PERU – The brooms came out after the walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday as the Peru State Bobcat baseball team gained a three-game sweep of the visiting Mount Mercy (Iowa) Mustangs.
The ‘Cats won a nine-inning contest on Saturday 5-0 and then took the first game on Sunday 7-1. After the Mustangs had tied it in the top of the ninth in the second game Sunday, the Bobcats got a double to start the inning and eventually a walk-off single drove in the winning run. Peru State prevailed 4-3 to sweep the three-game series.
Peru State evened its season record at 13-13 on the year and more importantly are now 10-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). It moves the Bobcats into the top spot in the Heart North. Mount Mercy fell to 14-15 on the year and 9-10 in conference play.
Peru State will travel to Oskaloosa, Iowa, to face William Penn in a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday. The teams will play a double header on Saturday and single nine-inning game on Sunday. The Statesmen are 21-6 overall and are 7-3 in Heart play.