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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mustangs share lead at Heart golf tourney

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. - Mount Mercy and Culver-Stockton are tied for first place after the first round of the Heart of America Conference men's golf tournament at The Club at Porto Cima.

Both teams finished the first 18 holes of the 54-hole tournament at 17-over-par 305. The event is scheduled to continue Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kaleb Hagge of Mount Mercy shot a 2-over-par 74 and is tied for second place. All five Mount Mercy golfers are in the top-20 with William Bruyeres shooting a 76, Philip Nelson 77, Nile Happel 78 and Thomas Schuhkraft 80.

Hunter Bettis of Culver-Stockton holds the lead at 1-under 71.

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Mustangs share lead at Heart golf tourney

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. - Mount Mercy and Culver-Stockton are tied for first place after the first round of the Heart of America Conference men's golf tournament at The Club at Porto Cima.

Both teams finished the first 18 holes of the 54-hole tournament at 17-over-par 305. The event is scheduled to continue Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kaleb Hagge of Mount Mercy shot a 2-over-par 74 and is tied for second place. All five Mount Mercy golfers are in the top-20 with William Bruyeres shooting a 76, Philip Nelson 77, Nile Happel 78 and Thomas Schuhkraft 80.

Hunter Bettis of Culver-Stockton holds the lead at 1-under 71.

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Mustangs split with No. 16 Central Methodist

FAYETTE, Mo. - Jake Faur turned in a strong pitching performance Saturday as the Mount Mercy Mustangs knocked off 16th-ranked Central Methodist, 8-1, in the second game of their Heart of America Conference doubleheader.

Central Methodist took the opener, 9-0.

Faur (3-2) pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed only one run on four hits. Matt Trouten tossed the final 1 2/3 innings to finish the 8-1 conquest.

Tito Berdecia went 2-for-3 with his sixth homer and three RBIs in Game 1. Kobi Candaroma hit his second homer of the year. Nick Sueppel was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Austin Hilpipre scored twice.

Mount Mercy finished the regular season at 25-21 overall and 16-14 in the conference. Central Methodist is 32-12 overall and 19-8 in the league.

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Heick stars as Mustangs split

OLATHE, Kan. - Jess Heick had a big game to remember Saturday as the Mount Mercy softball team topped MidAmerica Nazarene, 11-5, in the second game of their Heart of America Conference doubleheader.

MidAmerica Nazarene won the first game, 7-4.

Heick went 4-for-5 with two homers and six RBIs in the 11-5 victory in Game 1. The Mount Mercy third baseman had belted only one homer all season before connecting twice on Saturday.

Jaicee Lyons went 2-for-2 with three RBIs for the Mustangs in the victory. Payton Bruner, Jessica Miller and Jolona Shield had two hits. Tawny Menster drove in two runs.

Jayna Witzany (11-7) pitched a complete game for the victory.

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Berdecia stars as Mustangs sweep

MARSHALL, Mo. - Tito Berdecia had a big day at the plate Friday as the  Mount Mercy Mustangs slammed Missouri Valley, 15-4 and 9-2, in a Heart  of America Conference doubleheader.

Berdecia went 5-for-8 with four runs, eight RBIs, three doubles and a  home run as the Mustangs raised their records to 24-20 overall and  15-13 in the conference. Missouri Valley fell to 15-25 overall and  9-16 in the league.

Berdecia went 3-for-4 with three runs, five RBIs, a double and his  fifth homer  in the 15-4 cakewalk in the opener. Kobi Kandaroma was  2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Corbin Day was 2-for-3 with three  RBIs. Collin Shrader also had two hits in a 15-hit attack. Nick  Sueppel drove in two runs.

Dylan Campbell (6-4) pitched five innings for the victory in Game 1.

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