Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mount Mercy baseball sweeps Clarke

The Mount Mercy baseball team swept a Heart of America Conference  doubleheader from Clarke University, 4-3 and 11-4, Friday at the  Plaster Athletic Conference.

The sweep lifted the Mustangs to 22-19 overall and 13-12 in the  league. Clarke fell to 20-17 overall and 15-8 in the conference.

Mount Mercy trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning  in the opener. Kobi Candaroma led off with a triple and Corbin Day was  hit by a pitch, putting runners on first and third with one out.

Manny Oluntunde, running for Day, stole second base. Chili Moseley had  an RBI single, driving in Candaroma and chasing Oluntunde to third,  but Moseley was thrown out trying to reach second base.



Mustangs allow 1 hit in sweep

Madelyn Irwin pitched a one-hitter for the Mount Mercy softball team  Friday, and then Jayna Witzany topped that by tossing a no-hitter in  the second game of their doubleheader against Robert Morris.

The Mustangs won the first game, 6-0, as Irwin allowed only one hit in  the seven-inning ballgame. She struck out four batters and did not  walk anyone.

Mount Mercy took the nightcap, 8-0, in six innings on the no-hitter by  Witzany. She struck out seven batters and walked two.

The sweep lifted the Mustangs to 22-18 overall and snapped their  seven-game losing streak. Robert Morris fell to 2-28.



Mustangs win 5 events in track

DUBUQUE - Rachel Gadient played a big role in three victories for the  Mount Mercy women's track team at the Good Friday Invitational in  Dubuque.

Gadient captured the high jump and long jump for the Mustangs. She  also ran the first leg on the triumphant 4x400 relay with Kathryn  Vander Poel, Andrea Ertz and McKenna Johnson.

Vander Poel won the 800 meter run and Johnson prevailed in the 1500.

The Mount Mercy men's and women's teams finished third out of eight  teams in the standings.



Mustang softball continues to slide

CANTON, Mo. - A promising season for the Mount Mercy softball team  keeps heading in the wrong direction.

The Mustangs were swept by Culver-Stockton in a pair of tight  ballgames Wednesday, 3-2 and 5-4, in a Heart of America Conference  doubleheader.

Mount Mercy has lost seven straight games and 11 of their last 13,  dropping its records to 20-18 overall and 13-13 in the conference.  Culver-Stockton raised its marks to 24-15 overall and 18-8 in the  league.

Tawny Menster went 5-for-5 with two RBIs for Mount Mercy in the  doubleheader. She was 2-for-2 in the opener and 3-for-3 with two  doubles and a sacrifice fly in the nightcap. Emily Oler hit a home run  and drove in two runs in the 5-4 loss.



Slumping Mustangs swept by Graceland

LAMONI - The slumping Mount Mercy softball team was swept by  Graceland, 7-3 and 9-6, in a Heart of America Conference doubleheader  in Lamoni Tuesday.

The Mustangs have lost nine of their last 11 games, falling to 20-16  overall and 13-11 in the conference. Graceland raised its records to  19-16 overall and 12-12 in the league.

Morgan Braughton had two hits for Mount Mercy in the 7-3 loss in the  opener. Jayna Witzany had two RBIs.

Tawny Menster went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in the 9-6  setback in the nightcap. Payton Bruner had two hits. Audrey Grove  drove in two runs. The Mustangs led, 6-1, after 2 1/2 innings, but the  game slipped away from there.



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