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2000 Spring Sports Update

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For the Week of April 17 to April 23
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
The Muhlenberg softball team will sponsor its annual “Fan Appreciation Night” on Monday, April 24, weather permitting. Prizes to be raffled off during the 6:30 doubleheader against Swarthmore include:
• Philadelphia Phillies tickets
• Reading Phillies tickets
• Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons tickets
• $35 gift certificate to Carrabba’s
• Beanie Baby (“Glory”)
• Nike jacket
• Easton cap
• Billabong bag
• Russell Athletic bag
• Muhlenberg t-shirts and athletic gear

Also, fans will have the opportunity to win prizes by playing “Softball Bingo” throughout the night.

The Muhlenberg softball and men’s tennis teams are both in contention for the Centennial Conference championship.

Muhlenberg is one of four schools jockeying for first place in the softball race. The Mules have split with Gettysburg (the defending champion) and Western Maryland and are scheduled to face Ursinus on April 29. The CC champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Standings through games of April 22:
              CC    All
Gettysburg    9-1   18-1
Western Md.  10-2   19-4
MUHLENBERG    8-2   12-14
Ursinus       8-2   29-8
F & M         6-8   15-17
Dickinson     5-9   14-14
Washington    4-8    8-18
Swarthmore    0-8    2-17
Haverford     0-10   5-23

Men’s tennis will play for at least a share of the CC championship when it hosts six-time defending champion Washington on April 26. The Shoremen have never lost a CC match. Standings through matches of April 20:
              CC    All
Washington    6-0    9-5
MUHLENBERG    6-1   10-3
Johns Hopkins 4-1    5-3
F & M         5-3    8-6
Haverford     5-3    8-6
Gettysburg    3-4    7-5
Dickinson     2-6    6-8
Western Md.   1-7    1-10
Ursinus       0-7    0-8

Junior David Wolf was named Centennial Conference baseball player of the week after hitting .714 (10-for-14) as Muhlenberg won three David Wolf of four games. The first baseman had three doubles, a triple and eight runs scored. He also drew five walks for an on-base percentage of .789. Wolf reached base all six times, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, in an 18-15 defeat of Dickinson.

Monday, April 17
SOFTBALL vs. Messiah, rained out
WOMEN’S GOLF competed at Gettysburg Invitational. Sophomore Courtney Sessa won medalist honors for the second time this school year, shooting a 51 over nine holes in a rain-shortened tournament. Junior Jessica McCourt, one of the other two Mule golfers, shot a 57. Dickinson won the four-team event with a score of 239, three strokes better than Gettysburg.
MEN’S GOLF tied for 14th at Cross Creek District II Golf Classic. Muhlenberg had a disappointing showing at Hershey after finishing third in this tournament last season. Click here for box score.
MEN’S TENNIS Muhlenberg 5, Gettysburg 2. Muhlenberg bounced back from its first Centennial Conference loss by defeating Gettysburg to remain in second place. Freshman Matt Fleissig and junior Mike McCormick were double winners. Click here for box score.

Tuesday, April 18
BASEBALL at Ursinus, rained out
LACROSSE at Swarthmore, rained out

Wednesday, April 19
BASEBALL at Moravian, moved to April 26
WOMEN’S GOLF finished third at Dickinson Invitational. Sophomore Courtney Sessa shot a 106 to lead five Muhlenberg golfers at the Dickinson Invitational. Mount St. Mary's won the tournament with a 440, Gettysburg was second at 467, and the Mules had a team score of 481. Dickinson was fourth, and golfers from Western Maryland and Franklin & Marshall also competed. Sophomore Kathryn Baker carded a 119.
LACROSSE Swarthmore 16, Muhlenberg 5. Junior Miruna Lovin recorded her eighth hat trick of the season, but the Mules couldn't get much more against the top goalkeeper in the Centennial Conference. The three goals gave Lovin a school-record streak of 21 games with a goal. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S TENNIS Muhlenberg 8, Ursinus 1. Senior Kristin Cahayla, playing in her final career home match, won at both singles and doubles as Muhlenberg posted its most decisive Centennial Conference win since 1994. Sophomore Kristen DiLorenzo, who began the season at No. 2, won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the first time. Junior Kerri Waldowski and freshman Samantha Evans also were double winners. Click here for box score.

Thursday, April 20
SOFTBALL Western Maryland 6, Muhlenberg 3; Muhlenberg 5, Western Maryland 4. Muhlenberg stayed in the thick of the Centennial Conference race with the split, snapping Western Maryland's 11-game winning streak in the nightcap. The Mules trailed 2-1 heading into the fourth inning of Game 2, but sophomore Liz Kostelnick led off with a triple, igniting a four-run rally. Freshman Meghan Woods' second RBI single of the game put Muhlenberg ahead to stay. Sophomore Angie Tyson allowed 10 hits, but got key inning-ending strikeouts with runners in scoring position in the fifth and sixth to earn her fourth straight win. Woods had two doubles in the first game. Click here for box scores.
BASEBALL Ursinus 18, Muhlenberg 9. Junior David Wolf continued his hot hitting by belting two home runs, but first-place Ursinus had plenty of its own offense. Wolf became only the second Muhlenberg player to hit two homers in a Centennial Conference game. Freshman Justin Rubenstein went 3-for-5, and senior Chris Moraitis stroked a pair of RBI doubles. Click here for box score.
LACROSSE Drew 12, Muhlenberg 9. Down 11-3 with 10 minutes remaining, the Mules scored the next six goals to get within two of the 13th-ranked team in the country. Drew scored the final goal, however, to escape with the win. Freshman Lynsey Caldwell and junior Kerry Lambert scored three goals apiece. Caldwell also had an assist to set a school record for points in a season by a freshman (41). Click here for box score.
MEN’S TENNIS Muhlenberg 7, Ursinus 0. The Mules lost only 11 games in nine matches and cruised to their second straight win, guaranteeing them a chance to play for the Centennial Conference championship. Muhlenberg reached double digits in victories for the first time since 1941, and freshmen Brad Scheller and Cameron Parke became the first Mules since 1990 to win 10 singles matches in spring dual-meet competition. Click here for box score.

Friday, April 21
BASEBALL vs. Ursinus, rained out
MEN’S GOLF in third place after first round of Centennial Conference Championships. The defending champion Mules trailed Gettysburg by six strokes and Ursinus by three. Junior Matt Berman was fourth on the leader board with a 79.

Saturday, April 22
MEN’S GOLF finished fifth at Centennial Conference Championships. Muhlenberg failed to defend its 1999 CC title, finishing eight strokes behind first-place Western Maryland in a close tournament. The top four teams were separated by eight strokes. Senior Matt Skilton was the Mules' leader, his 159 over 36 holes good for eighth place. Click here for box score.
TRACK & FIELD competed at Lafayette Invitational. Muhlenberg sent a small squad to this non-scoring meet that featured 17 teams, most from Divisions I and II. Junior Katrina Beck tied for second in the high jump and 5-2½. The men's top finisher was senior Ryan Smith, who came in sixth in the javelin (167-2). The 4x100-meter relay team of seniors Matthew Capogrosso, Matt Hazelton and Kurt Kunsch and freshman Jason App set a school record of 44.31 seconds. The old record of 44.37 was set last year by a team that included three of the same members. Click here for Muhlenberg highlights.

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Last updated April 23, 2000