baseball pitches, runs to sweep
Harper, making his first career start, struck out the side in the first inning and retired the first 10 hitters. He took a
Harper got all the offensive support he would need in the first two innings. In the first, junior Joseph DiCecilia drove in senior Dan Fisher with a two-out single to give Muhlenberg an early lead. The second inning saw the Mules plate three runs on a pair of infield hits. Two runs crossed when the Greensburg pitcher threw away Fisher’s infield hit, and Fisher came around to score all the way from second on freshman Taylor Sutton’s roller to third base.
Sophomore Jesse Nusbaum scored the final run in the fifth after singling and stealing his second base. Muhlenberg stole six bases in the game.
The second game featured more aggressive running by the Mules, none more so than in the bottom of the second with the Bobcats up 1-0. The inning started with back-to-back walks to Nusbaum and sophomore Nick Busillo. With junior Bobby Spindler at bat, Muhlenberg played bunt-and-run. Spindler was thrown out at first by the catcher, but the runners never broke stride, with Nusbaum scoring from second and Busillo wheeling around to third.
The exciting play opened the floodgates to an eight-run inning that consisted of only three Mule hits combined with three walks, two hit batters, two wild pitches, two errors and a stolen base. Three runs came in when the UPG right fielder overran freshman Joseph Vila’s single with the bases loaded.
Vila also doubled in two runs in the third and finished 4-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI in only four innings. Ten different Muhlenberg players
contributed to the 16-hit attack, with 11 scoring a run and eight driving in at least one.
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