News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT MONDAY|
The Muhlenberg softball team will sponsor its annual
Fan Appreciation Night on Monday, April 17. Prizes to be
off during the 6:00 doubleheader against Messiah include:
Philadelphia Phillies tickets
Reading Phillies tickets
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons tickets
$35 gift certificate to Carrabbas
Beanie Baby (Glory)
Russell Athletic bag
Muhlenberg t-shirts and athletic gear
Also, fans will have the opportunity to win prizes by playing
Softball Bingo throughout the night.
MENS TENNIS, SOFTBALL IN CONTENTION
The Muhlenberg mens tennis and softball teams are both
in contention for the Centennial Conference championship.
The tennis team suffered its first CC loss of the season at Johns
April 15. The Mules are still only one match behind six-time defending
champ Washington. The two schools are scheduled to face each other at
Muhlenberg on Wednesday, April 26.
Standings through matches of April 15:
Washington 5-0 8-4
MUHLENBERG 4-1 8-3
Johns Hopkins 4-1 5-3
F & M 4-2 7-5
Haverford 5-3 8-5
Gettysburg 3-2 7-3
Dickinson 1-6 4-7
Western Md. 1-6 1-8
Ursinus 0-6 0-6
Muhlenberg softball moved into a four-way tie for
first by sweeping three straight doubleheaders. The Mules, who finished
a game out of first in 1999, have already split with defending champion
The CC champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Standings through games of April 15:
MUHLENBERG 7-1 11-13
Gettysburg 7-1 16-1
Western Md. 7-1 16-3
Ursinus 8-2 28-8
Dickinson 4-6 13-11
F & M 4-6 13-15
Washington 3-7 7-15
Swarthmore 0-6 2-15
Haverford 0-10 5-23
MULES SWEEP PITCHER OF WEEK HONORS
The two top arms on the Muhlenberg softball team, sophomore
Angie Tyson (right) and senior Heather Dreby, both received pitcher of the
week honors after combining to allow one earned run and only 14 hits in 28
innings. Tyson, honored by the Centennial Conference, tossed back-to-back
shutouts against Dickinson and Franklin
& Marshall, extending her streak to 23
innings without allowing an earned run. Dreby, the ECAC South pitcher of
the week, struck out a career-high 12 against Dickinson and blanked
Franklin & Marshall on four hits. The three consecutive shutouts pitched
by these two tied a school record set in 1991.
Tuesday, April 11
SOFTBALL vs. Swarthmore, rained out
BASEBALL vs. Dickinson, rained out
LACROSSE Muhlenberg 18, Bryn Mawr 6.
Freshman Lynsey Caldwell scored six goals and junior Miruna Lovin
added five, including the 100th of her career, as Muhlenberg snapped its
four-game losing streak. The game was tied, 3-3, early in the first half,
but the Mules went on an 8-0 over the next 33 minutes and held a
comfortable lead the rest of the way. Lovin scored her milestone goal with
1:50 to play and also became the first player in team history to record 40
or more points in three different seasons. Click here for box score.
WOMENS TENNIS Swarthmore 6, Muhlenberg 3.
Junior No. 1 player Kerri Waldowski returned to action after missing two
weeks with an ankle injury and teamed up with freshman Shannon Rorick for
a doubles win. Junior Marissa Lutzer and senior Kristin Cahayla also won
as the Mules captured two of three doubles matches. Click here for box score.
Wednesday, April 12
SOFTBALL vs. Swarthmore, postponed
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 18, Dickinson 15. The Mules
came back from deficits of 2-0, 3-2, 12-8 and 15-12 to win for the fifth
time in their last six games. Every player in the starting lineup had at
least one hit and drove in at least one run.
Junior David Wolf went 4-for-4 to lead the 20-hit attack and had two of
Muhlenberg's school record-tying six doubles. It was 15-12 Dickinson
heading into the bottom of the seventh, but the Mules put up six runs to
take the lead for good. Sophomore Ben Leisawitz singled in the tying run
and sophomore Joshua Carter knocked in the go-ahead run. Juniors Marcus
Mattielli and James Barski each had three hits and a pair of RBI. Click here for box score.
WOMENS GOLF finished fourth at Dickinson
Invitational. Play at the Mayapple Golf Links was halted after nine holes
due to the weather conditions. The Mules finished with a 254, one stroke
behind Franklin & Marshall. Gettysburg was first with a 239, and
Dickinson's team score was 242. Sophomore Kathryn Baker carded a 61 to
tie for fifth.
Thursday, April 13
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 8, Haverford 2; Muhlenberg
10, Haverford 2. Muhlenberg swept its third straight doubleheader to move
into a four-way tie for first in the Centennial Conference. Senior
Christine Biechy went 5-for-8 in the two games and got her 100th career
hit on an RBI single in Game 2. In the first game, she had three hits,
with an RBI triple in the sixth, and senior Melissa Nardi went 2-for-4
with three runs scored and one RBI. Senior Heather Dreby retired
the first 10 batters and finished with a
five-hitter. In the nightcap, Muhlenberg had a six-run fifth, matching
its best inning of the season, and collected a season-high 15 hits.
Sophomore Liz Kostelnick drove in three runs. Sophomore Angie Tyson
allowed only four hits to pick up the win. Click here
for box scores.
MENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 5, Moravian 2. The
Mules put an end to their two-match losing streak by defeating the
Greyhounds. The win gave Muhlenberg eight wins in a season
for the first time since 1992. The win was a total team effort, as each
Mule who played won at least one match. Muhlenberg picked up a point in
the Matte Award standings, cutting Moravian's lead to 6-5. Click here for box score.
Friday, April 14
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 11, Dickinson 2. Sophomore
Joshua Carter pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and senior Chuck
a three-run homer to lead Muhlenberg to
its sixth win in the last seven games. Carter took a no-hitter into
the sixth and finished with a career-high eight strikeouts. Draper's blast
capped a four-run fifth inning and gave him 101 career RBI, just two short
of the school record. Freshman Justin Rubenstein went 3-for-5 and drove in
runs for the Mules, while junior David Wolf also had three hits. Click here for box score.
MENS GOLF finished 2nd at Moravian
Invitational. Junior Neil Dedhia led the way for the Mules with a three
over par, 74 at Southmoore Golf Course. Sophomore Rich Jacobs also
finished in the
top 10, carding a 79.
Click here for box
Saturday, April 15
SOFTBALL at Washington (Md.), rained out
BASEBALL Franklin & Marshall 7, Muhlenberg 6;
Muhlenberg 9, Franklin & Marshall 6. Senior Chuck Draper became the Mules'
all-time RBI leader and preserved the Game 2 win with a great catch in
left field. A two-out, two-run single by sophomore Ben Leisawitz in the
fifth put Muhlenberg ahead to stay in the second game. Draper drove in his
record 104th career run with an infield grounder in the sixth. In the top
of the seventh, the Diplomats got the tying run to the plate, but Draper
caught the ball at the fence with his back to the plate, then doubled off
a runner at second to end the game. Junior John Ziegler allowed
three hits in 5-2/3 innings to earn his second straight win. In the first
game, junior James Barski went 3-for-4.
Sophomore Joshua Carter stole a base in each game, breaking the school
record of 23 steals he set last season. Click here for box scores.
LACROSSE Gettysburg 14, Muhlenberg 7.
The ninth-ranked team in the nation was too much for the Mules to handle.
Gettysburg scored the first three goals of the game and never looked back.
Muhlenberg held the Bullets two goals below their average thanks to the
efforts of freshman Stephanie Ahrens, who made a career-high 18 saves.
Junior Miruna Lovin recorded a hat trick, tying a school record by
scoring a goal in her 20th consecutive game. Click here for box score.
WOMENS TENNIS Johns Hopkins 6, Muhlenberg 3.
Freshman Shannon Rorick contributed to two of the Mules' three wins
against the Blue Jays. The other was by junior Kerri Waldowski, playing
her first singles match in three weeks. Click here for box score.
MENS TENNIS Johns Hopkins 4, Muhlenberg 3.
The Mules suffered their first Centennial Conference loss of the season to
fall into a second-place tie with Johns Hopkins. Freshmen Brad Scheller
and Cameron Parke each won at singles and together at doubles. Scheller
and junior No. 1 Robby Richman remained undefeated (5-0) in CC singles
play for the season.
Click here for box score.
TRACK & FIELD competed in Moravian Invitational.
Junior Katrina Beck was Muhlenberg's lone first-place winner in a five-way
non-scoring meet held in rainy conditions. Beck's 5-4 won the high jump
for the second time in three weeks. Junior Laura Roth broke 5 minutes in
the 1,500 meters, finishing fourth in 4:59.49. For the men, sophomore Jim
Hayes, senior Ryan Smith and junior Justin Taylor went 2-3-4 in the
javelin, and sophomore Will Elson ran a personal-best 1:57.64 in the 800
meters. In dual-meet scoring, Moravian defeated the Muhlenberg
women (100-35) and the men (96-64) to take an 8-5 lead in the Matte Award
standings. Click here for Muhlenberg
Sunday, April 16
MENS GOLF tied for 14th after first round of
Cross Creek Golf Classic.