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1999 Spring Sports Update

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For the Week of March 8 to March 14
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

Monday, March 8
BASEBALL Wabash 9, Muhlenberg 0; Wilmington 10, Muhlenberg 6. The Mules' season-opening losing streak reached seven games with a pair of setbacks in Quincy, Fla. Muhlenberg rebounded from a 3-0 deficit in the second game with four runs in the third. After Wilmington tied the score, junior CHUCK DRAPER's fourth-inning sacrifice fly gave the Mules a 5-4 lead, and Draper hit another sacrifice fly in the sixth to tie the score at 6-6. But the Quakers scored four in the bottom of the sixth to put the game away. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER was 2-for-2 for three runs scored against Wilmington, and sophomore MARCUS MATTIELLI had a pair of hits and an RBI. Click here for line scores.

Tuesday, March 9
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 10, Wilmington 3. Sophomore SETH WEINSTEIN pitched a complete-game five-hitter in his first start of the season as the Mules snapped a 12-game losing streak and gave new head coach BOB MACALUSO his first win. Weinstein walked two and struck out seven while allowing only two earned runs. Junior CHUCK DRAPER drove in three runs for the second straight game, two on a third-inning single. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER scored three runs and stole three bases. Click here for line score.
SOFTBALL St. Norbert 4, Muhlenberg 3; Muhlenberg 5, Simpson 4. Freshman ANGIE TYSON allowed no earned runs in six innings to earn her second straight win as Muhlenberg edged Simpson, the third-ranked team in Division III. Junior CHRISTINE BIECHY went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to help the Mules open up a 5-0 lead. Senior ELIZABETH BILLIE continued her hot hitting, doubling in both games and driving in three runs. Click here for line scores.
GOLF Muhlenberg finished 18th at Lee Nissan-Barton College Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. The Mules battled snow, sleet, rain and some very good Division I, II and III teams in their first spring competition. Sophomore STEVEN MOORE was low man for Muhlenberg with a 170, one stroke better than junior MATT DEIBERT. The field included Greensboro College, the top-ranked team in Division III; perennial junior college power Brevard Community College; Pfeiffer, a top-10 finisher at last year's Division II nationals; and the junior varsity teams from Division I North Carolina State and Campbell. Click here for complete results.

Wednesday, March 10
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 11, Kenyon 4; Kenyon 5, Muhlenberg 4. Sophomore DAVID WOLF belted three extra-base hits and knocked in five runs to lead Muhlenberg to a win in the first game of the doubleheader. Wolf's three-run double was the big hit in a six-run second that also included a two-run double off the bat of freshman JOSHUA CARTER, and he smacked a two-run homer in the fourth. Sophomore TIM HABERBUSCH pitched a complete-game seven-hitter, striking out six, to gain the win. The Mules almost pulled out the nightcap, cutting a 5-1 deficit to 5-4 in the seventh on Carter's two-run, inside-the-park home run. 'Berg had runners on second and third with one out in the seventh but could not push across the tying run. Junior CHUCK DRAPER went 2-for-3 to increase his career hit total to 101 and become the 17th player in school history to reach the century mark (and the third to do it in only three seasons). Click here for line scores.

Thursday, March 11
BASEBALL Beloit 5, Muhlenberg 3; Muhlenberg 13, Beloit 8. The Mules literally stole a win in the second game of a doubleheader, tying an NCAA Division III record with 16 stolen bases. Sophomore JAMES BARSKI and freshman MATTHEW LYCZKOWSKI each swiped three bases as Muhlenberg matched the mark set by Methodist in 1986 and tied by Rhodes in 1994. The Mules used speed to break a 7-7 tie in the fifth, as freshman JOSHUA CARTER (3-for-5, three runs scored) singled, stole second and scored on an errant pickoff throw. Freshman GREG FREIN made the lead stand by throwing 3.2 innings of one-hit relief, striking out six, to earn his first career win. Sophomore PAUL LUONGO went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI, and junior CHUCK DRAPER hit his third home run of the season. In the opener, Carter hurled a complete-game five-hitter in his first career start. Click here for line scores.
SOFTBALL Cortland State 11, Muhlenberg 3; Muhlenberg 3, Anderson 1. Freshman ANGIE TYSON won her third straight game and drove in a run as the Mules wrapped up their Florida trip with a 3-3 record. Freshman LIZ KOSTELNICK went 2-for-2 against Anderson, driving in the eventual winning run with a deep triple to center. Tyson scattered 11 hits through six innings, twice escaping damage by recording a strikeout with two outs and the bases loaded. In the opener, senior ELIZABETH BILLIE went 3-for-3 and drove in all four Mule runs, giving her 12 RBI in the first five games of the season. Senior ALI HATOLA scored two runs and stole two bases. Cortland State is ranked fourth in Division III. Click here for line scores.

Saturday, March 13
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 4, Beloit 3. Junior CHUCK DRAPER singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh as Muhlenberg wound up its Florida trip by winning for the fourth time in six games. The score was tied when sophomore MICHAEL CIRILLO, who also had two singles, reached on an infield error with one out in the seventh. Junior RICHARD BRUCKNER pinch-ran and stole second before coming around on Draper's hit. Sophomore SETH WEINSTEIN pitched 3.2 innings of scoreless relief to improve to 2-0. Click here for line score.


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Last updated March 14, 1999