F&M to Face Gettysburg, Haverford - Week 8 Game Notes

F&M to Face Gettysburg, Haverford -  Week 8 Game Notes

Game 31
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
F&M vs. Gettysburg | Lancaster | 3:30 PM

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Series Record: GC leads 111-64-1
Streak: GC +1
Last F&M Victory: 4-0, April 5, 2018
Last GC Victory: 4-3, April 6, 2018

Game 32
Thursday, April 18, 2019
F&M at Gettysburg | Gettysburg | 3:30 PM

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Games 33/34
Saturday, April 20, 2019
F&M vs. Haverford | Lancaster | 12:00/3:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M leads 52-38-2
Streak: HC + 2
Last F&M Victory: 14-8, April 8, 2017
Last HC Victory: 8-2, April 7, 2018

Senior Day 

Before Franklin & Marshall's doubleheader against Haverford on Saturday, the program will honor their nine-member senior class of Jake AmorelloDanny BlugisEric Dyke, Kurt Elmer, Connor Green, Dan Marano, Brian Meerholz, Alex Miller, and Jonathan Pesantez.

Series History 

In the longest-running series against an opponent for the Diplomats, now spanning 120-plus years and 176 contests, the Gettysburg Bullets hold a 111-64-1 all-time edge. However, the battle has been much closer in recent years with F&M leading by a 7-5 margin since the 2012 season.

Another historic series continues with a doubleheader at home versus Haverford - which dates back to the 1916 season. The Diplomats dropped both games against the Fords last year in Lancaster and are searching for their first win over the Fords at Caplan since 2011.

Cole Named CC Pitcher of the Week

Starter Jonathan Cole produced a career outing on Saturday against No. 9 Swarthmore as the junior righty tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits and striking out eight in a crucial 1-0 win for Franklin & Marshall. He also walked just one batter in his full nine innings of work on the mound. 

Last Week (4-1)

Monday, April 8 | vs. Dickinson | W, 7-3 | Recap
Tuesday, April 9 | at Washington | L, 12-4 | Recap
Friday, April 12 | vs. Washington | W, 11-3 | Recap
Saturday, April 13 | at No. 9 Swarthmore | W, 9-5 | Recap
Saturday, April 13 | at No. 9 Swarthmore | W, 1-0 | Recap

Among the CC Leaders

J.J. Freeman - INF
- 10 Steals - T-7th
- Three Runs - T-3rd

Jack Buckley - LHP
- 53 Strikeouts - 1st
- 1.71 ERA - 5th
- Five Wins - T-2nd

Jonathan Cole - RHP
- 48 Strikeouts - 2nd
- 1.43 ERA - 2nd

Don DiLoreto - OF
- 19 Walks - T-6th

Kelsey Launi - OF
- 47 Hits - 2nd
- .388 Average - 8th

Hitting Streaks

Dan Marano - 7 Games
Kelsey Launi - 6 Games
J.J. Freeman - 4 Games

Milestones to Watch

Dan Marano has notched 173 hits in his career, a mark that places second 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.

Racking up the K's

The Diplomats head into the week with 221 strikeouts as a team, a mark which places 10th in single-season history. The 2018 team sits first with 295. Jack Buckley's 53 on the year ranks in a tie for 14th all-time as Tom Sheridan leads the way with 91 during the 1995 season. 

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 Breaks Career RBIs Mark 

With a sixth-inning single against Messiah at home on April 3rd, senior first baseman Dan Marano broke the program's career RBIs record with 109. Jason Anderson '10 previously held the top spot with 108.

Horning Becomes Winningest Coach 

With a doubleheader sweep of No. 9 Swarthmore on April 13th, sixth-year head coach Ryan Horning became F&M baseball's all-time winningest coach. Brett Boretti, who was at the helm of the program from 2001-05, previously led the way with a 116-82 record during his tenure. 

Horning also reached the 100-win plateau this season after sweeping Hampden-Sydney on Feb. 24.