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Softball, Tennis Eliminated from Championships
Softball: Western Maryland 5, Muhlenberg 0; Gettysburg 1, Muhlenberg 0. The Muhlenberg softball team managed only one hit in two games and was eliminated from the Centennial Conference Tournament. The Mules (21-15), who were the two-time defending champions, were no-hit in the first game by Samantha Abrams, who also went 4-for-4. Muhlenbergs lone base-runner came on a leadoff walk to junior Meghan Woods in the second. In the final appearance of her career, senior Angela Tyson tied a school record with her 65th complete game.
In the elimination game, Woods singled with two out in the seventh to break up a potential no-hitter by Gettysburgs Lisa von dem Hagen. Sophomore Danielle DeLucia pitched a five-hitter for the Mules but allowed a run in the third.
Tennis: All four remaining Muhlenberg competitors were eliminated in their first match on the second day of the CC Individual Championships.
In womens singles, both senior Jennifer Chung and sophomore Mackenzie Parke lost in three sets. Chung won the first set, 7-5, against the second seed and 2000 CC singles champion, but dropped the next two, 7-5 and 6-2. The doubles team of sophomores Sarah Niebler and Megan Schreiber had its run stopped in the quarterfinals by a fifth-seeded Washington team that included the defending CC doubles champ.
Freshman Jeff Kraft suffered his first loss of the spring season, falling in straight sets to the second seeded mens singles player from Johns Hopkins in the round of 16. Click here for mens results.
Mens Golf: Muhlenberg remained in fourth after two rounds of the CC Championships, 14 strokes behind third-place Franklin & Marshall and four ahead of Swarthmore. Sophomore Matt Katz shot a 79 in the second round and is tied for 10th place with a 36-hole total of 163.
TRACK TEAMS HAVE BEST MEET OF SEASON
In their final tuneup for next weekends Centennial Conference Championships, the Muhlenberg track and field teams had their best performance of the spring at the Lions Invitational at The College of New Jersey.
The Mules broke four school records and tied another at the 22-team meet, which included several Division I squads.
Two long-standing records were broken. Sophomore Brian Cash ran a 4:01.54
The other three records were of more recent vintage. The womens 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams broke records they set last week at Lafayette, and senior Nancy Kegelman tied the record of 121-5 she set earlier this season while winning the javelin.
The mens team placed two in the top five in the javelin, with senior Jim Hayes taking third and sophomore Randy Holak fifth, and also did very well in the pole vault (two in the top seven) and the 400-meter hurdles (three runners inder 61 seconds).
Freshman Kristin Boydston set a personal record while finishing ninth in the shot put.
Carter, Graf Enjoy Record Days
Senior Joshua Carter tied three school records and junior Justin Graf broke one as the Muhlenberg baseball team split a Centennial Conference doubleheader with eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins in its home finale. The Mules won the first game, 11-8, but dropped the nightcap, 14-3.
Muhlenberg (21-15, 11-7) finished in fourth place in the CC and will travel to third-place Ursinus (19-17, 13-5), which swept Western Maryland, for a playoff game on Friday. The winner will travel to Hopkins (30-6, 16-2) on Saturday to face second-seeded Franklin & Marshall (29-8, 16-2).
Carter pitched a five-hitter for his seventh win of the season and hit a two-run inside-the-park homer in the opener. His three strikeouts gave him 72 for the season, tying a school mark set 31 years ago, and he tied another, more dubious, record by walking 13 batters.
The Blue Jays scored three runs without the benefit of a hit in the first two innings, but the Mules erupted for five runs in the bottom of the second to take a 6-3 lead. A two-out, two-run double by junior Justin Rubenstein was followed by Carters drive into the right-center field gap. The relay throw beat Carter to the plate, but he slid around the catcher to complete his sixth career home run.
Hopkins tied the game at six in the top of the fifth, but Muhlenberg scored five runs, all with two out, to take command in the bottom of the inning. With the bases loaded, freshman Aaron Regensburg blooped a ball between the mound and the second baseman for an infield single that drove in one run. Graf then cleared the bases with a double, and Rubenstein singled in Graf.
The Blue Jays had the tying runs on base with two outs in the top of the seventh, but freshman C.J. Kessler made a diving catch in center to end the game.
Graf hit the first pitch of the second game over the left-field fence for his fifth home run of the season and his second leadoff homer in three games. It gave him a school-record 39 runs scored for the season.
Carter scored all the way from first on a two-out single later in the inning to give the Mules a 2-0 lead. Hopkins, which came in with a .357 team batting average, scored in every inning from the second through the seventh to pull away for the win.
Carter doubled in the third for his 54th career extra-base hit, tying another school record. Muhlenberg scored three earned runs in the second game off 2001 CC pitcher of the year Yani Rosenberg, who had allowed two earned runs all season.
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Last updated April 27, 2002