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Lohaus shines for Mount Mercy

MESA, Ariz. - Tanner Lohaus is making a quick transition from college basketball to college baseball.

Lohaus pitched all nine innings Saturday as Mount Mercy topped Benedictine-Mesa, 4-2, in the second game of their doubleheader in Arizona.

The Mustangs also won the first game against Benedictine, 7-4, to sweep the doubleheader.

Lohaus began his college sports career as a basketball player at the University of Northern Iowa, but he switched to baseball this year and showed his stuff on the mound Saturday. He allowed only five hits and two earned runs, with eight strikeouts and two walks.

Lohaus threw 127 pitches in the complete-game victory. Tito Berdecia had two hits for the Mustangs in the 4-2 victory. Kobi Candaroma and Corbin Day drove in two runs.

Berdecia went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs in the 7-4 victory. Jake Faur had two hits. Parker Johnson drove in two runs. Chili Moseley, Berdecia and Chase Costa scored twice.

Nathan Barnes tossed shutout ball for 3 1/3 innings for the victory.

The sweep lifted Mount Mercy to 3-5 for the campaign.

GAME 1

Mount Mercy      402 000 100 - 7 8 2
Benedictine      200 110 000 - 4 10 3

W - Barnes.

GAME 2

Mount Mercy      000 000 220 - 4 6 0
Benedictine      000 000 011 - 2 5 0

W - Lohaus.

 

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