News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
DeLUCIA NAMED PITCHER OF WEEK|
Freshman Danielle DeLucia
of the Muhlenberg softball team has been named
pitcher of the week by the Centennial Conference. DeLucia got her
collegiate career off to a fabulous start, going 3-0 with
a save in her first four appearances. She pitched a four-hitter with
six strikeouts against Mt. Union in her first start, recorded wins
against Loras and Welsey, and tossed the final three innings to
preserve a 6-3 defeat of Kings. For the young season, DeLucia is
third in the CC with a 1.50 ERA.
LESKO NAMED TO ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Junior Mark Lesko of the Muhlenberg mens
basketball team has been named to the d3hoops.com All-America fourth team. The
only Centennial Conference player to make the All-America list, Lesko was
the first Mule in 30 years to average 20 points per game for a season. In
addition to his 20.2 scoring average, Lesko led the team in rebounds (9.2
per game), blocked shots (40) and field-goal percentage (.588). He scored
in double figures in all 23 games he started and had 12
MUHLENBERG ALUM FEATURED ON LIONS WEB SITE
Muhlenberg alumnus Don Clemons 77 is
featured as the Top Story on the official Web site of the Detroit Lions.
Clemons, currently the defensive assistant coach for the Lions, has been
in the Motor City 17 years, defying the odds by serving through five
different coaching regimes. The article includes quotes from his coach at
Muhlenberg, Frank Marino. Click
for the full story.
Monday, March 19
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 6, Moravian 1. Junior Joshua
Carter allowed four hits and one unearned run over eight innings to pitch
Muhlenberg out of its three-game losing skid. Carter also had two of the
Mules school-record 7 doubles and drove in a run. Senior Garret
Pachtinger also had a pair of two-baggers and threw out two runners
attempting to steal, and senior David Wolf went
3-for-4 with a double. Sophomore Justin Rubenstein stroked RBI singles in
the third and fourth. Click here for line
MENS GOLF at York Invitational, postponed to
Tuesday, March 20
SOFTBALL Moravian 3, Muhlenberg 1; Moravian 3,
Muhlenberg 1. The Mules came close in both games but dropped a pair to
their local rivals. In the opener, Moravian scored twice in the bottom of
the sixth to break open a 1-1 tie. In the second game, Muhlenberg scored
once in the seventh and had the tying runs on base when the game ended.
Sophomore Missy Arnott went 3-for-4 in Game 1 and freshman Amanda Ibey had
two of the Mules five hits in the nightcap. Click here for line scores.
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 7, Wilkes 0. Senior Tim
Haberbusch pitched eight innings of two-hit ball to earn his first win of
the season as Muhlenberg won its home opener. Haberbusch
struck out four and did not allow a hit until the sixth inning. Sophomore
Kevin Komeshok worked the ninth to complete the teams first
nine-inning shutout since 1993. The Mules broke open a close game with
four runs in the sixth, highlighted by a two-out, two-strike, two-run
pinch single by junior Mike Morris and a
straight steal of home by junior Joshua Carter. Senior Michael Cirillo
added a two-run single in the seventh. Sophomore Ben Carr went 3-for-3. Click here for line score.
LACROSSE Widener 9, Muhlenberg 8. Trailing 9-5
with fewer than 7 minutes remaining, the Mules rallied to score three
straight goals, but could put home the equalizer. Junior Teresa Lunardi
had her second hat trick of the season with 3 goals, while freshman Alexis
Yanoff scored her first career goal. Click
here for box score.
WOMENS TENNIS Franklin & Marshall 5,
Muhlenberg 4. Muhlenberg came within an eyelash of ending Franklin &
Marshalls 41-match Centennial Conference winning streak. The Mules
led 4-2 when darkness forced the contest indoors, but the Diplomats won
final three matches, including the last one on a third-set tiebreaker.
Freshman Mackenzie Parke and junior Jennifer Chung each won at both
singles and doubles. Click here for box
MENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 6½, Elizabethtown
½. The top four players in the singles lineup senior Robby
Richman and sophomores Brad Scheller, Cameron Parke and Matt Fleissig
all were double winners to lead the Mules to a comfortable win. Click here for box score.
Wednesday, March 21
BASEBALL at FDU-Madison, rained out
Thursday, March 22
MENS GOLF at Susquehanna Tee-Off Tournament,
pushed back one day
LACROSSE Washington (Md.) 10, Muhlenberg 4.
Despite getting three goals from junior Teresa Lunardi, the Mules dropped
their third in a row. Senior Miruna Lovin had her school-record
streak of scoring in 28 straight games snapped. Click here for box score.
WOMENS TENNIS at Montclair State, postponed
to April 3
MENS TENNIS vs. Drew, postponed to April 2
Friday, March 23
SOFTBALL at Montclair State/William Paterson
Classic, pushed back a day
MENS GOLF finished second at Susquehanna
Tee-Off Tournament. Senior Matt Berman shot an even-par 70 in atrocious
conditions to win medalist honors by five strokes. Gusty winds made the
going difficult in an event that had already been postponed a day due to
weather, but Berman shot a 35 on the front nine and duplicated that score
on the back nine. The Mules finished seven
strokes behind Susquehanna. Click here for
Saturday, March 24
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 5, Ithaca 3; Montclair
State 4, Muhlenberg 0. Junior Angie Tyson ripped a
two-out, two-run single in the top of the eighth to drive in the go-ahead
runs as Muhlenberg won the first of two games on the first day of
the Montclair State/William Paterson Classic. Freshman Nicole Sarno added
an insurance run by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the eighth, which was
played under international tiebreaker rules.
The Mules had tied
the game in the sixth on an RBI triple by sophomore Meghan Woods.
Tyson also was the winning pitcher, scattering seven hits.
In the second
game, sophomore Kelly Berg had three of Muhlenbergs six hits. Click here for line scores.
BASEBALL Scranton 11, Muhlenberg 10. Scranton
scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh and held on to win a
wild game. Trailing 10-6, the Mules tied the score with four runs
in the sixth on a two-run triple by senior David Wolf and a two-run
inside-the-park home run by sophomore Justin Graf. Junior Joshua Carter
had three extra-base hits, including an inside-the-park homer of his own,
but was thrown out on an attempted steal of home to end the game. Carter,
Wolf and senior Michael Cirillo all had three hits. Click here for line score.
LACROSSE Dickinson 14, Muhlenberg 13. Junior
Teresa Lunardi scored 8 goals, just one off the school record, but the
Mules dropped their second one-goal heartbreaker in five days. Dickinson
broke a 12-12 tie with two scores in the final six minutes.
Muhlenberg got to within one on Lunardis
final goal, with 51 seconds remaining, but could not put another one home.
Click here for box score.
TRACK AND FIELD at DeSales Invitational.
Muhlenberg won both 1,500-meter runs in its first meet of the outdoor
season. Senior Laura Roth led four Mules in the top five of the
womens race, and junior Will Elson had a 7-second margin of victory
in the mens race. Also winning first place for Muhlenberg were senior
David Jones in the shot put, junior Nancy Kegelman in the javelin,
senior Katrina Beck in the high jump and the womens 4x400-meter relay
team. Click here for Muhlenberg
Sunday, March 25
SOFTBALL Cortland State 9, Muhlenberg 3;
William Paterson 6, Muhlenberg 3. The Mules dropped two games on the
second day of the Montclair State/William Paterson Classic. Freshman
Jaclyn Maser had four hits in the doubleheader, including three in the
opener, when Muhlenberg let a 3-0 lead slip away. Junior Elizabeth
Kostelnick had a double against Paterson and narrowly missed a game-tying
home run. Click here for line scores.