SOFTBALL IN PLAYOFFS|
The Muhlenberg softball team has clinched a berth in the
first Centennial Conference Tournament, which will be held April 28-29 at
Western Maryland (28-4). The other two teams in the tournament will be
and Ursinus (26-10).
That should come as no surprise, since
schools have combined to win every CC championship. The Mules
(20-15) finished in
a three-way tie for second place and will be the third seed.
The winner of the CC Tournament earns an automatic bid to the NCAA
The tournament schedule is as follows (games will begin 30 minutes after
of the previous game):
Saturday, April 28
(1) Muhlenberg vs. Ursinus, 10:00
(2) Western Maryland vs. Gettysburg
(3) loser of (1) vs. loser of (2)
(4) winner of (1) vs. winner of (2)
Sunday, April 29
(5) winner of (3) vs. loser of (4), 12:00
(6) winner of (4) vs. winner of (5)
(7) replay of (6), if necessary
MULE DUO TOP SEED IN CC TOURNAMENT
The Muhlenberg mens tennis duo of senior Robby Richman
Brad Scheller is the top seed in the Centennial Conference
Tournament, which will be
held at Franklin & Marshall April 27-29. The twosome went
10-2 during the regular season, including a 6-1 mark in CC matches, and is
scheduled to open tournament play against Gettysburgs No. 2 doubles
team. Richman also is the second seed in the singles draw. The womens
No. 1 doubles team of freshman Mackenzie Parke (left) and junior Jennifer
is seeded second, while Parke earned a No. 5 seed for the singles tourney.
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LUONGO NAMED PITCHER OF WEEK
Senior Paul Luongo has been
Centennial Conference pitcher of the week
after tossing two
complete-game victories in a four-day span. He allowed only eight hits and
walked just one over nine innings against Dickinson, then five-hit
Franklin & Marshall. For the week, Luongo pitched 16 innings, allowing 13
hits and three runs. He leads the Mule pitching staff with a 4-1 record
and 2.73 ERA.
ELSON QUALIFIES FOR NATIONALS
Junior Will Elson qualified for the NCAA
Division III Track & Field Championships this week without even lacing up
his sneakers. The NCAA adjusted the provisional qualifying standard for
the 800 meters to
1:53.74, up from 1:52.74. Elson, shown here winning the 800 at the 2000
Centennial Conference Championships, ran a 1:53.01 last weekend at the
Lafayette Invitational. That is believed to be the fourth-best time in
Division III this season. The automatic qualifying standard is 1:51.66.
Elson becomes the second Mule to qualify for the NCAAs. Senior high jumper
Katrina Beck has met the provisional standard of 1.64 meters (5-4½)
and needs to jump 1.68 (5-6) to qualify automatically. Her current best
height of 1.66 meters (5-5¼) is the 12th-best in Division III. The
NCAA Championships are scheduled to be held May 24-26 at Millikin
University in Decatur, Ill.