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1999 Spring Sports Update

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For the Week of March 22 to March 28
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

Monday, March 22
MEN'S TENNIS at Marywood, cancelled

Tuesday, March 23
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 6, Wilkes 3. Sophomore southpaw SETH WEINSTEIN worked around 11 hits to pitch Muhlenberg's first nine-inning complete game in five years as the Mules won their home opener. Weinstein struck out three and blanked the Colonels over the final seven innings to become the first Muhlenberg pitcher to start out 3-0 since 1988. Freshman BEN LEISAWITZ hit a two-run single in the first, and sophomore JAMES BARSKI put the Mules ahead to stay with a two-run double in the second. Click here for line score.
WOMEN'S TENNIS Franklin & Marshall 9, Muhlenberg 0. The two-time defending Centennial Conference champions blanked the Mules. Click here for box score.
MEN'S TENNIS Franklin & Marshall 7, Muhlenberg 0. After two postponements and a cancellation, the Mules finally got to begin their season, but they were swept at F&M. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, March 24
SOFTBALL Moravian 6, Muhlenberg 4; Moravian 3, Muhlenberg 0. A pair of individual milestones weren't enough to prevent the Mules' doubleheader loss. Senior ELIZABETH BILLIE went 4-for-4 in the first game with a double and a triple, setting the school records for career extra-base hits (39) and total bases (185). Also in the first game, senior ALI HATOLA singled to become the ninth player in school history with 100 career hits. Click here for line scores.

Thursday, March 25
WOMEN'S TENNIS Kutztown 5, Muhlenberg 4. Muhlenberg dropped an extremely tight match to Division II Kutztown. The Mules won at the top three singles spots but lost at the second three -- two in three sets and one by a 7-6, 7-6 score. Sophomore KERRI WALDOWSKI was a double winner, and freshman KRISTEN DiLORENZO won her first career singles match. Click here for box score.
MEN'S TENNIS Drew 4, Muhlenberg 3. Down 3-0, the Mules rallied to tie their first home contest of the season, but lost the deciding match. Freshman DAVID BANACH was a double winner, and junior MIKE McCORMICK and sophomore ADAM EVANS also won their singles matches in straight sets. Click here for box score.
LACROSSE Gettysburg 15, Muhlenberg 7. Senior KATIE KENNY scored five goals, but the rest of the team managed only two as Muhlenberg dropped its Centennial Conference opener. The Mules trailed by only 5-3 early in the second half before the Bullets pulled away. Click here for box score.

Friday, March 26
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 7, FDU-Madison 4. Muhlenberg scored four runs in the top of the ninth for a dramatic come-from-behind victory. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER started the rally by drawing a one-out walk. After an infield error and another walk loaded the bases, Carter scored the tying run on a wild pitch. On the next pitch, sophomore DAVID WOLF hit a two-run single to put the Mules ahead. Sophomore TIM HABERBUSCH went the distance to earn his second win of the season, allowing eight hits and striking out seven. Click here for line score.
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 5, Cortland State 2; Muhlenberg 2, Kean 1. Strong pitching performances from junior HEATHER DREBY and freshman ANGIE TYSON, who combined to allow only seven hits, led Muhlenberg to a perfect first day at the 20-team Montclair State-Kean Classic. Freshman LIZ KOSTELNICK hit her first career home run, a two-run blast, and junior MELISSA NARDI drove in a pair of runs against Cortland as the Mules picked up their second win against a team ranked in the top five in the NFCA preseason Division III poll. In the Kean game, senior ELIZABETH BILLIE hit two triples and junior right fielder CRISTINA GENNA threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the sixth. Click here for line scores.

Saturday, March 27
BASEBALL Gettysburg 5, Muhlenberg 0; Gettysburg 3, Muhlenberg 2. The Mules squandered good pitching performances from freshman GREG FREIN and sophomore SETH WEINSTEIN, each of whom tossed a five-hitter, and dropped their Centennial Conference-opening doubleheader. Muhlenberg had only one hit in the opener. Freshman MIKE MORRIS and sophomore JAMES BARSKI each had two hits in the nightcap, but the Mules couldn't recover from an early 3-0 deficit and had the potential tying run thrown out at the plate in the fifth. Click here for line scores.
SOFTBALL Bridgewater State 5, Muhlenberg 2; Montclair State 2, Muhlenberg 1. Muhlenberg lost two games decided by international tiebreaker rules on the second day of the Montclair State-Kean Classic. The Mules tied the first game in the bottom of the sixth when junior CHRISTINE BIECHY tripled with two out and scored on an error. Bridgewater scored three in the seventh to win, however. Freshman LIZ KOSTELNICK doubled in Muhlenberg's lone run against Montclair. She, Beichy and freshman LORI BLANCHFIELD all had two hits. Click here for line scores.
LACROSSE Washington 15, Muhlenberg 7. Muhlenberg trailed 8-5 early in the second half, then went scoreless for more than 17 minutes and went on to lose its third in a row. Senior KATIE KENNY scored four goals. Click here for box score.
MEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 4, Western Maryland 3. Senior JARED SHAFER, playing for the first time this season after suffering a wrist injury, won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles to highlight Muhlenberg's first win of the season. Senior JON MANDELBAUM and sophomore ADAM EVANS both won their singles matches and teamed up for a doubles win. Click here for box score.
WOMEN'S TENNIS Western Maryland 7, Muhlenberg 2. Muhlenberg won only at sixth singles (sophomore RANDI SCHNUR) and third doubles (junior MARNY BAXT and freshman JESSICA TANIS) in losing its third straight. Click here for box score.
TRACK at Allentown Invitational. Muhlenberg had four event winners, two men and two women, in a non-scoring meet. Sophomore KATRINA BECK won the high jump, as usual, at 5-1, and senior STEPHANIE KALINER placed first in the triple jump with her leap of 34-2.5. Kaliner also took second in the long jump at 16 feet even, just two inches off the school record. On the men's side, freshman JIM HAYES won the javelin (167-3), and junior MATT HAZLETON was the Mules' only track winner, capturing the 400-meter run in 51.6 seconds. Click here for Muhlenberg highlights.


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Last updated March 27, 1999