pitching carries baseball to cc win
For the second straight Tuesday, the junior pitcher on the Muhlenberg baseball team faced a
Cresta combined with senior Matthew Ordog on a five-hitter as the Mules beat the Garnet, 4-1, in their first Centennial Conference game of the season.
It was the 26th straight win for Muhlenberg vs. Swarthmore, but this Garnet team is different from many of the ones that lost the previous 25. With five talented freshmen in the starting lineup, Swarthmore split its first 16 games, scoring at least 10 runs in six of them.
Cresta held the Garnet’s 3-4-5 batters without a hit in 10 at-bats and took a four-hit shutout into the eighth before giving up a solo home run, snapping his unscored-upon streak at 14 2/3 innings. He struck out six and left with one out in the ninth after hitting a batter.
Ordog retired the final two batters to earn his first career save.
The Mules (7-16-1) were opportunistic on offense, taking advantage of three errors to score all four of their runs. In the third, two-out hits by junior Dan Fisher and senior Eric Hammond were followed by an infield error to bring in one run. Senior Christian Conti singled in a second run.
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