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May 4—Muhlenberg baseball coach Brian Kopetsky picked up win No. 300 in the Muhls' 7-0 victory over Conrad Weiser Monday at Laureldale.
Kopetsky, a 1983 Muhlenberg graduate, is 300-187 in 22 seasons as head coach with one Berks League championship (2018), one District 3 Class 2A title (2008), 13 Berks playoff appearances, 14 District 3 appearances and four PIAA berths.
"It's been 22 years of great kids and great coaches who made it all possible," he said. "This is something you reflect on after the season. We always try to focus on the next thing, whether it's the next pitch, the next inning or the next game.
"It's been nice to hear from an awful lot of people. I just feel fortunate that I'm in the place where I'm at and have been able to stay here for as long as I have."
Sean Levan and Drew Fidler combined to throw a five-hit shutout against Conrad Weiser (4-5, 6-10). Luis Beato went 2-for-3 with a home run, triple and five RBIs, and Kyle Miller was 3-for-4 with a home run and double and scored twice.
Muhlenberg (6-3, 9-4) needs one win or a Conrad Weiser loss to clinch the Berks II championship.
Kopetsky joined Kutztown's Tim Mertz and Wyomissing's Dave Voigt, who won 302 games at Tulpehocken, as the active Berks coaches with at least 300 wins. He also joins his high school coach, the late Leroy Seip, who had 391 wins in 32 years at Hamburg (six years) and Muhlenberg (26 years).
"He is the bar," Kopetsky said. "He is the measuring stick. He obviously had a big impact on me at a very impressionable age."