SIOUX CITY, Iowa — On Thursday, Morningside scored seven runs in the seventh to nearly steal a win at Mount Marty. On Friday, the Mustangs’ offense stayed hot, claiming a sweep of the Lancers in Great Plains Athletic Conference baseball action.
Morningside won 7-4 and 11-8 at Lewis & Clark Park, dropping the Lancers to 19-11 overall and 5-5 in the GPAC. Morningside improved to 9-14-1 and 3-3.
In the opener, Andrew Kasperbauer and Derek Clayton each had two hits, and Nathan DeChaine hit his 40th career home run for Morningside. Joe Genoways added a double in the win.
For MMC, Ethan Lynn doubled and singled. Justin Miller, D.J. West and Hunter Hallock each had a hit.
Jordan Kyle pitched 4 1/3 innings for the win. Richard Mitchell pitched 2 2/3 innings of shutout ball, striking out two, for the save. Jeremiah Mauch took the loss.
In the nightcap, DeChaine continued his hot hitting, going 3-4 with a home run and five RBI. #6 doubled and singled, driving in three. Kasperbauer and Mitch Kellogg each had two hits in the win.
For MMC, Caden Skinner went 3-5 with a home run, and Hallock went 2-5 with a grand slam and five RBI. Lynn doubled and singled, driving in two. Miller and Gabriel Leon each had a hit.
Cameron Wagner picked up the win despite allowing seven runs, six earned, in 7 1/3 innings. Colin Muth took the loss, giving up the first nine runs.
MMC will look to get back on track when it travels to Dakota Wesleyan on Monday. Start time for the doubleheader is 3 p.m.