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PITCHERS SHINE IN BASEBALL SPLIT
MEN’S GOLF TIES FOR SIXTH
Men’s Tennis Falls in Baltimore

Despite improving its first-round score by five strokes, the Muhlenberg men’s golf team could not improve its standing and tied for sixth at the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational, hosed by Scranton.

The Mules shot a 315 on the second day of competition to finish with a two-day score of 635. They finished third out of the four Centennial Conference schools at the tournament. The CC Championships are next weekend.

Senior Matt Katz tied for 11th place with a 153, just one stroke out of the top 10.

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• Men’s Tennis: A shorthanded Muhlenberg team had to forfeit two matches and fell at Johns Hopkins, 6-1, in its final road match of the season.

Junior Jeff Kraft scored the lone point for the Mules (5-6, 2-5), eking out a third-set supertiebreaker at first singles for his seventh-straight win.

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Playing their fifth and sixth games in four days, the Muhlenberg baseball team turned to alternate pitching sources and got excellent results in splitting a makeup doubleheader at McDaniel. The Green Terror (15-9, 9-7) won the first game, 2-1, and the Mules (10-13-1, 5-9-1) took the nightcap, 7-5 in eight innings.

Freshmen Brandon Manekin and Tom McDonald and junior Pete Lankarge,
Pete Lankarge
Lankarge struck out two batters in the bottom of the eighth and retired the Green Terror’s cleanup hitter with the tying runs on base to end the game.
who had combined to throw 13.1 innings all season, teamed up to allow only five earned runs in the two games.

Manekin, making his first career start, was the hard-luck loser in the opener. He pitched a complete-game four-hitter, but got little offensive support, and McDaniel pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. A bid for a game-tying home run by freshman Pete Oris in the top of the seventh was caught at the fence.

McDonald made his first career start in the nightcap and took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth. Three Mule errors in the next two innings led to two unearned runs and a tie score. Lankarge came in with the bases loaded in the seventh and induced a 1-2-3 double play to send the game into extra innings. He earned his first career win when the Mules scored twice in the eighth.

Oris led off the eighth by drawing a walk and went to second on a pinch-single by sophomore Matt Tobia. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch, and one out later, both scored on a single by senior Adam Sadler.

Sadler also had a two-run single in the sixth and finished with four RBI. Junior C.J. Kessler, who had two of Muhlenberg’s four hits in Game 1, delivered a two-run double in the fifth.

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Last updated April 18, 2004