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Allentown, Pa.
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Senior Joshua Carter of the Muhlenberg baseball team has been named co-player of the year by the Centennial Conference.

Carter, who shared the honor with Franklin & Marshall first baseman Andy Myers, is the first player in Muhlenberg team history to be named conference player of the year. Joshua CarterThe 2000 CC co-offensive player of the year in football, he is just the second athlete in CC history to earn player-of-the-year honors in two sports. Richie Barrett of Ursinus got the nod in both basketball and baseball in 2001.

Carter also was voted to the All-CC first team as both a pitcher and an outfielder, becoming the first baseball player in league history to make the first team at two spots. He earned the double honors in football each of the last two seasons, making the first team at both wide receiver and kick returner.

A four-year All-CC selection in baseball (honorable mention in 1999, second team in 2000 and first team in 2001 and 2002), Carter hit .358 with 22 RBI for the Mules in 2002, leading the team in batting average, hits (53), doubles (nine) and stolen bases (21). He also was 8-3 with a 3.43 ERA, tying the school record for wins in a season and setting a school record with a CC-leading 76 strikeouts.

Carter finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in hits (188), runs scored (137), doubles (37) and stolen bases (86) and was fifth in RBI (83), fourth in pitching wins (15) and fifth in strikeouts (150).

Joining Carter on the All-CC baseball team were second-team selections Mike Morris and Justin Graf.

Morris, a senior in his first full season as a starting shortstop, hit .305 with two home runs and 19 RBI. His 10th-inning homer gave Muhlenberg a 5-4 win over CC regular-season co-champion Franklin & Marshall in a league tournament semifinal game on Saturday.

Graf, a sophomore outfielder, hit .303 and led the Mules in runs scored (a school-record 42), doubles (nine), triples (four), home runs (six), extra-base hits (19), total bases (81) and slugging percentage (.533), all from his leadoff position in the batting order. He also stole 10 bases and was second on the team with 30 RBI.

Muhlenberg set a school record for wins in 2002, finishing with a 23-17 record and reaching the championship series of the CC Tournament.

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