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Saturday, May 4, 2002
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BASEBALL ADVANCES TO CC FINAL
MEN IN SECOND AT CC TRACK MEET
Boyer Wins High Jump

The Muhlenberg men are in second place after the first full day of the Centennial Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held at Ursinus.

Haverford has a commanding 105 points, but Muhlenberg (47) is just ahead of Gettysburg (45.5) in the battle for second. The Mule women are eighth with 20 points.

Sophomore Joshua Boyer was Muhlenberg’s lone gold medalist, taking first place in the high jump at 6 feet even. Freshman John Brodowski also jumped 6-0 and took home the silver.

Sophomore Alex Johansen, who finished second in the decathlon, gave the Mules a third scorer in the high jump by placing sixth.

Muhlenberg also had multiple placewinners in the pole vault (junior Jason App was fourth and sophomore Matt Frye sixth); the discus (sophomore Frank Santini seventh and senior Scott Shainker eighth) and the 110 hurldes, where Brodowski and junior Jim McCoy both qualified for Sunday’s final.

Senior Christian Sharphouse set a school record of 22.58 while qualifying for the 200-meter final. Junior Brendan Gallagher took seventh in the 10,000 meters.

For the women, freshmen Ashlie Hankee (16.10) and Carolyn Schoen (16.15) both smashed the school record in the 100 hurdles (16.51, set by Hankee earlier this year) in qualifying for the final. Senior Katie Garrett broke her own school record in the steeplechase, clocking an 11:47.80 to finish third.

The 4x800-meter relay team finished seventh in a school-record time of 10:02.97.

Freshman Meghan Douglas-Snyder tied for the best pole vault, at 9-5 3/4, but had to settle for the silver. Sophomore Julie Christianson finished fifth in the heptathlon.

Mules Must Win Two on Sunday

Senior Mike Morris led off the top of the 10th inning with a solo home run to lift the Muhlenberg baseball team to a 5-4 win against Franklin & Marshall in a semifinal game of the Centennial Conference Tournament. The win put the fourth-seeded Mules (23-16) into the best-of-three championship series
Mike Morris
Morris gets greeted at home plate after his game-winning homer.
against host Johns Hopkins, which won the first game of the series, 3-1. Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday at 12:00, with Game 3, if necessary, to follow.

Morris went 3-for-5 in the F&M game and singled in a run in the third to give Muhlenberg a 2-1 lead. The Diplomats (29-9) scored twice in the fifth to go up 3-2, but sophomore Joel Rush homered in the sixth to tie the score.

Rush, who started a double steal that led to the Mules’ first run, came to bat with the bases loaded in the seventh. The second pitch to him got by the catcher for a wild pitch, and junior Ben Carr came in to score the go-ahead run.

Junior Kevin Komeshok relieved sophomore Chris O’Connor in the seventh and got out of a second-and-third, one-out jam with a strikeout and a popout. In the eighth, however, Scott Haft homered for F&M with two out, tying the score.

The Diplomats, who tied Hopkins for the CC regular-season title, got the winning run to third with two out in the bottom of the ninth, but Komeshok recorded a strikeout to send the game into extra innings. Morris hit the first pitch of the 10th inning over the fence in right-center for his second home run of the season.

Freshman Aaron Regensburg retired the side 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 10th for his first career save.

In the second game, Blue Jay All-American Yani Rosenberg outdueled Mule freshman Gregg Burkhart in a game in which all the runs scored on home runs. Rosenberg allowed four hits and struck out 10 for his 17th straight win, while Burkhart gave up only three hits in a complete-game effort.

Junior Justin Graf belted his sixth home run of the season in the third for Muhlenberg’s lone run.

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Last updated May 4, 2002