Six-Game Week Ahead for Diplomats - Week 6 Game Notes

Six-Game Week Ahead for Diplomats - Week 6 Game Notes

Game 22
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
F&M at Dickinson | Carlisle | 3:30 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 91-63-3
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 9-2, April 27, 2018
Last DC Victory: 12-0, April 27, 2018

Game 23
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
F&M vs Messiah | Lancaster | 3:30 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 13-7
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 10-8, April 9, 2018
Last MC Victory: 11-4, March 30, 2017

Game 24
Friday, April 5, 2019
F&M vs Dickinson | Lancaster | 3:30 PM

Video | Live Stats

Games 26/27
Saturday, April 6, 2019
F&M at Muhlenberg | Allentown | 12:00/3:00 PM

Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 72-52
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 9-1, May 3, 2018
Last MC Victory: 4-1, April 28, 2018

Game 28
Sunday, April 7, 2019
F&M at Albright | Reading | 3:00 PM

Video | Live Stats

Series Record: AC leads 35-26-2
Streak: AC +3
Last F&M Victory: 16-6, March 20, 2008
Last AC Victory: 21-5, March 25, 1996

Series History 

Franklin & Marshall baseball opens a busy week against Dickinson on Tuesday, a team the Diplomats took two of three against a year ago. F&M has won the last five matchups against Dickinson in Lancaster. The all-time series against Messiah tips healthily in the Diplomats' favor as five of the last six contests have resulted in victories.

On Saturday, F&M faces Muhlenberg in a rematch of last year's Centennial Tournament where the Diplomats came away with a 9-1 victory after splitting the season series at 1-1. Historically, the 94-year-old series has been a streaky one, such as when F&M won 17 of 18 matchups from 2004-13. 

The storied series against Albright resumes for the first time in 10 years. Since 1899, the Diplomats and the Lions have battled in 63 contests, where Albright holds a slight edge at 35-26-2. However, the Diplomats won 11 of the last 15 with the last matchup ending in a 16-16 tie. 

Last Week (2-2)

Tuesday, March 26 | vs. York | L, 7-4 | Recap
Thursday, March 28 | at Shenandoah | L, 9-7 | Recap
Saturday, March 30 | vs. McDaniel | W, 8-4 | Recap
Saturday, March 30 | vs. McDaniel | W, 10-1 | Recap 

Among the CC Leaders

Kelsey Launi - OF
- .446 Batting Average - 1st

J.J. Freeman - INF
- 21 RBIs - 5th

Jack Buckley - LHP
- 42 Strikeouts - 1st
- 1.27 ERA - 3rd
- Four Wins - T-2nd

Jonathan Cole - RHP
- 1.32 ERA - 4th
- Three Wins - T-5th

Charlie Wright - RHP
- Two Saves - T-3rd

Hitting Streaks

Kelsey Launi - 12 Games
Kyle Ebert - 3 Games
J.J. Freeman - 3 Games
Alex Miller - 5 Games

Blugis Breaks Caught Stealing Record

After tossing out a pair of runners against Shenandoah on March 28th, catcher Danny Blugis set the program's all-time runners caught stealing mark and currently has 30 in his career. Pat Andrews '14 held the previous mark with 29. 

Marano Ties Career RBIs Mark 

With three RBIs in the Diplomats' 10-1 win over McDaniel on Saturday, senior first baseman Dan Marano tied the program's career RBIs record with 108. Jason Anderson '10 is tied with Marano for the top spot.

Milestones to Watch 

Marano has notched 166 hits in his career, a mark that places fifth all-time in program history. David Iacobucci '17 leads the way with 181. With 33 career doubles, Marano places sixth. Scott Haft '05 tops the category with 45. His eight home runs are good for seventh among career leaders with Haft pacing the field with 14.

Danny Blugis has registered nine career saves, which places third all-time. Andrew Mascis '18 leads the way with 16.

Fellow starters Jack Buckley and Jonathan Cole have worked their way into the all-time strikeouts list with 120 and 144 in their careers, respectively - which place the duo 12th and 13th among program leaders. Todd Marshall has held the top mark of 220 since graduating in 1992. 

Horning Nears Program Wins Record 

Sixth-year head coach Ryan Horning enters the week just three wins shy of becoming the program's all-time winningest coach. Brett Boretti, who was at the helm of F&M baseball from 2001-05, leads the way with a 116-82 record during his tenure.

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