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The Muhlenberg men&#s track and field team scored seven points in the 10,000 meters at the Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships, held this weekend at Gettysburg.

Junior Rob Uniszkiewicz placed fifth and senior Brendan Gallagher finished sixth in the only event completed on the first day of competition.

In the decathlon, junior Alex Johansen is in first place after five events with 2,882 points. Sophomore Harry Kegelman is sixth.

For the women, junior Kate Scalzo stands third after four of the seven events in the heptathlon.

Senior Ben Carr belted a three-run home run with one out in the ninth inning to give the Muhlenberg baseball team a dramatic 7-6 win at McDaniel in the first round of the Centennial Conference playoffs.

The Mules (20-12-1) advance to play Ursinus at Johns Hopkins on Saturday morning, with the winner of that game meeting Johns Hopkins in the best-of-three championship series. The Green Terror ends its season with a 18-11-1 record.

Muhlenberg trailed 6-3 heading into the top of the ninth, but junior Adam Sadler was hit by the first pitch of the inning and sophomore Aaron Regensburg worked out a walk. After one out, senior Justin Rubenstein rapped a single – his third hit of the game – through the right side to plate courtesy runner Curtis Richardson.

That brought up Carr, who was 0-for-4 up to that point but drove a 1-0 fastball over the left-field fence to put the Mules on top.

“I was looking for a fastball and I was going to swing at any pitch in that situation,” said Carr. “I was just trying to put the ball in play and keep the inning going.”

It was the second home run in as many games for Carr, who hadn’t hit any in his career before Monday’s regular-season finale against DeSales. “I’ve been a line drive hitter my entire career, and it just so happened that two of those line drives went over the fence,” he commented.

Senior Kevin Komeshok retired all five batters he faced to earn the win in relief of sophomore Gregg Burkhart, who allowed three earned runs and struck out five in 7 1/3 innings.

Muhlenberg took a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI infield single by sophomore C.J. Kessler, then extended its lead to 3-0 when freshman Brian LaRochelle smacked a two-out, two-run single the next inning. McDaniel scored twice in the bottom of the third, and the score remained 3-2 until the seventh, when the Green Terror went ahead on a walk, two errors and a two-run homer.

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