Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tuesday's Top Games

It's a sunny, but windy, Tuesday here in Centennial land. That means that the postponements will be few ... and the games will go on. And we have a few good ones for you today. Just stay warm if you go.

Gettysburg at Franklin & Marshall (Baseball)
The Bullets (6-2 CC, 13-12) and the Diplomats (6-2, 13-9-1) renew acquaintances on the diamond for the 155th time since 1892 with Gettysburg looking to extend its 100-53-1 series advantage. F&M swept the season set last year and has won five of the last seven games. Diplomat 2B Matt Will, the reigning Centennial Player of the Week, leads the Conference with a .462 batting average. Bullet OF Cam Riera is seventh in the CC with a .419 average.

Ursinus at Swarthmore (Women's Lacrosse)
As the race for the five-team playoffs heats up, each game becomes more and more important. For the Bears (2-3, 3-8) and the Garnet (1-3, 7-3), that is certainly true today at Clothier Field, as four losses is the usual maximum for playoff qualification in the CC. Ursinus has won two straight since a loss to top-ranked Salisbury and is led by Elizabeth Cannon with 18-19-37. Swarthmore leads the CC in shots per game (35.2) but is ninth in shooting percentage (.381). Amy Vachal tops the Garnet scoring chart with 37-5-42.

Washington at Swarthmore (Men's Tennis)
Two traditional men's tennis powers meet along Crum Creek needing a victory to keep their hopes of hosting the Centennial tournament alive. The Shoremen (2-1, 7-4) are led by #1 singles player Adam Cranford who is 7-4 overall and 3-0 in the CC. The Garnet (3-1, 5-6) look to Zac Kelm who is 10-5 overall and 7-3 at #3 singles.

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