McDaniel Steals One From Diplomats

McDaniel Steals One From Diplomats

Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 (Partial)

LANCASTER, Pa. – McDaniel notched a run in the top of the ninth inning and Franklin & Marshall could not recover as the Green Terror snatched a 7-6 win from the Diplomats in a Centennial Conference (CC) softball double header Thursday afternoon. Game two was halted due to darkness and will be continued during the week of April 26.

McDaniel (14-21, 4-9) picked up a run in the top of the first and two more in the third to take an immediate 3-0 lead. F&M (9-16, 2-11) went on to tally three runs in the third to knot the game.

Amanda Schellaci and Danielle Murphy stood on third and second, respectively, as Caitlin Elfring singled to left field to send Schellaci home. Alyssa Yackle then slammed a triple to left field to plate both Murphy and Elfring and tie the score.

The Green Terror put themselves on top again with one run in the fourth, but the Diplomats countered with two runs of their own. Schellaci doubled to left field to advance Kelly Marchisio to third, followed by a Murphy ground out to second base to send Marchisio home. Megan Pauley singled and picked up an RBI as Schellaci touched home to give F&M the lead through the fourth.

The fifth frame remained scoreless followed by a one-run sixth for both squads. With Marchisio on third, Murphy singled to send Marchisio home and keep the Diplomat lead. McDaniel tied things up in the seventh and F&M could not muster another run, sending the contest into extra innings.

After a scoreless eighth, the Green Terror nabbed their final run in the top of the ninth and the Diplomats could not counter, falling by a score of 7-6.

McDaniel's Erinne Warrenfeltz picked up the win, allowing 11 hits on the day.

Sara Damato took the loss, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Game two was a hit-for-hit contest between the two clubs. The Green Terror got on the board first with one run, but F&M came out swinging, taking on three runs in the first. Liz Chudzik's double to center field plated Elfring and Pauley. After advancing two bases Chudzik was sent home by a single from Marchisio.

McDaniel racked up six runs in the second, including a homerun from Warrenfeltz, to take a 7-3 lead. F&M stood scoreless and the Green Terror went on to tack on four more runs in the third and one in the fourth for an 11-3 lead.

The Diplomats did not let down, however, tallying five runs in the bottom of the fourth to bring the score within four. With the bases loaded for the majority of the frame, Pauley, Elfring, Chudzik, Julianne Whitleigh, and Elana Jaret took turns hitting singles and sending players home.

After McDaniel posted two more runs in the top of the fifth, the game was halted due to darkness with the score 14-8 in the Green Terror's favor. Action will continue on a date to be determined.

Elfring collected three runs and two RBIs on the day, while Chudzik picked up two runs and three RBIs. Schellaci added two runs.


McDaniel 7, Franklin & Marshall 6 (Apr 22, 2010 at Lancaster, Pa.) (Game 1)


McDaniel............ 102 101 101 - 7 13 2 (14-21, 4-9)

Franklin & Marshall. 003 201 000 - 6 11 1 (9-16, 2-11)


Pitchers: McDaniel - Erinne Warrenfeltz and Hope Battista. Franklin & Marshall - Liz Chudzik;

Sara Damato(7) and Brittany Kurtz.

Win-Erinne Warrenfeltz(4-8) Loss-Sara Damato(3-7) T-2:34 A-49

Weather: Sunny, Warm

L Chudzik faced 1 batter in the 7th.

Game: SB0422A