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April 23, 2004
Vol. 45 No. 21

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Softball drops to Dickinson

Susquehanna fell to Dickinson 2-1 in one of the team's scheduled non-conference softball doubleheaders on Thursday.

Game two was washed out due to rain in the bottom of the first inning and will not be played.

Junio pitcher Heather Litzebauer allowed five hits and one earned run in her ninth complete game of the season for the Crusaders, fall to 5-5.

After a run was scored by the Red Devil's Alex Speace in the bottom of the first, Susquehanna tied the game in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by senior second baseman Becky Mann that pushed in a run by freshman outfielder Kelsey Conway.

Moments after Mann's hit, the game was delayed for 20 minutes by rain.

Conway, Mann and senior outfielder Kelli Thompson each finished 2-for-3 as the Crusaders finished with seven hits on the afternoon. For the game, Susquehanna left 10 runners on base including the bases loaded in both the first and fifth innings.

James replaces Briggs as coach

Susquehanna University director of athletics Pam Samuelson announced on Thursday that Bob James has been named defensive coordinator and assistant baseball coach.

James replaces Tim Briggs, who stepped down in January to pursue other interests.

James served as defensive coordinator for the last two seasons at Division II University of New Haven discontinued their program following the 2003 season.

James has previously served as defensive coordinator at Division I-AA Drake University (2001) and Wilkes University (1999-2000).

In addition to his football duties, James will serve as an assistant to first-year head coach and fellow Bloomsburg graduate Matt Karchner with the Susquehanna baseball team.

Susquehanna Super Crusaders

Will Holt, a senior member of the men's golf team, shot 73 in two consecutive days at the Glenmaura Invitational.

With a combined score of 146, Holt finished third overall in a field of 60 golfers. Holt also helped Susquehanna win the team title. Holt accomplished this after entering the traveling 'A' team lineup last weekend for the first time all year.

Ten days before his solid showing at the Glenmaura National Invitational, Holt finished third at the Susquehanna Invitational.

Kristen Rieneke, a junior midfielder for the women's lacrosse team, is tied for 10th in caused turnovers per game in NCAA Division III.

Reineke leads the team in draw controls, ground balls and caused turnovers.

In addition, Reineke is second on the team in points and third in goals. Reineke is currently second in the Middle Atlantic Conference in caused turnovers per game.

In Susquehanna's victory against FDU on Saturday, Reineke led the team and scored a career-high four goals.

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