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SOFTBALL KEEPS PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE
BASEBALL, LAX TEAMS FALL TO D-III ELITE

• Baseball: Johns Hopkins 11, Muhlenberg 4; Johns Hopkins 12, Muhlenberg 2. The top-ranked team in Division III extended its season-opening winning streak to 33 by sweeping the Mules (11-17-1, 6-11-1).

Adam Sadler, one of three Muhlenberg seniors playing at home for the final time, hit an RBI single in the first inning of the opener to give the Mules a short-lived lead. He also had a single in the second game. Another senior, Joel Rush, had a pinch-single in Game 2 and drove in Muhlenberg’s second run with a ground ball.

Freshman Pete Oris went 3-for-6 with a double and RBI in the two games.

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• Women’s Lacrosse: Gettysburg 18, Muhlenberg 4. Things started out well for the Mules (4-9, 2-7), as sophomore Courtney Tapkas scored on a free-position shot 78 seconds into the game to tie the school record of 28 consecutive games with at least one goal.

Muhlenberg trailed only 5-3 with 10 minutes remaining in the first half, but the No. 5 Bullets (14-2, 9-0) scored the next nine goals to pull away.

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• Men’s Lacrosse: Washington 12, Muhlenberg 4. The Mules (5-7, 0-6) outscored the undefeated, second-ranked Shoremen (14-0, 7-0) by a 3-1 margin in the second half, but it was much too little to pull off the upset, as Washington had an 11-1 lead at halftime.

Sophomore Galen Marsh scored two fourth-period goals, and freshman Kyle Hart notched the first goal of his career.

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Mules Sweep Haverford at Moravian

The Muhlenberg softball team stayed in the hunt for a Centennial Conference playoff berth by defeating Haverford, 4-1 and 9-3, in a “home” doubleheader at Moravian.

Senior Jackie Maser and freshman Tina Roth supplied the offense in the first game with two-run doubles in the sixth inning, and senior pitcher Danielle DeLucia struck out five in a complete-game effort.

With the Mules (19-9, 20-6) trailing, 1-0, entering the bottom of the sixth, DeLucia and classmate Becki Toth led off with back-to-back singles. After a Ford error loaded the bases, Maser launched a double over the centerfielder’s head. Roth doubled to left two batters later to score Maser and pinchrunner Sarah Shipman.

DeLucia scattered six hits and picked up her sixth win of the year. She and Toth each recorded a pair of hits. Toth finished the day with three base knocks, giving her 146 in her career, the second-highest total in school history.

Muhlenberg broke open a 2-2 game with five runs in the bottom of the second of Game 2. After a single by Lindsay Ruhling and three straight walks brought in a run and left the bases loaded, Toth cleared them with a triple to make it 6-2. The next batter, sophomore Missy DeFrain, scored Toth with a double.

The Mules hit three triples in a game for the sixth time in school history and the first since 1997. Maser knocked in two runs with shot over the centerfielder’s head in the first, the eighth three-bagger of her career. Delucia brought home sophomore Tara DeMarzo with fifth-inning triple to complete a 3-for-5 day.

Haverford (10-23, 2-14) managed just five hits and one earned run off sophomore Kristina Cartolano, who lowered her ERA to 1.50.

Maser drove in four runs to move into the top five on the ’Berg career list, just seven back of the school record. She jumped to second all-time with 40 extra-base hits.

Senior Nicole Sarno walked twice and scored three runs to leap to sixth on the Muhlenberg career list with 75.

Five of the nine Mule hits went for extra bases. Roth doubled in the team’s final run. She has driven in a run in four of the team’s last five games and has had extra-base hits in three of them. DeFrain was 2-for-3.

A stellar defensive play in the first held the Fords to two runs. With runners on first and third and two out, Toth went deep into the hole at shortstop to backhand the ball, then threw across to DeFrain at first for the out.

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Last updated April 24, 2004