News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
TYSON NAMED PITCHER OF WEEK|
For the second time in three weeks, the
pitcher of the week is a member of the
staff. This time its 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
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.
MENS 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. Schellers
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
Tuesday, April 3
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 6, Dickinson 3; Muhlenberg 8,
Dickinson 2. The Mules went on a rare power surge, belting three home runs
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
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.
WOMENS 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.
WOMENS 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.
MENS TENNIS Muhlenberg 6½, Dickinson
½. Muhlenberg swept the singles matches to earn its fourth straight
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
WOMENS 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. Muhlenbergs 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
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 Muhlenbergs
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
single in the frame. Junior Angie Tyson pitched five
two-hit innings to earn her fourth straight win. In the nightcap, Tyson
Danielle DeLucia combined on a two-hit shutout. Kostelnick
smacked a two-run triple in the seventh. Click here for line scores.
MENS 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
MENS 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 mens 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
womens 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
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
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.
WOMENS TENNIS at Washington (Md.), postponed