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Muhlenberg has won at least one game against Johns Hopkins, historically the strongest program in the Centennial Conference in seven of the last 11 years, including one last season when the Blue Jays came within one strike of winning the national championship.
Senior John Kalis had a big day in Baltimore, going 5-for-9 and hitting the game-winning home run in the opener.
The Mules (11-20-1, 5-9) trailed 6-4 in Game 1 before scoring four runs in the top of the sixth. Sophomore Eli Branzburg began the winning rally with a single. Two errors and a groundout brought in one run, and Kalis belted his second round-tripper of the season to give Muhlenberg an 8-5 lead.
With the score still 8-5, junior Phil Cresta came in from the bullpen for the first time in his career after 30 straight starts. The Blue Jays (16-12, 8-5) plated one unearned run, but Cresta earned the save by retiring the final two hitters with the potential tying and winning runs on base.
Muhlenberg could not keep pace with the Hopkins offense in the second game, as the Blue Jays scored in every inning. Kalis and junior Dan Fisher had three hits apiece.
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