Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Visiting Franklin & Marshall

GREENSBORO, N.C. (3/15/10) -- Visiting Franklin & Marshall College swept a nonconference baseball doubleheader from Guilford College Monday afternoon at McBane Field. The Diplomats (3-2) scored a 13-1 win in the opener and a 3-2 triumph in the nightcap.

Franklin & Marshall took advantage of early wildness by Guilford starter Alex Pecevich (0-1) to take a 4-1 lead. The Diplomats sent 14 batters to the plate in a nine-run sixth inning that featured three walks and a hit batsmen by Quakers' pitcher. Jason Anderson delivered a two-run double in the inning. Matt Will went 2-3 with a double and three RBI. Mike Duranti (1-0) earned the win with a six-inning, complete-game effort.

A walk and two errors helped the visitors score three times in the third inning of game two and it was all pitcher Josh Gray would need to improve to 2-0. The sophomore fanned five and yielded only two hits in six innings before giving way to Brendan McCreary, who earned his first save of the season.

Guilford's Zach Daw gave up six hits and two earned runs over seven innings for his first college compete game. Mike Gatton and Alex Starbuck had RBI doubles for the Quakers (10-8).

Guilford returns to action Wednesday (3/17) at Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) foe Roanoke College.