Weekend Games to Watch
Swarthmore at Gettysburg (Baseball, Saturday
Two of the top teams in the Conference square off in an important twinbill at Kirchhoff Field. The Garnet (15-4, 1-0 CC) and the Bullets (11-4, 1-0) are two of the surprises in the early portion of the 2012 season. Swarthmore had won five games in a row in the series before Gettysburg captured the nightcap of last year's doubleheader. Two of the Centennial's top hitters will be on display in the Bullets' Pat Cody (.458) and the Garnet's Tim Kwilos (.448).
Swarthmore at Gettysburg (Women's Lacrosse, Saturday,
The surprising Garnet (7-2, 2-1) travels to the Battlefield to take on the top-ranked Bullets (7-0, 3-0) in a contest that will tell a great deal about the visitors. Gettysburg has won 17 straight in the series since a 1994 loss at home to Swarthmore (12-7). The teams are one-two in the Centennial in scoring as the Bullets average 17.83 goals per game (as of March 26) and the Garnet averages 15.86. Keep an eye on Swat's Annalise Penikis (34-27-61) and Gettysburg's Hannah Church (25-6-31).
Washington College at Muhlenberg (Softball, Saturday,
Two of the Centennial's unbeatens square off in a twinbill in Allentown that could go a long way to determining a host for next month's CC tournament. The Shorewomen (12-9, 4-0) are undefeated in four Conference games for the first time since 1995, while the defending champion Mules are fresh off a sweep at Swarthmore. 'Berg's Kelly Kline leads the Conference with a .477 average, while Washington's Christine Anderson is third at .466.
Swarthmore at Gettysburg (Women's Tennis, Friday,
The Battlefield is obviously where it's at this weekend, as another important contest between the Garnet (4-2, 3-0) and the Bullets (6-3, 3-0) takes place across the net. Swarthmore's Lia Carlson (10-2) is ranked fifth in the Atlantic South region and anchors the Garnet at #1 singles. Gettysburg's strength is on the lower half of the ladder, led by Laura Habecker (7-1) at #4 singles.