Games 13 and 14
Friday, March 21, 2014
Lancaster Bible at F&M | Willow Street, Pa. (Garrett Field) | 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Games 15 and 16
Saturday, March 22
F&M at Washington | Chestertown, Md. | 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Series History: This will be the first ever meeting between F&M and Lancaster Bible (LBC). Due to wet field conditons on Baker Campus Field, the doubleheader will be played at Garrett Field in Willow Street, Pa. A doubleheader at Washington on Saturday begins Centennial Conference (CC) action for the Diplomats and Shorewomen.
Scouting the Chargers and Shorewomen: LBC (1-7) is back with a softball squad for the first time since 2001. The Chargers' only win this season came against Franciscan during LBC's spring break trip in Clermont, Fla. The 20th-ranked Shorewomen achieved their first-ever National Fast Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) ranking and sit at 11-1 on the season. F&M holds a 40-23 overall mark against Washington, but the Shorewomen have won four straight meetings.
Last week: At the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. last week, F&M came home with a 7-3 mark, including five straight wins. The Diplomats beat Mount Mary 11-0 on Monday as Malorie Sassaman recorded three hits, while Caroline Abin added two. Freshman Megan Ryan (2-1) was brilliant on the mound, throwing five innings while only surrendering one hit with nine strikeouts.
F&M's stellar pitching continued on Tuesday when Kaitlin Zampino (1-4) and the Diplomats beat Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.) by a score of 8-0. Patricia Crigler notched three hits, while Zampino threw five innings, giving up only one hit and striking out four.
F&M's win streak hit five on the spring break trip when the Diplomats blanked New Jersey City 4-0, thanks to Justine Lohrey's (4-0) seven strong innings of shutout ball where she struck out seven batters.