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1999 Spring Sports Update

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For the Week of April 12 to April 18
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
Angie Tyson Freshman pitcher Angie Tyson of the Muhlenberg softball team was named Centennial Conference player of the week through games of April 10 after winning each of her first three CC starts. In 19 innings of work, she struck out 12 and allowed only one earned run for a 0.37 ERA. Tyson pitched a one-hit shutout against Franklin & Marshall and helped her own cause with two singles and an RBI.

The Muhlenberg softball team is involved in quite a battle for the top of the Centennial Conference. The Mules retained their lead by splitting with defending champion Western Maryland on April 17, while Ursinus and Gettysburg were rained out. Meanwhile, Dickinson swept Washington to sneak into the picture. The top four teams are now separated by one game in the standings. The Mules have two CC doubleheaders left, one against Washington and the other against Ursinus, both at home. The 1999 CC champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Standings through games of April 18:

              CC    All
MUHLENBERG   9-3   17-14
Ursinus      6-2   17-13
Western Md.  7-3   13-9
Dickinson    7-3   19-7
Gettysburg   4-2   13-10
F & M        7-7   10-8
Washington   4-6   12-8
Swarthmore   0-8    0-16
Haverford    0-10   4-25

Muhlenberg senior lacrosse player Katie Kenny moved up to fourth in Division III in goals scored through games of April 11. Kenny's average of 4.25 goals per game, on 34 goals in eight games, was not too far behind the 4.50 average posted by national leader Erin Byrnes of Eastern Connecticut State.

Monday, April 12
BASEBALL Ursinus 8, Muhlenberg 2. The Mules jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two turns at bat, but it was all Ursinus after that. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER singled, stole a base and came around on two groundouts in the first, and in the second freshman MIKE MORRIS plated a run with a two-out single. Click here for line score.
MEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 4, Gettysburg 3. Sophomore ADAM EVANS came back after losing the first set to post a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 3 singles in the deciding match of Muhlenberg's first win against Gettysburg since 1990. Sophomore ROBBY RICHMAN had an outstanding day, losing only one game while winning 20 in singles and doubles play. His doubles partner, senior JON MANDELBAUM, won a tough 7-5, 7-5 decision at first singles, recovering from a 5-2 deficit in the second set by winning five games in a row. The No. 3 doubles team of senior JARED SHAFER and sophomore MIKE McCORMICK won for the second straight time. Click here for box score.

Tuesday, April 13
BASEBALL Dickinson 15, Muhlenberg 12. Dickinson outslugged Muhlenberg in a game reminiscent of the "old" aluminum bat days. The Mules scored six in the first to take a 6-2 lead, then scored four in the eighth to get within three runs after trailing by as many as eight. They could not get the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, however. Sophomore PAUL LUONGO was 3-for-3 with three RBI, and freshman JON ELIAS and junior CHUCK DRAPER each had a pair of hits. Click here for line score.
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 13, Swarthmore 3; Muhlenberg 22, Swarthmore 0. Freshman ANGIE TYSON pitched her second straight shutout, a two-hitter with seven strikeouts, and got plenty of offensive support as Muhlenberg swept a Centennial Conference doubleheader at winless Swarthmore. The Mules scored 10 runs in the first inning, half of them on five consecutive bases-loaded walks. Junior CHRISTINE BIECHY was 3-for-4 and drove in three runs, senior JACKIE VANDERSTREET drove in four and senior ALI HATOLA stole three bases in the Mules' second-largest shutout win ever. In the opener, Hatola drew four walks, drove in three runs and became the second player in school history to score 100 career runs. Freshman LIZ KOSTELNICK drove in three runs and Biechy cracked two doubles. Click here for line scores.
LACROSSE Swarthmore 15, Muhlenberg 11. The Mules' first home night lacrosse game did not have a successful ending as Swarthmore pulled away from a 9-9 second-half tie. Senior KATIE KENNY scored three goals for her 11th straight hat trick, and sophomore MIRUNA LOVIN also netted three goals. Click here for box score.
WOMEN'S TENNIS Swarthmore 7, Muhlenberg 2. Muhlenberg got singles wins from sophomore MARISSA LUTZER and freshman JESSICA TANIS but had its three-match Centennial Conference winning streak broken. Click here for box score.

Thursday, April 15
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 9, Haverford 2; Muhlenberg 8, Haverford 1. Junior CRISTINA GENNA tied a school record with two triples in the second game as Muhlenberg completed the doubleheader sweep to move into sole possession of first place in the Centennial Conference. Genna's triples came in back-to-back innings and were part of a 13-hit attack. Senior ALI HATOLA had three run-scoring singles and freshman ANGIE TYSON, who pitched a five-hitter for her fifth straight win, stroked two RBI singles. In the opener, freshman LIZ KOSTELNICK and senior ELIZABETH BILLIE each had three hits to support the four-hit, eight-strikeout pitching of junior HEATHER DREBY. Hatola broke the game open with a two-run double in the fifth. Click here for line scores.
GOLF finished third at Susquehanna Invitational. Freshman RICHARD JACOBS shot a career-best 77, as did senior BRYAN MULLINS, to tie for seventh place in the individual standings. The Mules trailed Susquehanna and King's in the 15-team field. Click here for complete results.
LACROSSE Susquehanna 14, Muhlenberg 9. The Mules trailed 9-7 with 13 minutes to play, but were kept scoreless until the final 65 seconds and suffered their third straight loss. Junior SHANNON LOWTHER scored all three of her goals in the first half, and senior KATIE KENNY also had three goals to post her 12th consecutive hat trick. Click here for box score.
MEN'S TENNIS Muhlenberg 9, Moravian 0. Seniors JON MANDELBAUM and JARED SHAFER and sophomores ROBBY RICHMAN and ADAM EVANS all were double winners (and all won a singles set 6-0) as Muhlenberg whitewashed local rival Moravian for the second straight year. Shafer became the 15th player in team history to record 40 career wins (combined singles and doubles). Click here for box score.

Friday, April 16
BASEBALL Dickinson 4, Muhlenberg 0. The Mules squandered an excellent pitching effort from sophomore TIM HABERBUSCH, who struck out a career-high nine and allowed only two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings. Freshman BEN LEISAWITZ had two of Muhlenberg's six hits. Click here for line score.

Saturday, April 17
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 1, Washington 0; Muhlenberg 7, Muhlenberg 2. The pitching of senior MARC LEZINSKI and sophomore SETH WEINSTEIN carried Muhlenberg to its first doubleheader sweep in five years. In the opener, Lezinski tossed a four-hitter for the Mules' first complete-game shutout since 1993, and the first by a lefty since 1983. Freshman JOSHUA CARTER's sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh scored junior RICHARD BRUCKNER with the only run as Muhlenberg won its first 1-0 game in eight seasons. Weinstein struck out six in his four-hit effort. Junior CHRIS MORAITIS went 3-for-4, including a two-run double in the fourth that put the Mules ahead to stay. Click here for line scores.
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 6, Western Maryland 3; Western Maryland 8, Muhlenberg 7. Muhlenberg retained its hold on first place in the Centennial Conference by splitting a doubleheader with defending champion Western Maryland. Senior ELIZABETH BILLIE swatted a three-run homer to cap a four-run rally in the fourth inning of the first game. Junior HEATHER DREBY had a three-hit shutout until the seventh, when the Green Terror, who were hitting .411 as a team, scored three runs. The bases were loaded when the final out was recorded. In the nightcap, Western Maryland hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth for the winning blow. The Mules had taken a 7-6 lead in the top of the frame on back-to-back doubles by freshman LIZ KOSTELNICK and Billie. For Billie, it was her school-record 15th extra-base hit of the season. She also set the school record for total bases in a season (68). Click here for line scores.
LACROSSE Haverford 17, Muhlenberg 16. Haverford came back from a seven-goal deficit in the final 12 minutes and scored the winning goal with 23 seconds left to pin a devastating loss on the Mules. The final result spoiled a milestone day for senior KATIE KENNY, who scored three goals to become the program's all-time leader with 176 career points, one more than Megan DiPanni (1993-96). Sophomore MIRUNA LOVIN scored a career-high eight points on five goals and three assists, and sophomore KERRY LAMBERT scored three goals for her first career hat trick. Sophomore ANDREA GLECKLER, making her first start of the season, tied a career high with 16 saves. Click here for box score.
MEN'S TENNIS vs. Johns Hopkins, cancelled
WOMEN'S TENNIS Johns Hopkins 5, Muhlenberg 4. Johns Hopkins edged Muhlenberg in a tight match in which four of the six singles matches went to three sets. Sophomore STEPHANIE POWERS was a double winner for the fifth time in the last six matches. Sophomore MARISSA LUTZER won in straight sets at No. 4 singles, and freshman JESSICA TANIS improved to 7-2 with a win at No. 6 singles. Click here for box score.
TRACK men finished 11th and women 10th at Gettysburg's Mason-Dixon Invitational. Senior STEPHANIE KALINER's triple jump of 33-1 was good for a second-place finish, Muhlenberg's best in this meet. For the men, junior MATT HAZELTON placed in both the 200 and 400 and freshman WILL ELSON in both the 800 and 1500. Click here for Muhlenberg highlights.

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Last updated April 17, 1999