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2000-01 Winter/Spring Sports Update

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For the Week of February 26 to March 4
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
FOUR TO WRESTLING NATIONALS
NCAA WrestlingFor the first time in school history, Muhlenberg will have four representatives at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships, which are to be held March 2-3 in Waterloo, Iowa. The four qualified by winning their respective weight classes at the Centennial Conference Championships. The quartet includes two wrestlers making their first NCAA appearance (sophomore Nate Yeasted at 133 and senior Jason McLean at 141), a two-time qualifier (junior Bill Holsinger at 149) and a three-time NCAA participant (junior Tyler Cathey at heavyweight). Wrestlers need to finish in the top eight to earn All-America status. Cathey, currently ranked eighth in Division III, missed by one bout last year. For complete tournament information, click here.


Friday, March 2
WRESTLING at Wartburg for NCAA Championships. Senior Jason McLean became Muhlenberg’s first All-American by advancing to the consolation semifinals on the first day of competition. McLean lost to the top-seeded wrestler in his opening bout at 141 but then won his first two consolation matches, including a 2-1 rideout win against the third seed. The Mules’ three other qualifiers were eliminated in two bouts.

Saturday, March 3
INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD men finished 28th and women 34th at ECAC Championships. Muhlenberg closed out its indoor season by setting four school records at the ECAC Championships. Junior Will Elson scored the Mules’ highest place, finishing fourth in the 800 while breaking his own school record with a time of 1:55.73. Elson also ran on the record-setting 4x800 team. Also breaking their own standards were freshman Josh Cohen in the 500 (1:07.98) and sophomore Brendan Gallagher in the 5000 (15:25.55). Senior Katrina Beck placed fifth in the high jump for the women. Click here for Muhlenberg highlights.
WRESTLING at Wartburg for NCAA Championships. Senior Jason McLean dropped two close decisions on the second day of the nationals, but still earned All-America status with his eighth-place finish. He finished the season with a record of 34-11 and became the Mules’ first All-American. Click here for Muhlenberg results.
BASEBALL Muhlenberg 4, Kean 3. A sacrifice fly by senior Michael Cirillo in the bottom of the ninth plated the winning run as the Mules opened their Florida trip with their first win of the season. Senior Marcus Mattielli led off the ninth with a single and advanced to third on a hit batsman and a walk. Senior Tim Haberbusch, sophomore Kevin Komeshok and junior Greg Frein combined to limit Kean to two hits, with Frein earning the win following two scoreless innings in relief. Cirillo went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Click here for line score.

Sunday, March 4
SOFTBALL Muhlenberg 6, Concordia (Mich.) 0. Junior Angie Tyson tossed a five-hitter for her seventh career shutout to lead Muhlenberg to a season-opening win. Tyson struck out five and also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Junior Lori Blanchfield led the Mules’ offense with three hits, two runs scored and two RBI. Meghan Woods had a triple and an RBI. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was rained out. Click here for line score.
BASEBALL Lebanon Valley 4, Muhlenberg 1; Muhlenberg 3, West Chester 1. Junior Joshua Carter pitched a two-hit complete game against Division II West Chester to give Muhlenberg a split. Carter struck out seven in his first appearance of the season and worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the top of the ninth. He also began the Mules’ winning rally by drawing a leadoff walk in the bottom of the eighth. Senior Michael Cirillo singled him in and junior Steve Rohn later drove in an insurance run. Rohn and sophomore Justin Graf had a pair of hits apiece. Muhlenberg could manage only three hits in the opener, spoiling excellent pitching efforts by senior Seth Weinstein and junior Ryan White. Click here for line scores.


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Last updated March 4, 2001