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March 27, 2009
Vol. 50 No. 19

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Crusaders take weekly awards

Susquehanna claimed four Landmark weekly awards on March 23.

Chris Price took the Baseball Player of the Week award, while teammate and pitcher/outfielder John Lunardi was the Pitcher of the Week. Cara Swerdlow earned the Softball Pitcher of the Week award. Finally, Madeline Hals was the women's Track & Field Performer of the Week.

Price put together an amazing week, as he batted 8-for-18 last week with 10 runs scored, one double, one triple, three homeruns, nine runs batted in, five walks and a stolen base. He is now tied for second place in school history in career homeruns, and alone in second place in career doubles and RBI's.

Lunardi improved to 3-0 this season in baseball's 20-5 win at Scranton. He allowed just five hits, two walks and one run in six innings while striking out five batters. He also had an impressive offensive day, homering once in three at bats, walking twice and scoring three times.

Swerdlow notched a 2-1 record last week, while Susquehanna went 3-3, including a 5-4 extra-inning win at nationally ranked No. 21 York. The Crusaders went 1-1 in Landmark play, splitting a doubleheader with Catholic, 0-1, 6-3. She posted a 1.80 earned run average last week and pitched two complete games, including all eight innings of the York win.

Hals finished 17th among a field of athletes from all three NCAA Divisions in the shot put at the Lynchburg Invitational on March 21 with a mark of 10.48 meters. She topped two Division I athletes and five Division II competitors in the event.

Men's golf places second

Junior Mitch Mercer tied for fifth out of 62 players to lead the men's golf team to a second-place tie out of 12 teams in the Gettysburg Spring Invitational at The Links at Gettysburg on March 24.

Mercer shot a 75 on the par 72, 6,643-yard course. He and four other golfers combined for a team score of 317 to tie Messiah and York. McDaniel won the team title with a 302 score.

Freshman Vincent De-Maio shot a 78 to tie for 10th place and freshman Kevin Willett totaled 80 to tie for 18th.
The men are set to play in McDaniel's Spring Invitational this weekend.

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