News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
HABERBUSCH NAMED PITCHER OF WEEK|
Senior Tim Haberbusch of the Muhlenberg baseball team has been named
pitcher of the week by the Centennial Conference after his outstanding
effort against Wilkes. Haberbusch pitched eight innings of two-hit ball as
the Mules blanked the Colonels, 7-0. He struck out four and did not allow
a hit until the sixth inning. The shutout was the first for Muhlenberg in
a nine-inning game since 1993. Haberbuschs four strikeouts gave him
an even 150 for his career.
Tuesday, March 27
SOFTBALL vs. Messiah, postponed to April 9
BASEBALL vs. Haverford, postponed to March 28
LACROSSE Muhlenberg 15, Haverford 14. Muhlenberg
opened up an 11-6 halftime lead, then held on to snap a four-game losing
streak. Senior Miruna Lovin scored all 6 of her goals in that first half.
Junior Teresa Lunardi and sophomore Lynsey Caldwell scored 3 goals apiece.
Caldwells final goal, with 9:53 remaining, gave the Mules a 15-11
lead. Haverford got to within one by scoring with under a minute
left, but Muhlenberg was able to control the draw and run out the
clock. It was the third one-goal game played by the Mules in the last
eight days. Click here for box score.
WOMENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 5, Haverford 4.
Freshman No. 1 Mackenzie Parke survived a marathon tiebreaker to topple
the defending Centennial Conference singles champion as the Mules defeated
Haverford for the first time since 1992. After winning the first set,
Parke lost the second on a 14-12 tiebreaker, but came back to take the
third set. Freshman Megan Schreiber also won in the third set after losing
a second-set tiebreaker at No. 6. Senior Kerri Waldowski and junior
Jennifer Chung rounded out Muhlenbergs singles winners. Click here for box score.
MENS TENNIS Haverford 6½, Muhlenberg
½. Senior Robby Richman won at first doubles and tied at first
singles, but Muhlenberg had nothing else in its favor and dropped its
second straight Centennial Conference match. Click here for box score.
Wednesday, March 28
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 9, Haverford 3. Junior Joshua
Carter belted an inside-the-park grand slam and pitched eight strong
innings to lead Muhlenberg past Haverford in its
Centennial Conference opener. Carters grand slam his second
home run in as many games and one of
three hits he had in the game came in the bottom of the second and
turned a 2-1 Mule deficit into a 5-2 lead. He allowed only three hits
and struck out a career-high eight to earn his third win
of the season. Senior Marcus Mattielli helped out by making a
diving catch in right field
with the bases loaded in the fifth and also doubled in Muhlenbergs
two runs. Click here for line score.
WOMENS GOLF at Dickinson Invitational. Both
Muhlenberg golfers who competed finished in the upper half of the field
of 21 at
Mayapple Golf Links. Senior Jessica McCourt placed fourth behind three
Division I golfers with a 93, and junior Courtney Sessa fired a 100 to
Thursday, March 29
SOFTBALL William Paterson 8, Muhlenberg 0;
William Paterson 1, Muhlenberg 0. Darkness came at an
unfortunate time as Muhlenberg dropped a doubleheader at 16-2 William
Paterson. The Mules had tied the second game, 1-1, and had the
bases loaded in the sixth when the umpires called the game. The score
reverted back to the last completed inning, giving the Pioneers a 1-0 win.
Freshman Danielle DeLucia pitched five strong innings, striking out five,
and freshman Amanda Ibey saved a run with a diving stop at second base. Click here for line scores.
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 10, DeSales 4. The Mules came
back from three runs down to defeat their local rivals who
entered the game ranked sixth in the Mid-Atlantic Region for the
first time since 1990. Muhlenberg took the lead on an RBI single by senior
Michael Cirillo in a three-run seventh, then added four insurance runs in
the eighth, highlighted by a two-run triple off the bat of junior Steve
Rohn. Sophomore Sunil Bangali worked two scoreless innings in relief to
earn his first career win, and senior Garret Pachtinger and junior Joshua
Carter each had three hits. Senior David Wolf doubled in the sixth, tying
the school record of 29 two-baggers in a career. Click here for line score.
LACROSSE Ursinus 19, Muhlenberg 8. Senior Miruna
Lovin scored 4 goals and junior Teresa Lunardi added 3 in
loss to sixth-ranked Ursinus. Click here
for box score.
WOMENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 7½, Dickinson
1½. Four first-year players junior Jennifer Chung and freshmen
Mackenzie Parke, Sarah Niebler and Megan Schreiber were double
winners as Muhlenberg improved to 3-1 in the Centennial Conference,
matching its CC win total from all of last season. Click here for box score.
MENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 4, Lebanon Valley 3.
Freshman Brian Barkauskas, playing singles for the first time in three
weeks, came up with a big win at No. 6 to enable Muhlenberg to come back
after losing the doubles point. Senior Robby Richman and sophomore Brad
Scheller remained undefeated at No. 1 doubles, and Richman added a singles
win for his 70th career victory.
Click here for box score.
Friday, March 30
BASEBALL at Haverford, rained out
Saturday, March 31
SOFTBALL Gettysburg 4, Muhlenberg 1;
Muhlenberg 4, Gettysburg 0. Junior Angie Tyson pitched a
six-hitter in Game 2 for her second shutout of the season as Muhlenberg
opened defense of its 2000 Centennial Conference championship by splitting
with Gettysburg. Tyson struck out three and did not allow a
runner past second base after working out of a bases-loaded jam in the
first. A two-run triple by freshman Becki Toth in the bottom of the first
gave the Mules all the runs they would need. Sophomore Missy Arnott
singled in a
run in the third. Toth had an RBI single in the first game, but the
Bullets took advantage of three Muhlenberg errors to break a 1-1 tie with
three runs in the sixth. Freshman Danielle DeLucia struck out seven and
did not allow an earned run. Click here
for line score.
BASEBALL Western Maryland 5, Muhlenberg 2;
Western Maryland 8, Muhlenberg 5. Two late rallies fell short as
Muhlenberg got swept in a Centennial Conference
doubleheader. Shut out for six innings in the first game, the Mules scored
twice in the seventh on RBI singles by sophomore Ben Carr and senior
Garret Pachtinger and had the tying runs on base when the game ended. In
the second game,
Muhlenberg rallied from an 8-1 deficit to send the tying run to the plate
in the sixth following Pachtingers two-run single. Click here for line scores.
LACROSSE at Cabrini, postponed to May 2
WOMENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 8, Kutztown 1;
Muhlenberg 9, East Stroudsburg 0. The Mules won all but one match in
sweeping their nearby Division II rivals to exceed their total of four
wins from all of last spring.
Senior Kerri Waldowski and
freshman Megan Schreiber each lost only one game in four singles sets on
the day, while senior Marissa Lutzer came back after dropping the first
set to win in three against Kutztown. Junior Jennifer Chung improved her
team-best singles mark to 6-1 with a pair of straight-set wins. Muhlenberg
dominated singles play in the East Stroudsburg match, losing only five
games. Click here for box scores.
MENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 5, Franklin &
Marshall 2. Sophomores Brad Scheller and Matt Fleissig and freshman Brian
Barkauskas were all double winners to lead Muhlenberg to its first
Centennial Conference win of the season. Scheller prevailed in three sets
at No. 2 singles and Fleissig won a pair of 7-6 sets at No. 4. Sophomore
Cameron Parke also won a close match, 7-5, 6-4, giving the Mules the four
team points they needed. Scheller and senior doubles partner Robby Richman
remained undefeated for the spring (6-0). Click here for box score.
TRACK AND FIELD at Susquehanna Invitational. Two
Muhlenberg athletes won their events at a large meet featuring nearly 900
athletes from 22 Division I, II and III schools. Senior Katrina Beck took
the womens high jump at 5 feet, 4½
inches to qualify provisionally for the NCAA Division III Championships.
Junior Will Elson won the
mens 1500 meters with a time of 1:55.05, more than two full seconds
ahead of the second-place finisher, a Division I runner from Bucknell.
Other highlights for the men included sophomore Brendan Gallagher
knocking nearly a minute off his previous school-record time in the 10,000
meters and the 4x400-meter relay team setting a school record. Junior
Nancy Kegelman missed the school record in the javelin by fewer than 2
inches, and freshman Stephanie Melka made history when she became the
first Mule female to compete in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Click here for Muhlenberg highlights.