Long Balls Do Not End Long Drought for Baseball

Friday, April 20, 2012

John Muha Despite getting home runs from Brian Beck and Nick Busillo, the Muhlenberg baseball team lost at Dickinson, 6-4.

The senior left-handed hitters in the middle of the lineup helped stake the Mules to a 4-1 lead midway through the game. Beck hit a two-run homer, his third of the season, in the third, and Busillo belted his sixth round-tripper in the fifth. The solo shot gave Busillo 40 RBI on the season, making him only the fifth player in team history to drive in 40.

Dickinson (21-11, 8-6) tied the game with three in the bottom of the fifth, then scored go-ahead and insurance runs in the seventh and eighth to send Muhlenberg (18-18, 2-12) to its 10th straight loss.

Junior John Muha (left) went 3-for-5 to increase his season hit total to 52, one more than sophomore Nick Kennedy. They are only the fifth pair of Mule teammates to each record 50 hits in a season.

Freshman Chris Manfredonia singled in the third, extending his school-record hitting streak to 20 games.
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