leaders (Centennial)

Kelsey Launi - OF
- .455 Batting Average - 5th

J.J. Freeman - INF
- 19 RBIs - 2nd
- Three Home Runs - T-2nd

Jack Buckley - LHP
- 33 Strikeouts - 1st
- 1.27 ERA - 5th

Charlie Wright - RHP
- Two Saves - T-2nd

Hitting Streaks

Kelsey Launi - 8

Marano Closing in on RBI Record

Dan Marano's 104 career RBIs are third all-time in F&M program history, with Jason Anderson '10 leading the list with 108.

Milestones to Watch 

Marano has notched 161 hits in his career, a mark that places seventh all-time in program history. David Iacobucci '17 leads the way with 181. With 31 career doubles, Marano places eighth. Scott Haft '05 tops the category with 45. His seven home runs are good for ninth among career leaders with Haft pacing the field with 14. 

Danny Blugis has registered eight career saves, which places third all-time. Andrew Mascis '18 leads the way with seven. The catcher/reliever has also caught 26 runners stealing during his career, a mark that ranks fourth. Pat Andrews '14 tops the list with 29.

Jack Buckley has worked his way into the all-time strikeouts list with 111 in his career - a march which places 15th among program leaders. Todd Marshall has held the top mark of 220 since graduating in 1992. 

Horning Reaches 100 Wins 

With wins of 3-2 and 10-4 in a doubleheader sweep of Hampden-Sydney on Feb. 24, F&M head coach Ryan Horning reached the 100-win plateau for his career.