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Faur belts 2 homers for Mustangs

Jack Faur belted two home runs for the Mount Mercy Mustangs on Monday  in a 10-9 loss to Cornell College at the Plaster Athletic Complex.

Faur drove in four runs and scored three times. Austin Hilpipre was  3-for-5 for Mount Mercy with two RBIs.

The Mustangs fell to 20-19 for the campaign. Cornell raised its record  to 13-11.

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Bruyeres sizzles for Mount Mercy golfers

FORT DODGE - William Bruyeres of Mount Mercy turned the Fort Dodge  Country Club into his personal playground Sunday.

Bruyeres fired a 5-under-par 66 in the first round of the Iowa Central  Spring Invitational and has a three-shot lead heading into the final  18 holes on Monday.

Mount Mercy owns an eight-shot lead over Iowa Lakes Community College  in the team standings after the first round.

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Willenborg shines for Mustang baseball

Blake Willenborg turned in a sparkling performance for the Mount Mercy  baseball team on Sunday.

Willenborg fired a four-hit shutout as the Mustangs blanked Lincoln  College, 9-0, in a non-conference game at the Plaster Athletic Complex  to sweep the three-game series.

Willenborg (5-1) struck out batters and walked only one in the  seven-inning contest.

Evan Jackson went 3-for-4 for Mount Mercy in the leadoff spot. He  scored twice and had three stolen bases. Owen Oreskovch collected  three RBIs. Kobi Candaroma was 2-for-4 and scored two runs. Corbin Day  was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Parker Johnson scored twice.

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Graceland sweeps Mount Mercy softball

The Mount Mercy softball team had a tough day at Busse Field Sunday.

Graceland swept the Mustangs in a Heart of America Conference  doubleheader, 7-3 and 2-1 in 10 innings.

The losses dropped Mount Mercy to 20-13 overall and 13-8 in the  conference. Graceland raised its records to 16-14 overall and 9-10 in  the league.

Jess Heick was 2-for-4 for Mount Mercy in the 7-3 loss in the opener  and scored twice. Jolona Shield drove in two runs. Morgan Braughton  had two hits. Tawny Menster (8-1) suffered her first loss of the season.

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Vander Poel, Nickelson star for Mustangs

Kathryn Vander Poel and Luke Nickelson were double-champions for Mount Mercy at the Mustang Open track meet Saturday at the Plaster Athletic Complex.

Vander Poel captured the 800 and 1500 meter runs for Mount Mercy. Nickelson claimed the high jump and long jump for the Mustangs.

Vanessa Cortes won the 5000 meter run, McKenna Johnson took the 3000 meter steeplechase and Jon Anderson won the 5000 meter walk.

The Mount Mercy women's track team finished a tight second in the team standings behind Gustavus Adolphus, 114 to 107. The Mount Mercy men placed fourth. Fourteen teams competed in both divisions.

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