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Showing posts from May 11, 2008

Lehigh Drops Opener To Stanford 4-0, But High Hopes Today

Stanford rode a fantastic pitching performance from lefty pitcher Missy Penna as she shut down the Mountain Hawks 4-0 yesterday. She scattered four hits, and Stanford proved that they will be an awfully tough team to beat out of the Amherst bracket.

However as rain delayed the resumption of the UMass/Princeton game (tied at 0-0 in the 1st), Lehigh got a bit of a break: they will play the last game of the afternoon (currently scheduled for 2:30) after the UMass/Princeton game and the winner's bracket game. That means that a well-rested Lehigh could be facing a Princeton or UMass team that's already played a full game. This is good news for junior P Lisa Sweeney, who will almost certainly be pitching again this afternoon.

Fingers crossed. Go Lehigh! LehighSports will be again streaming the games for free. If you're in the Lehigh Valley, 91.3 WLVR will also be broadcasting the game, too. If you get CSTV All Access, you can get video of the game here.

Softball Returns To The Scene Of The Crime; Tkatch Charity Golf Event; And A Prospective?

The women's softball team travels up to Amherst, Mass, but this time they won't have the element of surprise.

After beating Lafayette to take the Patriot League softball title, it's NCAA Tourney time as the Lady Hawks will be facing off against #12 Stanford, Princeton, and UMass in the Amherst Regional. They return to UMass, the scene of their last postseason appearance where they disposed of heavily-favored Texas A&M (seeded #13) and surged into the NCAA regional finals.

If Lehigh can get out of this regional again - winning over the CAA champs, the Ivy League champs, and one of the best teams in the Pac 10 - it would be a fantastic story and another coup for Lehigh. Not to mention beating two of the best academic schools in the world in Stanford and Princeton.

Are the seeds there for an upset once again? I won't count these Lady Hawks out, with a team batting average of .318 led by freshman C Carly Potok (.354), junior OF Alishia Gonzales (.346) and senior OF Kat…

Don Most, 'Moola' And Lehigh

As a guy who graduated in 1992, straddling the cusp between the eighties and nineties, I have some strange obsessions about the eighties. Before you start thinking that they're common fare like The Princess Bride and parachute pants, here they are in no particular order:

* The Cars' Elliot Easton's solo album "Change No Change".
* Creepshow ("Wheeere's Myyyy Caaaaake?").
* Eddie Murphy.
* Anything with an Ocean Pacific label on it.
* Howard The Duck (not only did I love this movie growing up, I bought the soundtrack).
* Two words: Dog Police.

Aside from establishing me as some sort of obvious freak, it also might help explain my fascination for another former Lehigh student: director and actor Don Most, who has just directed a new DVD movie called 'Moola'. You probably remember Mr. Most best for his role as Ralph Malph on Happy Days.

Mr. Most recently talked about his latest project, and life at Lehigh in the Allentown Morning Call.

Released on DVD…