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The University of Minnesota, Morris got back in the win column on Sunday night thanks to an 18-5 win over Crown College. Eight different Cougars had a hit in the game and Donnie Mavencamp led the way with four hits, three RBI and a run scored.

Morris scored the first eight runs of the game, including three in the top of the first inning. Kylan Hill had an RBI groundout to put Morris on the board. Mavencamp had the lone hit in the inning, a double to right center, which drove in the third run of the inning. An error gave Morris their fourth run of the game in the second inning.

The Cougars tried to ice the game in the third inning, scoring five runs on six hits. Mavencamp had an RBI single to start the inning. Chandler Erickson had two run double to left center, busting the game open. By the end of the inning, the Cougars held an 8-0 lead.

Crown got on the board in the bottom of the third, scoring a run to end the shutout. It took a scoreless inning, but the Cougars responded with three runs on three hits in the top of the fifth inning. Eric Terres, Cody Reinke and Hill each had an RBI in the inning. The Storm added three runs of their own in the next inning, cutting the Cougars lead to eight.

Both the Cougars and the Storm scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh as Morris maintained an eight run lead. Crown College scored a run in the bottom of the eighth but did not get any closer as Morris came away with a big conference win.

Today (Monday), Minnesota Morris travels to Mankato to take on Bethany Lutheran in a very important UMAC tripleheader as the Cougars are still fighting for the final sport in the UMAC Tournament.

Brooke Kern

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