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Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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WOMEN’S TENNIS FINISHES STRONG
SOFTBALL SWEPT ON SENIOR NIGHT
Baseball Falls in Ninth; Women’s Golf Sixth

SOFTBALL
Muhlenberg suffered its second straight Centennial Conference doubleheader sweep, dropping a pair to Ursinus (8-0 and 4-1) in its final home games of the year.

The Mules (13-16, 5-7) could muster only five hits in the two games. They scored their lone run in the first inning of the nightcap, when sophomore Katie Olson reached on a bunt single, went to second on a groundout and scored on junior Missy DeFrain’s chopper up the middle. DeFrain leads the team with 20 RBI.

The Bears (29-7, 10-2), ranked seventh in the East Region, scored a combined seven runs in the first innings of the two games.

Senior Night festivities honored seniors Ally Ogden, Kadie Serfass and Becki Toth.

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BASEBALL
A big comeback effort went for naught as Muhlenberg team lost to Gwynedd-Mercy, 11-9, in its first non-conference game in more than a month.

The Mules (15-13) trailed 9-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, but rallied for four runs in the sixth and four in the eighth, tying the score at nine on a two-run single by senior Matthew Long. The Griffins (19-15) scored two runs to take the lead back in the top of the ninth. Muhlenberg got the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but the game ended on a double play.

Every player in the Mule lineup had at least one hit, led by sophomore A.J. Bettini’s three, and all scored a run. Sophomore Mike Hart pitched three innings in relief without allowing an earned run, working out of a second-and-third, no-out jam in the seventh.

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WOMEN’S GOLF
In its final tuneup for the Centennial Conference Championships, Muhlenberg finished sixth at the Gettysburg Spring Invitational. The only two Division III teams to finish ahead of the Mules were CC rivals McDaniel and Gettysburg.

Sophomore Kristen Amore shot a 94, 10 strokes off the lead.

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The Muhlenberg women’s tennis team closed out its dual-match season with an 8-1 win at Ursinus.

The win was the ninth in a row for the Mules (12-3, 9-1), who tied a school record for wins in a season. The 2002 and 2004 teams also won 12 matches.

Junior Amy Schmidt notched a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles to run her record to 15-0. She is the first Muhlenberg player ever to go through a dual-match season undefeated. The 15 wins a season broke the school record of 14 Schmidt set last year, and she also moved into sole possession of first place on the career singles wins list with 40. In her three seasons, Schmidt is 40-2 in dual matches.

Schmidt and freshman Ashley Reed won comfortably at first doubles to finish with a perfect 13-0 record together, making them the first Mule doubles team to go through the duals undefeated (although three individuals had done it previously). Schmidt and Reed tied the school record for doubles wins in a season as a duo, and both broke the record for individual doubles wins in a season (14).

For the first time this year, Muhlenberg had two players win by 6-0, 6-0 shutout – sophomores Pam Kimmelman at No. 2 and Kelly Fraser at No. 5. Kimmelman finished 12-3 overall and 9-1 in CC dual matches, while Fraser ended up 12-2 and 8-1.

Senior Emily Oster won at both doubles and singles, extending her school record for combined wins to 82, although Schmidt will begin next season just eight behind her. The team’s lone senior, Oster led the Mules to a four-year record of 46-10, including a 36-4 mark in CC matches.

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Last updated April 26, 2005