What separates the Western Maryland College softball team from the Centennial Conference crown?
An Ursinus team that showed it can hit homers in bunches.
Just ask Eastern College, which watched as the Bears hit a grand slam, a three-run home run, a two-run home run and a bases-empty homer in a 10-run second inning on Wednesday.
Nicole Kiwak started the feat with the grand slam. Chris Sofka later followed with the three-run shot. Loreen Bloodgood hit the two-run homer, and Katie Polgar closed out the barrage.
The 16-5 win was the 11th straight at home this season for Ursinus, which hasn't lost there since April 21 of last year.
bTC The Green Terror will try to snap that streak tomorrow. Both teams come into the doubleheader with 11-1 conference records.
The two teams will share the CC crown if they split the doubleheader.
Last season, the Green Terror swept Ursinus in the conference finale to finish tied with Gettysburg atop the CC with a 12-2 mark.
The Green Terror (15-5, 9-2 in the CC) are looking to stay close with front-runner Franklin & Marshall (23-3, 11-0) with the hopes of still being in contention for the CC title when the two teams play two at Westminster on April 29.
Plenty of work remains for the Green Terror before it can start thinking about the possible showdown, starting with a game at Ursinus (17-10, 7-4) today and two at home against Washington College (9-9, 6-5) tomorrow.
The Ursinus players should come into today's game still shaking their heads about what took place Tuesday at Western Maryland.
The Green Terror scored three times with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 win.
Eric Landseadel tied the score with a two-run single and Brian Cullen poked a single through the right side to score Jerry Resh with the game-winner.
The Green Terror will try to knock off defending champ Gettysburg at the second annual Centennial Conference golf championship at Eagles Landing Golf Club in Berlin this weekend.
The championship will consist of 54 holes with 36 scheduled for tomorrow and 18 more on Sunday.
Representing the Green Terror are senior Brian Gallizzo (85.3 stroke average per round), sophomore Greg Hebding (82.8), and freshmen Mike Diehl (81.6), Matt Harding (82.4) and Tony Worm (84.8).
Gettysburg claimed the title last year with a 45-hole score of 811,
18 strokes better than Western Maryland's 829.
Track and field
The Green Terror will play host to 11 teams at the Mason-Dixon Invitational beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Bair Stadium.
The Green Terror women will be led by Julie Cox (100 hurdles), with Kent Lightbourn (400 hurdles) and Carl Von Tobel (javelin) anchoring the men. All three have qualified for the NCAA Division III championships at Northfield, Minn., May 25-27.