Former MVHS shortstop leading new team of Mustangs

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After spending three seasons as the starting shortstop for the Mounds View High School fastpitch softball team, Taylor Daas has taken her talents to the collegiate level, where she is once again leading a group of Mustangs. Daas is a sophomore at

Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and is off to a strong start for the Mustangs’ softball team.

Daas began the season with seven hits in her first at-bats as Morningside swept a doubleheader against Southwestern Christian University on March 5. Five of those seven hits went t for extra bases (three home runs, one triple, one double). The three homers came in consecutive at-bats as she drove in six runs in the second game of the double dip.

“Taylor is a great young lady with a tremendous work ethic and desire to be her best,” said Mounds View fastpitch coach Frank Roth. “She was an exceptional teammate and leader. Just as importantly she has a super family. Her mom, dad and brother are very supportive of her.”

Through 12 games, Daas was second on the team with a batting average of .471. She leads the team in triples, home runs and total bases and is tied for first in runs batted in.

Morningside is an NAIA-level school that plays in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Mustangs are the defending GPAC tournament champion and finished first in the pre-season coaches’ poll.

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