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Tuesday, April 6, 2004
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SOFTBALL SCORES SHUTOUT SWEEP
OF SWARTHMORE
BASEBALL FALLS IN SLUGFEST; URSINUS DOWNS WOMEN’S LAX

• Baseball: The Haverford baseball team slugged five home runs, including a winning two-run shot in the top of the ninth, to take a 17-15 decision from Muhlenberg in a wild game at windy Cedarcreek Field.

The Mules (6-8-1, 1-4-1) had a 13-5 lead after batting around in both the third (seven runs) and fourth (six runs) innings. The Fords (12-5, 2-4) began to climb back with three runs in the fifth, then hit a three-run homer in the seventh to make it 13-11.

Muhlenberg extended its lead to three when freshman Pete Oris knocked in a run with his third single of the game, but Haverford led off the top of the eighth with a round-tripper and went on add three more runs, taking a 15-14 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, sophomore Matt Tobia, who drove in three runs, led off with a walk, and senior Adam Sadler followed with his third single of the game. A sacrifice and groundout tied the game back up at 15.

After the Fords’ two-run shot in the top of the ninth, the Mules went down 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the inning.

Junior Matthew Long drove in three runs for Muhlenberg, and freshman Mike Hart hit his team-leading fourth triple of the season. Freshman Ryan Sassaman had a pair of singles.

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Women’s Lacrosse: The Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team fell behind early and could not catch up, losing to Ursinus, 18-7, at Scotty Wood Stadium.

Ursinus (4-3, 2-2) scored the first three goals of the game and the last four of the first half to take a 9-2 lead to the break. Sophomores Courtney Tapkas and Shannon Donohue scored two goals apiece, including one each during a 4-0 second half run that pulled the Mules (3-6, 1-4) within five at 11-6. The Bears pulled away again with seven more goals.

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Senior Danielle DeLucia and junior Ally Ogden combined to hold Swarthmore to three hits as the Muhlenberg softball team swept a Centennial Conference doubleheader from Swarthmore.

The Mules (11-7, 4-4) won the first game, 8-0 in six innings, and the second game, 3-0. It was their first doubleheader shutout since a 2000 twinbill against Franklin & Marshall.

DeLucia took a no-hitter into the fifth inning of the first game before
Ally Ogden
Ogden, who is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA this season, pitched her second career shutout. The first was a five-hitter against Widener in her first career start. She is the third Mule pitcher to toss a shutout this season.
allowing an infield single. She had to settle for a one-hitter and her 12th career shutout, her second in a row. DeLucia allowed only two baserunners the entire game and retired 12 straight in one stretch.

Muhlenberg scored a run in the first on a double by senior Becki Toth, then broke the game open with three in the fourth, playing station-to-station ball in an inning that featured six singles, the final one a run-scoring hit by DeLuica.

The Mules ended the game with four in the sixth. Toth drove in the first run with her second double of the game, then later stole home on the back end of a double steal. Sophomore Tara DeMarzo singled in pinch-runner Katie Olson with two out to put the eight-run rule into effect.

In the second game, Ogden put the defense to work for her, neither striking out nor walking a batter. She also allowed only two baserunners, both on singles, and faced one batter over the minimum in seven innings.

Ogden also started Muhlenberg’s three-run second inning with her first career hit, a double. She eventually scored on a throwing error, and Toth capped the inning with a two-run single.

The two wins gave the Mules double digits in victories for the 20th straight year.

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Last updated April 6, 2004