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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Gadient takes 6th in pentathlon

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Rachel Gadient of Mount Mercy placed sixth in the  pentathlon at the NAIA indoor national track meet Friday.

Gadient scored 3,241 points in the event.

She finished second in the  high jump competition in the pentathlon at 5 feet 4 1/2 inches and was  fourth in the shot put at 33-6 1/4.



Lambe helps Mustangs slam Bees

Cael Lambe belted a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning  Wednesday to help Mount Mercy clip St. Ambrose, 7-3, in a  non-conference baseball game at the Plaster Athletic Complex.

The Mustangs trailed, 3-2, heading into the bottom of the eighth. They  tied the score, 3-3, before Lambe connected for the game-winner.

The victory left Mount Mercy at 5-7 for the season. St. Ambrose fell to 4-5.

Michael Barbato had two hits for the Mustangs. Collin Shrader scored twice.



Mustang spikers win 9th straight

CANTON, Mo. - The Mount Mercy men's volleyball team captured its ninth  straight victory Tuesday night by sweeping Culver-Stockton, 25-19,  25-17, 25-20, in a Heart of America Conference match in Missouri.

Julian Armendano contributed 12 kills and seven digs for the Mustangs  (14-5, 7-3). Evan Gaskill finished with 10 kills and 12 digs.

Ben Ruggles dished out 33 assists. Tiago Almeida had 11 digs. Ben  Steffen blocked six shots.



Willenborg twirls gem for Mount Mercy

Blake Willenborg pitched a one-hitter for seven innings Monday as  Mount Mercy defeated Cornell College, 8-1, at the Plaster Athletic  Complex.

Willenborg (1-1) struck out six batters and walked three. Skyler  Freese and Tyler Stern both pitched one inning in relief, striking out  two Rams apiece.

Nick Traysman went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs for the Mustangs  (4-7). Chili Moseley and Nick Sueppel had two hits and scored two runs.



Wiskus powers Mustangs by St. Francis

JOLIET, Ill. - Spencer Wiskus belted a home run and drove in five runs  Sunday to help the Mount Mercy Mustangs bop St. Francis, 15-3, in a  non-conference baseball game in Illinois.

Wiskus went 3-for-5 and also had a triple as the Mustangs raised their  record to 3-7 for the campaign.

Nick Sueppel went 3-for-4 for Mount Mercy and drove in three runs.  Cael Lambe and Nick Traysman had two hits. Lambe scored three runs.  Jake Faur, Wiscus and Joshua Neyens scored twice.



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