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With runners on first and second and no one out in the top of the 10th, all junior Ryan Sassaman was trying to do was bunt the runners
Pete Oris
Junior Pete Oris reached base four times, including a walk to start the 10th inning.

Sassaman not only beat the throw to first base, but forced a bad toss that allowed the first two of Muhlenberg baseball’s seven 10th-inning runs to score in a 12-5 victory over Lake Erie. It was the Mules first victory of the season.

Sassaman moved over to third on the error and scored on a single by junior A.J. Bettini. Classmate Mike Hart and freshman Edward Risener each had an RBI hit and then scored on an error by Lake Erie’s shortstop.

Muhlenberg (1-1) sent 13 batters to the plate in the inning as it set the school record for runs in an extra inning. The previous record was five against Christopher Newport in 1992.

Freshman Mike Misciagna struck out five over three innings to record his first career win. He allowed one run and no walks and struck out the side in the ninth. In the seventh, he faced first-and-third with one out, but recorded a strikeout and forced a groundout to end the

The Muhlenberg softball team got a taste of the elite in Division III on its second day in Florida, falling to preseason No. 26 Wartburg, 11-2, and preseason No. 4 Muskingum, 9-0.

Freshman RiRi Ferrigno went 3-for-5 in the two games, including an RBI double that was her first career hit.

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Muhlenberg took three leads, but each time Lake Erie (0-3) responded. The Mules picked up three in the fourth, one in the sixth and one in the eighth, only to have the Storm tie the game in the bottom of each of the innings.

Leading 1-0, Muhlenberg scored two more in the fourth inning off a double by Bettini. Lake Erie recorded five successive hits and knotted the game at three.

Sassaman drove in runs with a sacrifice fly in sixth inning and a single in the eighth. Lake Erie used an RBI single to tie the game each time.

Senior Matt Tobia and freshman John Kalis each had two hits and scored a pair of runs in the victory.

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