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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Faur helps Mustangs split with Penn

Jake Faur was the winning pitcher and belted a home run Wednesday to  help Mount Mercy top William Penn, 11-2, in the first game of a Heart  of America Conference doubleheader at the Plaster Athletic Complex.

William Penn took the nightcap, 2-1.

The split left Mount Mercy at 9-12 overall and 6-7 in the conference.  William Penn is 17-4 overall and 3-1 in the league.

Faur allowed only one earned run in five innings in the 11-2 victory  in the first game. He struck out six batters.

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No. 1 Eagles roll at national tourney

DANVILLE, Ill. - The Kirkwood Eagles looked like the No. 1 team in the  country Tuesday afternoon.

The top-ranked Eagles built a 21-point lead in the first half and  thrashed North Central Missouri, 96-66, in the first round of the  NJCAA Division II national tournament at the Mary Miller Center.

Kirkwood (28-4) will face Niagara County (N.Y.), a 73-61 winner over Wake Tech (N.C.), in the quarterfinals Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Allante Pickens popped in five 3-pointers in the first half and had 17  points by intermission, with the Eagles sitting on a 53-32 lead at  that point. He finished with six triples and 24 markers. Pickens shot  9-for-10 overall from the field and 6-for-7 on 3-pointers.

Doug Wilson and Devonte Thedford scored 13 points apiece for Kirkwood.  Jamal Stephenson netted 12 points off the bench and Connor Kasperbauer  contributed 10 points. Wilson had 10 rebounds.

"I thought we played pretty well," said Kirkwood Coach Bryan Petersen.  "For spurts, we really executed defensively. And offensively we made  some shots."

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Schuhkraft fires 70 for Mustangs

PRIMM, Nev. - Thomas Schuhkraft of Mount Mercy fired an even-par 70  Monday to lead the Mustangs at the Battle of Primm golf tournament in  Nevada.

Schuhkraft is tied for 16th place heading into the final round  Tuesday, four shots behind the co-leaders at 66.

The Mount Mercy men's golf team is tied for 10th place in the 20-team  tournament at 10-over 290. Oklahoma City scorched the links Monday and  is sitting at 8-under par after 18 holes.

The Mount Mercy women's golf team is in 11th place out of 14 teams at  the Battle of Primm. Casey Noble shot an 11-over 83 for the Mustangs  and is tied for 38th heading into the final round.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 04:58

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Mustangs bump off Culver-Stockton

A little overnight snow could not stop the Mount Mercy baseball team Sunday afternoon.

The Mustangs enjoyed the comforts of their artificial turf at the Plaster Athletic Complex and dumped Culver-Stockton, 13-3, in a Heart of America Conference game.

Blake Willenborg pitched four shutout innings as the Mustangs jumped to a 12-0 lead. Culver-Stockton finally got to Willenborg for three runs in the fifth, but by then it was too late as he raised his record to 3-0 for the campaign.

Parker Johnson went 3-for-3 with two runs and four RBIs for Mount Mercy. Evan Jackson, Nick Sueppel, Tito Berdecia and Kobi Candaroma all had two hits for the Mustangs.

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Menster sparkles for Mount Mercy

Tawny Menster sparkled as a hitter and a pitcher for Mount Mercy Saturday as the Mustangs swept a Heart of America Conference doubleheader from Waldorf at Busse Field.

Menster went 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs as the Mustangs won the first game, 9-7.

Menster moved from right field into the pitcher's circle for Game 2 and allowed only one earned run on seven hits as the Mustangs took the nightcap, 7-2, for the sweep.

The non-conference victories lifted Mount Mercy to 5-5 for the campaign.

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