Diplomats Close Out Regular Season in Playoff Hunt - Week 7 Game Notes

Diplomats Close Out Regular Season in Playoff Hunt - Week 7 Game Notes

Games 31/32
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
F&M vs. Gettysburg | Lancaster | 3:00/5:00 PM

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Series Record: GC Leads 57-24
Streak: GC +4
Last F&M Victory: 1-0, May 7, 2017
Last GC Victory: 6-3, April 24, 2018

Games 33/34
Saturday, April 27, 2019
F&M at Haverford | Haverford | 1:00/3:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M Leads 30-17
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 8-0, March 31, 2018
Last HC Victory: 2-1, March 31, 2018

Playoff Outlook

Franklin & Marshall, Swarthmore, and McDaniel are in the mix for the fourth and final Centennial Conference (CC) playoff spot as the Diplomats enter the week half a game behind from the four spot.

The last time F&M made the playoffs was in 2017 after finishing the regular season with an 8-8 CC mark, and eventually going on to win the program's first CC Title.

Series History

The regular season wraps up with a home series against the Bullets on Tuesday and a road trip east to Haverford on Saturday.

F&M dropped both games against Gettysburg last year with the Bullets owning a 57-24 edge in the overall record. The Diplomats lead the Fords 29-16, winning the most recent contest 8-0 midway through last season.

Among the CC Leaders

Sabrina Ryan - P
-82 Strikeouts - Fourth
-Nine wins - Fifth
-2.80 ERA - 10th

Jamie Belfer - OF
-11 Stolen Bases - Fifth

Abi Buell - INF
-.381 Batting Average - Sixth

Lexi Piccinich - INF
-23 RBIs - Eighth

F&M Last Week (3-1)

Tuesday, April 16 | at Dickinson | L, 8-1 | Recap
Tuesday, April 16 | at Dickinson | W, 4-1 | Recap
Thursday, April 18 | at Muhlenberg | W, 8-0 | Recap
Thursday, April 18 | at Muhlenberg | W, 4-1 | Recap

Piccinich Reaches 100

With two hits in the first game against York on March 19, Piccinich reached 100 career hits.

Milestone Watch

Piccinich is tied for fourth in program history for career home runs with eight, needing one more to crack the top-three. Lauren Incorvaia '09 leads the category with 15. The junior is also tied for third in career doubles with 29. Jen Fried '04 holds the top spot with 36. She ranks seventh in RBIs with 67 and cracked the top-10 for career hits, sitting ninth with 116. Malorie Sassaman '14 leads with 175.