Thursday, April 5, 2018
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 3/5:00 PM
Series Record: F&M Leads 45-29
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 6-0, April 4, 2017
Last DC Victory: 7-1, April 23, 2016
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Saturday, April 7, 2018
F&M at Muhlenberg | Allentown | 1/3:00 PM
Series Record: Muhl Leads 47-14
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 9-3, April 8, 2017
Last Muhl Victory: 8-2, April 8, 2017
Schedule Changes: Due to poor field conditions, the doubleheader against Dickinson, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been moved to Thursday. The games against Lebanon Valley, originally scheduled for Thursday, have been postponed until Thursday, April 19.
Series History: F&M and Dickinson meet for the 75th time this week. The Diplomats hold a 45-29 advantage including a 2-0 sweep during the regular season last year. F&M then travels to Muhlenberg where the Diplomats currently own the winning-streak after splitting last season's contests.
A Look at Dickinson: The Red Devils hold a 10-8 record with a 1-1 mark in the Centennial Conference (CC) after splitting with Swarthmore last week. Kat Parise leads the offense with a .392 batting average. Dickinson's pitchers have combined for a 4.23 ERA with Killian Kueny leading the way with an ERA of 2.53.
A Look at Muhlenberg: The Mules stand at 6-10 overall and 0-2 in CC action. Ariana Feliziani leads Muhlenberg with a .429 batting average, followed by Amelia Shelley with a .396. The Mules' pitchers have recorded a 5.25 ERA on the year so far.
Last Week: The Diplomats opened home and conference play last week. F&M opened the week hosting York (P.a.), eventually falling to the Spartans first by a 4-1 score before dropping a tight 3-2 contest. For a full recap, click here.
F&M then hosted McDaniel to open CC action, falling to the Green Terror in a close 10-8 game followed by a 5-0 shutout. For a full recap, click here.
The Diplomats closed out the week on the road at Haverford where F&M split with the Fords. Haverford took the first game by a narrow 2-1 margin, but F&M bounced back with an 8-0 trounce that ended in five innings. For a full recap, click here.
Milestones to Watch: Katie Wenger ranks second in program history with 12 career home runs, needing three more to tie all-time leader Lauren Incorvia '09. Sammy Burns sits at third in the same category with nine homers.
Erin Russell cracked the top-10 in hits, tallying 112 in her career and placing her at eighth. Malorie Sassaman '14 leads the category with 175.
Wenger's 59 career RBIs place the senior in eighth, only two behind Meg Ryan '17. Heather Baker '90 leads the category with 99.
From the circle, Izzy Schaefer currently sits third for most wins with 35 while Valerie Koegler '89 leads the category with 52. Wenger ranks ninth in the same category with 19 wins.
Schaefer also ranks first for most shutouts with 11 in her career. Schafer ranks second for most strikeouts with 277, while Koegler '89 also leads that category with 322.
Schaefer ranks seventh amongst CC pitchers with 30 strikeouts.
CC Preseason Poll: F&M was picked to finish fourth in the CC Preseason poll. Washington College nabbed the top spot with 56 points and four first-place votes, followed by Gettysburg (55 points, two first-place votes), McDaniel (51 points, two first-place votes) and F&M (48 points, one first-place vote).