Three Seniors, Junior to Captain Baseball Team

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nick Kennedy, Tyler Latrenta, Matthew Lawsky, Brett Rosen Four players – seniors Nick Kennedy, Tyler Latrenta and Brett Rosen and junior Matthew Lawsky – will serve as captains of the 2014 Muhlenberg baseball team.

Kennedy (left) shifted across the infield to start at first base after spending last year at third. He hit .329 and drove in 29 runs, belting 13 doubles and reaching the 100-hit mark in just his second full season. A career .340 hitter, Kennedy scored 25 runs and stole two bags.

Latrenta (second from left) started 12 games in the outfield for the Mules, finishing with a .333 average in 57 at-bats. He notched a pair of doubles and scored 12 runs.

Rosen (right) turned in a stellar campaign as the team’s starting catcher. At the plate, he hit .330 with two homers and tied for second with 29 RBI in the best offensive season of his career. He added nine doubles and a triple. Rosen was flawless behind the plate, setting a school record by fielding 178 chances without committing an error.

Lawsky (second from right) made nine starts near the top of the Mules’ rotation. The right-hander finished 3-2 with a team-best 3.18 ERA, posting 38 strikeouts to just 13 walks in 56.2 innings.

The Mules finished an even 20-20 overall and 7-11 in the Centennial Conference last season, a four-game improvement that saw the program jump to seventh place in the CC following a last-place mark in 2012. Muhlenberg is scheduled to open the 2014 season with a doubleheader at Shenandoah on February 22.