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KCC baseball hits 5 HRs in sweep

GODFREY, Ill. - The Kirkwood baseball team belted five home runs  Sunday and swept Lewis & Clark, 8-3 and 18-1, in a non-conference  twinbill in Illinois.

D'Eric Shenault, Josh Fitzgerald and Gabe Lux connected for home runs  in an 8-3 victory in the opener. Kyle Moeder and Merritt McCardle  socked homers in an 18-1 stroll in the nightcap in six innings.

The Eagles (4-4) enjoyed big innings in both games. They scored six  runs in the fifth inning of the 8-3 verdict and put 13 fat runs on the  board in the sixth inning of Game 2.

Fitzgerald, Joel Vaske, Moeder and Lux all had two hits in the opener.  Lux drove in three runs and Cameron Hunter had two RBIs. Fitzgerald  and Vaske scored twice.

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No. 10 KCC softball wins pair

FORT SCOTT, Kan. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood softball hit three home  runs Sunday and swept a doubleheader from Fort Scott, 9-3 and 13-5.

The victories lifted the Eagles to 10-3 for the campaign. Fort Scott  fell to 6-8.

Sydney Albaugh went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the 9-3 victory in the  opener. Shelby Hulsebus, Autum Barthelman and Angie Gorkow were all  2-for-5. Hulsebus collected a triple. Isabelle True (4-2) pitched a  complete game for the verdict.

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Faur shines as Mustangs sweep

Jake Faur pitched a one-hitter for five innings Sunday as Mount Mercy  defeated Missouri Valley, 14-5, in the second game of a Heart of  America Conference doubleheader at the Plaster Athletic Complex.

The Mustangs won the opener, 8-6, to sweep the doubleheader, raising  their records to 8-8 overall and 3-1 in the conference.

Faur struck out seven batters and walked only one during his five  shutout innings. Missouri Valley scored four runs in the top of the  sixth against a relief pitcher, but the Mustangs had an 11-0 lead by  then thanks to a 10-run uprising in the third inning.

Nick Sueppel went 3-for-3 with four RBIs in the 14-5 verdict in the  nightcap. Cael Lambe was 3-for-3 with two doubles and scored three  runs. Michael Barbato was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs for the  Mustangs. Spencer Wiskus and Chase Costa had two RBIs.

Collin Shrader was 2-for-3 with two doubles and scored twice in the  8-6 victory in the opener. Lyle Fini was 2-for-2. Joshua Neyens scored  three times. Chili Moseley scored twice.

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Eagles face No.1 NIACC in regional finals

MASON CITY - The Kirkwood Eagles will face top-ranked NIACC in the  championship game of the women's regional basketball tournament Sunday  at 1 p.m. in Mason City.

Kirkwood enters the regional finals with a 29-3 record, with two of  the losses to NIACC (31-1).

The fourth-ranked Eagles earned a spot in the championship game by  topping Southeastern, 78-59, in the semifinals Saturday. Kirkwood led  37-32 at halftime, then used an 8-0 spurt to begin the third quarter  for a 13-point cushion at 45-32. The lead grew to 23 points midway  through the fourth quarter.

Kemara Watson shot 8-for-9 from the field and led the Eagles with 20  points. Paige Bradford was 8-for-10 and netted 17 points.

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Ertz shines at NAIA track meet

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Andrea Ertz of Mount Mercy enjoyed a strong  performance at the NAIA indoor track championships in South Dakota  Saturday.

Ertz finished third in the women's 1000 meter run in 2:54.42 and  placed sixth in the mile run in 4:59.32.

Luke Nickelson of Mount Mercy placed seventh in the men's triple jump  at 48 feet, 3/4 inch. Vanessa Cortes of Mount Mercy finished ninth in  the women's 5000 meter run in 17:56.44.

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