Once in while you hear someone say, “records are meant to be broken.” Well it’s true, they are.
Ursinus’ class of 2020 had three athletes who solidified themselves as school greats, some of the best to ever play their sports here. Alex Mumme has broken several baseball records throughout his four years, becoming the most feared hitter to ever pass through the program. Dom Fiorentino became the prototypical centerfield lead-off hitter in his baseball career. Bobby McClure was the best scorer and most complete player to ever play Lacrosse at Ursinus College.
These athletes had the chance to break several records each and help lead their teams to the playoffs after impressive starts. The Ursinus College baseball team was 8-4 with a bright future, while the #6 lacrosse team was 7-0 and gearing up for conference play.
Mumme was an All-American and held several team career and season records. He holds team career records for home runs (30), runs scored (131), doubles (58), and slugging percentage (.737). He holds season records for home runs (14), runs scored (60), doubles (21), RBI (45), and is tied for most hits in a season with 65. If the season continued, Mumme was sure to break the career RBI record, being only 1 shy of previous record of 114. In addition, it was going to be interesting to see him try to break the all-time hits record of 198. He needed 30 more hits to do it.
Fiorentino is a two-time second team All-Centennial Conference outfielder. He shattered the triples record in a season with 10 and was 2 triples shy of being the career leader in the category. For other career stats, he ranked top 5 in home runs (13), RBI (89), doubles (34), and slugging percentage (.535). Aside from owning the season triples record, he was top 5 in hits (55), home runs (8), and runs (42).
Bobby McClure set himself atop the Ursinus College lacrosse Mount Rushmore as the main attraction. He held career records for goals (131) and points (205). With only 15 more shots, he would have become the all-time leader in that category as well. With 19 assists through the first seven games of this season, he needed 38 more assists to be the all-time assists leader. The team had eight games left, plus the playoffs. McClure also holds the single season record for goals (59), and points (81). His 19 assists set him up to possibly beat the single season assists record of 37.
Mumme, Fiorentino, and McClure were poised to lead their teams to the playoffs in their senior seasons. The records left unbroken and the seasons that ceased to be look like the biggest “what ifs” in school history.