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

Baseball
2007 Season Review:

Individual milestones and a three-game hitting tear highlighted the 2007 Muhlenberg baseball season.

The Mules had two players record their 100th career hits and one break the
Pete Oris
Oris hit .345 for his career and finished in the Mules’ top 10 in hits (148), runs (95), doubles (30), home runs (12), extra-base hits (49), total bases (226) and slugging percentage (.527).
school record for career RBI in a 9-25 campaign. The team also achieved a program first by scoring at least 15 runs in three consecutive games.

Muhlenberg opened the season playing an aggressive brand of ball on its season-opening trip to Orlando, Fla. Stolen bases and squeeze bunts were frequent calls; the Mules had two straight steals of home in the first five games, one on a triple steal, and swiped 12 bags in a 14-0 shutout of Wisconsin Lutheran.

The team struggled when it returned to Allentown and won just one of its first nine northern games. Then in a span of five days, Muhlenberg knocked off Moravian, 15-5, and swept Swarthmore, 16-6 and 18-12, batting .455 as a team over the three games.

The momentum did not last, though, as the Mules dropped 11 of their next 12 before closing with a 7-6 win against DeSales.

Senior Pete Oris drove in three runs in the finale to become the program’s all-time leader with 113 career RBI. He hit .317 with a team-leading 25 RBI in 2007.

Oris was one of nine seniors who closed out their careers. Ryan
Ryan Sassaman
Sassaman finished his career third on Muhlenberg’s lists in hits (153), runs (104) and stolen bases (42).
Sassaman
, the Mules’ lone All-Centennial Conference selection (first team), hit .319 and led the team in hits (38) and runs (27); A.J. Bettini batted a career-best .365; Mike Hart joined the 100-hit club; and Matthew Block hit .269.

On the mound, Eric Wolfer served as the closer and posted a 1.08 ERA, and Dave Andrew won two games in his first season with the team. Two seniors who had been pitchers their entire careers made noise with the bats, as Tom McDonald hit .297 as a first baseman, and Jason Bonder went 5-for-5 against DeSales.

Among non-senior returnees, junior Joe Carlo hit .319 with a team-leading 13 stolen bases and recorded his 100th career hit. Sophomore Christian Conti emerged as the starting centerfielder and hit .321.

Muhlenberg also displayed some outstanding freshmen. Dan Fisher started at third base the second half of the season and hit .379 with a .500 slugging percentage. Shortstop Eric Pomroy hit .324 and tied a school record with six hits in the second Swarthmore game. Lefty Phil Cresta was the ace of the staff, going 3-3 with a 4.45 ERA and 40 strikeouts.

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