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.