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 Mike Falk
 Sports Information Director
 Muhlenberg College
 2400 Chew Street
 Allentown PA 18104
 484-664-3232
 falk@muhlenberg.edu

Baseball
2004 Season Review:

The Muhlenberg baseball team hit the ball well and showed that it could compete with the Centennial Conference’s best by notching two wins and a tie against playoff-bound teams, but
Chris O’Connor
O’Connor posted a 15-10 career record.
was unable to win consistently and finished 12-18-1 and 6-11-1 in the CC.

A 4-3 win against Franklin & Marshall and a 7-2 defeat of Ursinus highlighted the conference season. Junior Aaron Regensburg picked up one of his team-leading three wins and five complete games against the Diplomats, and senior Chris O’Connor pitched a three-hitter to beat the Bears.

With the Ursinus victory, O’Connor tied assistant coach Joshua Carter for fourth on the ’Berg career list with 15 wins and helped Head Coach Bob Macaluso win his 100th game.

With his .402 average, junior shortstop Matthew Long became the 14th Mule to hit .400 in a season with 60 or more at-bats. He notched a .542 slugging percentage, 30 runs and a team-best 27 RBI and nine doubles. Long was one of five CC players to hit .400.

A three-run pinch-hit home run by senior catcher and captain Adam Sadler ignited a
Adam Sadler
Sadler drove in 26 runs in 2004 and finished 12th on the Mule career RBI list with 64. He ranks sixth in school history with 550 career putouts.
Mule comeback to win at Gettysburg. Sadler then drove in four runs in an extra-inning triumph at McDaniel the following day. Muhlenberg also picked up CC wins against Swarthmore and Washington (Md.).

The Mules opened the season with a 13-4 home victory against Moravian and won four games, including a 16-run, 17-hit performance against Salve Regina, at the Clearwater (Fla.) Invitational. They put up at least 13 hits in three of their first four and five of their first nine games.

Long and .381-hitting freshman Pete Oris each hit a pair of home runs. Freshman Mike Hart became the first Mule since 1987 to hit six triples and, against Moravian in his first collegiate game, hit two doubles and two triples to become the first since 1934 to record four extra-base hits in a game. Hart hit .339 with 23 RBI and ranked seventh in Division III in triples per game.

Another freshman, rightfielder Ryan Sassaman, hit .349 and was perfect in 14 steal attempts.

Junior C.J. Kessler stole 11 bases and led the squad with 31 runs. Classmate Gregg Burkhart struck out 61 would-be hitters to rank third in the CC and 30th in Division III.

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