baseball 7-run rally stuns fisher
The Muhlenberg baseball team scored seven runs in the
It wasn’t the biggest last-ditch comeback in school history – that came in 1988, when the Mules scored 10 runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Moravian, 14-13, in the first game of a doubleheader. But it surely was one of the most improbable: Muhlenberg looked like a beaten team when it gave up five unearned runs in the top of the ninth, allowing the Cardinals (4-4) to extend a 4-3 lead to 9-3.
With one out in the ninth, freshman Jesse Nusbaum began the winning rally with a walk. He came around on a wild pitch and a single by junior Eric Pomroy, but after another walk, a flyout left the Mules with only one out left.
That out never came. Back-to-back singles by senior John Kalis and sophomore Bobby Spindler brought in another run, and sophomore Clint Lynch cleared the bases with his second double of the game, making the score 9-8.
Pinch-hitter Chris Costa greeted the new Fisher pitcher by working out a walk, taking close pitches for balls three and four. Hammond jumped on the second pitch and drove the ball into the gap in right-center, bringing home the tying and winning runs.
It was the second walkoff win in three home games this season for the Mules (6-9-1).
Pomroy and senior Christian Conti each had three hits. Sophomore Jason Daniels pitched a strong game, allowing only two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings.
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