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2001 Spring Sports Update

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For the Week of April 2 to April 8
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TYSON NAMED PITCHER OF WEEK
For the second time in three weeks, the Centennial Conference Angie Tysonpitcher of the week is a member of the Muhlenberg staff. This time it’s junior Angie Tyson, who tossed a six-hitter for her eighth career shutout in the second game of the Gettysburg doubleheader, giving the Mules their first CC win of the season. Tyson walked two and struck out three and allowed only two runners to advance past first base after the first inning.


Monday, April 2
BASEBALL Haverford 13, Muhlenberg 7. The Mules came back from a 5-2 deficit to tie the game with three runs in the top of the fourth, but Haverford scored four in the bottom of the inning and sent the Mules to their third straight loss. Senior Garret Pachtinger had two run-scoring doubles. Click here for line score.
LACROSSE East Stroudsburg 16, Muhlenberg 12. The Mules fell behind 10-0 to their Division II rivals and could not catch up despite scoring the final 5 goals of the game. Sophomore Sarah Bowman scored 3 goals for her first career hat trick in addition to recording 8 draw controls, 4 ground balls and 3 caused turnovers. Senior Miruna Lovin scored 4 goals and set a school record with her 32nd career assist, while junior Teresa Lunardi had her sixth consecutive hat trick. Click here for box score.
MEN’S TENNIS Muhlenberg 4, Drew 3. Sophomore Brad Scheller came back after dropping the first set to win at No. 2 singles – against an opponent he had lost to in the fall – as Muhlenberg handed Drew its first loss of the spring. Scheller’s victory, along with singles wins by seniors Robby Richman and Adam Evans and sophomore Matt Fleissig, enabled the Mules to win despite losing the doubles point for the second time in three matches. Although it had no bearing on the team score, the No. 3 doubles team of sophomore Cameron Parke and freshman Brian Barkauskas prevailed against a previously undefeated Ranger duo. Click here for box score.

Tuesday, April 3
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 6, Dickinson 3; Muhlenberg 8, Dickinson 2. The Mules went on a rare power surge, belting three home runs in a doubleheader sweep of Dickinson. In the first game, freshman Becki Toth and junior Elizabeth Kostelnick led off the bottom of the third with the first back-to-back homers in team history. Sophomore Kelly Berg swatted her first career four-bagger to lead off the second inning of Game 2. The round-trippers came in support of junior Angie Tyson, who pitched two complete games, allowing only 5 hits and striking out 8 in the nightcap. Toth drove in 4 runs in the doubleheader and threw out a runner at home plate in the first inning of Game 1. Junior Lori Blanchfield had two hits and two stolen bases in each game, and freshman Jaclyn Maser doubled twice in the second game. The wins gave Muhlenberg double digits in victories for the 17th straight season. Click here for line scores.
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 9, Swarthmore 3. Senior Paul Luongo scattered eight hits over eight innings to earn his second win of the season as Muhlenberg snapped a three-game losing streak. Garret Pachtinger drove in three runs, two on the biggest blow of the game, a sixth-inning triple that extended the Mules’ lead to 6-3. A triple off the bat of senior Marcus Mattielli highlighted a three-run ninth inning that put the game out of reach. Click here for line score.
WOMEN’S GOLF at Western Maryland Invitational. Senior Jessica McCourt, one of three Muhlenberg golfers who competed, shot a 107 to tie for first place among Division III competitors. Freshman Erin DeVaney tied for sixth with a 128.
WOMEN’S TENNIS Muhlenberg 9, Montclair State 0. The Mules breezed to their fifth straight win and their second in a row by a 9-0 count – the first time they have done that since 1993. Freshman Gena Ross made her return to the lineup with a 6-0, 6-1 singles win and an 8-3 doubles victory. Click here for box score.
MEN’S TENNIS Muhlenberg 6½, Dickinson ½. Muhlenberg swept the singles matches to earn its fourth straight win. The doubles matches were rained out. Sophomore Matt Fleissig rebounded after dropping the first set to win in three, and senior Robby Richman also won in three sets in the closest match. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, April 4
WOMEN’S TENNIS Muhlenberg 9, Bryn Mawr 0. The Mules extended their winning streak to six with their third straight 9-0 shutout — the first time that has happened in team history since 1986. Muhlenberg’s seven wins this season match its most since 1989, and its four Centennial Conference wins tie a school record. The Mules’ top three singles players – freshman Mackenzie Parke, senior Kerri Waldowski and junior Jennifer Chung – all recorded 6-1, 6-1 wins. Click here for box score.

Thursday, April 5
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 16, Haverford 1; Muhlenberg 9, Haverford 0. Junior Elizabeth Kostelnick drove in four runs in a 14-run fifth inning in the first game of Muhlenberg’s second straight doubleheader sweep. The Mules led only 2-1 before sending 18 batters to the plate in the second-biggest inning in school history. Both Kostelnick and junior Lori Blanchfield had a double and a single in the frame. Junior Angie Tyson pitched five two-hit innings to earn her fourth straight win. In the nightcap, Tyson and freshman Danielle DeLucia combined on a two-hit shutout. Kostelnick smacked a two-run triple in the seventh. Click here for line scores.
MEN’S GOLF finished fourth at Elizabethtown Blue Jay Classic. In a close tournament in which seven teams were separated by seven strokes, Muhlenberg came in fourth, four shots behind the top Division III team, Western Maryland. Senior Steven Moore was one of nine competitors to break 80, shooting a 79. Click here for results.

Friday, April 6
BASEBALL vs. Swarthmore, rained out
MEN’S GOLF finished 11th at Moravian Invitational. The Mules’ B team placed 11th in rainy conditions. Juniors Kevin FitzPatrick and Ryan Vogel each shot an 82. Click here for results.
TRACK AND FIELD Muhlenberg Invitational. Although this six-team invitational was a non-scoring meet, the Muhlenberg-Moravian results were scored for purposes of the Matte Award. The two schools split, with the men’s meet going to Muhlenberg, 92-88, and the women to Moravian, 110-74. That leaves the Greyhounds up by one point with three events to go in the school year. Junior Will Elson set a school record in winning the 800 meters, less than a second off the NCAA provisional qualifying time, and ran the leadoff leg on the 4x800-meter relay team that took first place by a Secretariat-like 37 seconds. Sophomore Jason App won the pole vault. The women’s team got first-place finishes from senior Katrina Beck (high jump), freshman Carolyn Orefice (long jump) and 4x400 team.
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Saturday, April 7
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 6, Franklin & Marshall 2; Muhlenberg 12, Franklin & Marshall 3. Freshmen Nicole Sarno and Becki Toth each went 7-for-8 as Muhlenberg extended its winning streak to seven games with the sweep. Toth (3 stolen bases) and freshman Amanda Ibey (2 triples) both tied school records in the opener. Junior Angie Tyson won her fifth in a row, coming within two outs of a shutout. The Mules erupted for 18 hits in the second game, including four apiece by Sarno and Toth and three by junior Elizabeth Kostelnick and sophomore Meghan Woods. Kostelnick drove in 4 runs and put Muhlenberg ahead to stay with a two-run single in the fourth. Click here for line scores.
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 3, Washington (Md.) 1; Muhlenberg 15, Washington (Md.) 0. Seniors Tim Haberbusch and Seth Weinstein combined to allow only one run on 9 hits and strike out 17 as Muhlenberg swept a Centennial Conference doubleheader. Haberbusch fanned 8 in the opener and got all the runs he needed in the fourth on an RBI double by junior Steve Rohn and a two-out, two-run single by senior Michael Cirillo. The three-run rally came after junior Joshua Carter threw out a runner at the plate to end the bottom of the third. Weinstein pitched a six-hitter in the nightcap and struck out 9 for his first career shutout. Junior Ben Leisawitz hit his first career home run, a three-run shot, in the first inning to trigger the Mules’ biggest shutout since a 24-0 whitewash of Allentown in 1986. Click here for line scores.
LACROSSE Western Maryland 16, Muhlenberg 8. Sophomore Sarah Bowman recorded her second straight hat trick in the Mules’ Centennial Conference loss. Western Maryland broke open a close game by scoring the last four goals of the first half. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S TENNIS at Washington (Md.), postponed


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Last updated April 7, 2001