Morningside extended its winning streak to six games when it swept Grand View University 6-0 and 12-10 in Tuesday’s baseball doubleheader in Des Moines, Iowa.
The sweep raised the Mustangs’ record to 12-7.
Jordan Mouw, a 2010 Boyden-Hull grad, pitched a five-hit shutout to lead the Mustangs in the opener. Mouw walked only one batter and struck out eight while twirling the first shutout of his collegiate career.
The Mustangs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Bo Smith and Travis Hanson each singled to set up a two-run single by GPAC Player of the Week Tanner O’Neill.
O’Neill drove in another run with a groundout in the fifth inning to make it 3-0. The Mustangs scored their final two runs in the seventh on a two-run single by Brendan McCabe.
Losing pitcher Brett Toncar scattered 10 hits in a complete game effort for the Vikings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Hanson led the Mustangs’ hitters with a double and single, while O’Neill, McCabe, and Smith each had two singles. Will Glienke also had an extra base hit with a double.
The second game was a slugfest where each team collected 17 hits. Morningside outscored the Vikings 5-3 in the seventh inning to break a 7-7 tie.
Tyler Candor was the big hitter in the Mustangs’ lineup with four hits, including a pair of doubles, while Keaton Rowe had three hits and Mouw had a home run, single, and four RBIs. The Mustangs also had multiple hit performances from A.J. Staiert with a double and single and Addison Gillett with a pair of singles.
Mouw’s home run was a three-run shot in the third inning that staked the Mustangs to a 5-0 lead.
Grand View tied the score at 5-5 with three runs in the bottom of the third and two more scores in the fifth.
Morningside regained the lead with two runs in the top of the sixth on a RBI single by Kyle Gogel and a RBI groundout by Mouw.
The Mustangs had five consecutive hits in their pivotal five-run seventh, including a RBI double by Staiert to start the hit string and a two-run single by Rowe to end it. Candor and Mouw also had RBI singles during the rally.
Greg Scott, Britton Adams, John Sorenson, and Storm Throne all pitched for the Mustangs and combined for five strikeouts and one walk. Sorenson was credited with the win in a 1.1 inning relief stint.
Morningside will play a doubleheader against Bellevue University on Friday in Bellevue, Neb.