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The Muhlenberg men’s golf team is in second place after the first of three rounds at the Centennial Conference Championships, held at Eagles Landing Golf Club near Ocean City, Md.

The Mules’ team score of 321 is just six behind defending champion Gettysburg. Franklin & Marshall and Ursinus are tied for third, three strokes in back of Muhlenberg.

Junior Jesse Neider shot a 78 over the first 18 holes to tie for fourth place. Junior Matt Katz is a stroke behind.

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Senior Kevin Komeshok became the all-time saves leader, freshman Brian LaRochelle belted his first career home run, and senior Justin Graf tied two records as the Muhlenberg baseball team held off Dickinson, 13-9, in an important Centennial Conference game.

The win keeps the Mules (19-9-1, 10-5-1) a game ahead of Gettysburg (8-6-1) in the loss column for fourth place in the CC. Muhlenberg is scheduled to close it CC season with a doubleheader at first-place Johns Hopkins tomorrow, while the Bullets have a home twinbill against last-place Washington and a single game at Hopkins.

After letting an early 5-0 lead slip away, the Mules went ahead for good in the fifth when LaRochelle drove a pitch over the fence in right-center for a two-run homer, making the score 7-6. Muhlenberg scored three more times that inning, the last two on a two-out double by senior Justin Rubenstein.

The Red Devils (7-16, 2-11) got to within 10-9 when starting pitcher Geoff Neese hit his second home run of the game, a three-run shot, in the seventh. Komeshok came in with two runners on base later that inning and got his first batter to hit into a 1-6-3 double play to retire the side.

The Mules extended their lead to 11-9 in the eighth on sophomore Matt Long’s third hit of the game, an RBI double, but Dickinson threatened in the bottom of the inning. With a runner on second and Neese’s position in the batting order looming, sophomore third baseman Aaron Regensburg made a diving stop of a ground ball for the second out and snared a low line drive for the third.

Komeshok ended the game with another double play to record his 12th career save, breaking a tie with two other pitchers for the school record.

Graf tied the CC record for stolen bases in a season (36) and the school record for doubles in a season (11). Rubenstein finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI, and junior Adam Sadler also drove in three runs with a pair of singles.

Junior Chris O’Connor fanned a career-high eight batters in earning his sixth win of the season.

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Last updated April 25, 2003