SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall senior, Bonnie Crouthamel, scattered five hits over seven innings to take a 1-0 pitchers duel from Swarthmore's Kathryn Riley in the opening game of Saturday's Centennial Conference (CC) softball double header. The Garnet (20-12, 9-5 CC) returned the favor in the nightcap, shutting out the Fummers (8-18, 5-9 CC) 4-0.
Crouthamel improved to 5-13 on the season with the 1-0 win. She issued four walks and struck out a single batter. Her Counterpart, Riley, struck out seven and limited F&M to only two hits, but fell to 15-6 on the year.
F&M scored the lone run on both of their hits in the third inning when Jessika Mancino pounded out a one-out, infield single then stole second base. A Riley wild pitch moved the Diplomats' centerfielder to third. Robyn Jones brought her home with a two-out single into the left-center gap.
The Garnet did the bulk of the game two damage in the second inning, scoring three runs on three hits and an error off of F&M starter, Meredith Morgan (2-3). Christine Sendelsky's double plated a pair of runners. She went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored. She came home in the third on a Krista Scheirer single that found a way through the Diplomats' left side.
Alexandra Zelaski (5-5) limited F&M to a pair of hits in game two to earn the win. She struck out a pair of batters. The Garnet added an unearned insurance run in the sixth to make the score the 4-0 final.
The Diplomats return to action on Tuesday for a pair at Albright.