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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mustangs split 2 baseball games

EMERSON, Ga. - The Mount Mercy University baseball team began the 2016 season Friday by splitting two games at the Perfect Game College Spring Swing in Emerson, Ga.

Cale Henke pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts as the Mustangs edged Bluefield, 2-1, in their first game. Henke tossed a complete game and did not walk a single batter.

Jimmy Lizarraga delivered a two-run single in the third inning, driving in Cody Williams and Devon Holmes.

Mount Mercy lost to Judson, 4-1, in its second game. Nick Ledinsky pitched six innings for the Mustangs, allowing four hits and all four earned runs.

Cody Bell hit a triple and scored the only run for the Mustangs. Lizarraga had a double.

Mount Mercy is scheduled to play two more games Saturday in Georgia.

 

Mount Mercy baseball team set for action

It might be a little chilly in Georgia this weekend, but that's okay with the Mount Mercy University baseball team.

The Mustangs are ready to play ball.

Mount Mercy will participate in the Perfect Game College Spring Swing event at the new LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center in Emerson, Ga., with two games Friday and two more Saturday.

The weather forecast for Friday is for a high temperate of 55 degrees. Saturday's forecast calls for 36 degrees, but it's supposed to be dry and sunny.

"We're ready. We need to play," Mount Mercy coach Jack Dahm said before the Mustangs hopped on a bus Thursday for the 12-hour ride to Georgia. "There's only so much you can get done inside.

"We're at that point where we need to play someone else and get outside and see where we're at with things. We've got a long ways to go as a team and a program, but it will be nice to be outside."

The new baseball complex in Emerson currently features eight regulation diamonds, all with synthetic turf for easy maintenance. They are currently building eight more fields on a second campus, with full development expected by 2018.

Perfect Game USA, which was founded in Cedar Rapids, is a partner in the LakePoint complex and has an office in Emerson. The Perfect Game College Spring Swing will feature more than 70 teams in February and March.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016 20:05

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Big second half carries Mustangs

No. 21 Mount Mercy pulled away in the second half, led by 20 points from Kyle Lamaak, to easily down Clarke, 72-49, on Wednesday night at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The Mustangs (20-6) led 33-26 at halftime before coming on strong in the second 20 minutes. CJ Parker added 12 points, Alex Houston 11 and Ben Struss 10 for Mount Mercy. Chris Ford had 10 rebounds.

Haris Takes led Clarke with 14 points.

CLARKE (49): Neis 0 0-1 0, Walker 6 0-1 12, Morningstar 0 3-4 3, Hawthorne 0 0-0 0, Bolden 2 1-2 5, Dauphin 1 0-0 3, Takes 3 8-9 14, Sailsbery 4 2-3 12, Landwer 0 0-0 0, Squiers 0 0-0 0, Schneider 0 0-0 0, Lange 0 0-0 0. 16 14-20 49.

MOUNT MERCY (72): Strong 0 0-0 0, Houston 3 5-7 11, Wagner 3 0-0 7, Ford 1 1-2 3, Parker 5 0-0 12, Murdock 1 0-0 3, Villagrana 0 0-0 0, Julien 0 0-0 0, Brawner-Henley 0 0-0 0, Bedford 1 0-0 2, Koeppel 0 0-0 0, Lamaak 10 0-3 20, Struss 4 0-0 10, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Gogg 2 0-0 4. Totals: 30 6-12 72.

Halftime: Mount Mercy 33, Clarke 26. 3-point goals: Clarke 3 (Dauphin, Salisbery 2), Mount Mercy 6 (Wagner, Parker 2, Murdock, Struss 2).

   

Dolan, Zeitler lead Mustang women

Ashley Dolan and Makenzie Zeitler each finished with double doubles as Mount Mercy downed Clarke, 74-65, in a women's basketball game Wednesday night at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Dolan finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Zeitler tossed in 12 points and ripped down a game-high 19 rebounds. Alisa Weiland had 13 points for the Mustangs (14-12).

Breland Prochaska led Clarke with a game-high 21 points.

CLARKE (65): Whittington 5 1-2 12, Prochaska 5 8-8 21, Ricker 0 0-0 0, Fox 0 0-0 0, Ramirez 0 0-0 0, Werner 0 0-0 0, Petkoff 1 0-0 3, Adames 3 3-7 10, Hoppman 4 2-3 10, Kleppin 1 0-0 2, Penney 0 0-0 0, Ernst 2 3-3 7. Totals: 20 17-23 62.

MOUNT MERCY (74): Herb 4 1-2 10, Weiland 5 1-2 13, Sexton 2 0-0 4, Harmon 2 2-4 6, Zeitler 5 0-0 12, Lampe 0 0-0 0, Thompson 4 2-4 12, Dolan 2 10-10 14, Lehman 1 1-2 3. Totals: 25 15-22 72

Halftime: Mount Mercy 34, Clarke 31. 3-point goals: Clarke 6, (Adames, Whittington, Prochaska 3, Petkoff). Mount Mercy 7 (Herb, Weiland 2, Zeitler 2, Thompson 2)

 

Mount Mercy women climb above .500

CLINTON - Ashley Dolan scored 20 points Saturday as the Mount Mercy women's basketball team defeated Ashford, 62-51, at the Kehl Arena in Clinton.

Makenzie Zeitler collected 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists as the Mustangs raised their record to 13-12. Abby Herb scored 11 points and Latasha Harmon added 10. Tiana Thompson had six assists.

Phikala Anthony scored 18 points for Ashford (6-17).

MOUNT MERCY (62): Herb 4 2-2 11, Weiland 1 0-0 3, Zeitler 5 2-2 14, Thompson 0 0-0 0, Dolan 7 3-3 20, Goodman 0 0-0 0, Blowers 0 0-0 0, Jordan 0 0-0 0, Sexton 0 2-2 2, Harmon 1 7-8 10, Lampe 0 0-0 0, Lehman 1 0-0 2.

Totals 19 16-17 62.

ASHFORD (51): Irizarry 1 0-0 3, Brantner 2 0-0 4, Anthony 7 3-4 18, Lampe 2 2-3 8, Cross 4 2-3 10, Griffin 2 0-0 6, Drain 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 7-10 51.

Halftime - Mount Mercy 30, Ashford 29. 3-point goals - Mount Mercy 8 (Dolan 3, Zeitler 2, Herb 1, Weiland 1, Harmon 1), Ashford 6 (Lampe 2, Griffin 2, Irizarry 1, Anthony 1).

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 February 2016 00:13
   
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