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Bruner belts 2 homers as Mustangs sweep

WICHITA, Kan. - Payton Bruner belted a pair of home runs Friday to  help the Mount Mercy softball team capture two games at the Friends  Tournament in Kansas.

Bruner connected for a solo homer in the first game and scored twice  as the Mustangs topped Bethel, 12-4, in six innings with a 14-hit  attack.

Bruner also socked a home run in the second game and drove in three  runs as the Mustangs bopped Tabor, 11-3, with another 14-hit attack.

The sweep lifted Mount Mercy to 7-3 for the campaign.

Hannah Mausser and Jaicee Lyons both went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the  12-4 triumph over Bethel. Jess Heick and Emily Oler had two hits. Oler  drove in four runs and Heick had two RBIs. Heick, Mausser and Morgan  Braughton scored twice. Madelyn Irwin pitched a complete game for the  victory.

Jade Sharp went 3-for-5 and scored twice for the Mustangs in the 11-3  victory over Tabor. Bruner was 2-for-4 and scored two more runs. Oler  was 3-for-4. Heick was 2-for-4 and scored twice. Braughton scored two  more runs. Jayna Witzany tossed a complete game for the win.


Bethel         013 000 - 4 8 1
Mount Mercy    230 511 - 12 14 1

Irwin and Lyons. W - Irwin. 2B - Heick, Mausser, Braughton, Oler. HR -  Bruner. SB - Turner, Robertson. SH - Braughton 2.


Mount Mercy    040 221 2 - 11 14 2
Tabor          000 300 0 - 3 6 5

Witzany and Mausser. W - Witzany. 2B - Bruner, Mausser. HR - Bruner.  SB - Heick, Turner 2, Mausser, Sharp. SH - Moenk, Robertson 2,  Braughton.


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