Sunday, March 29, 2015
SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD - USHL: Dubuque 4, RoughRiders 1 ... COLLEGE BASEBALL: Iowa Central 5, Kirkwood 4 ... Iowa Central 3, Kirkwood 1 ... Mount Mercy 4, Ashford 2 ... Mount Mercy 6, Ashford 1 ... Coe 7, Loras 0 ... Coe 9, Loras 5 ... COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Coe 7, Ripon 1 ... Augustana 6, Coe 2 ... Kirkwood 10, NIACC 5 ... Kirkwood 9, NIACC 0
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No.9 KCC softball team sweeps

The ninth-ranked Kirkwood softball team belted six home runs Saturday and swept Iowa Lakes, 8-0 and 11-0, in an ICCAC conference doubleheader at Kirkwood.

Erin Weno slugged two solo homers in the first game. Jasmine Ragusi and Natalie Clark also hit home runs in the opener. Tara Walls was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Mallory Neubauer and Ragusi were 2-for-3 with a home and two RBIs in the second game. Chasney Jenkins was 2-for-3 and scored two runs.

Iowa Lakes managed only two hits in the doubleheader. The Lakers are winless this season at 0-8 overall and 0-2 in the league.


Weeces tosses 1-hitter as Coe sweeps

FULTON, Mo. - Arran Weeces pitched a one-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts Saturday as Coe nipped Westminster College, 1-0, in the first game of a softball doubleheader in Fulton, Mo.

Coe won the second game, 11-1.

Weeces (7-1) did not walk any batters in her masterpiece. She was touched for a leadoff single in the bottom of the first inning and did not allow another baserunner all day.

Coe scored its only run in the first game in the top of the second inning. Mallory McArtor tripled down the right-field line with two outs and scored on a single by Erin Lang. Lang was 3-for-4 in the ballgame.


Quiet Kohawks swept by Wartburg

The Coe baseball team left their hot bats in Florida.

The Kohawks hit a lusty .396 as a team while compiling a 7-1 record on their spring trip to the Sunshine State last week, but they hit only .231 and dropped both ends of their Iowa Conference twinbill Friday at Daniels Park.

Wartburg's pitchers had a lot to do with Coe's problems as the Knights swept the doubleheader, 5-2 and 7-1, on a sunny 60-degree afternoon in northeast Cedar Rapids.

Coe Coach Steve Cook thought his team would hit better in the league opener.

"I really did," he said. "We thought we saw some decent pitching down there (in Florida).


Kirkwood earns shot at 5th place

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Kirkwood Eagles bounced back at the NJCAA Division II national tournament Friday afternoon and nipped Chesapeake, 73-69, in a consolation game in Overland Park, Mo.

The Eagles (30-6) will face Monroe College of New York (27-9) in the consolation game for fifth place Saturday at 2 p.m.

Taylor Silva made six straight free throws in the final 39 seconds Friday to help sixth-ranked Kirkwood hold off No. 20 Chesapeake. She finished with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists and was 10-for-10 at the foul line.

The Eagles trailed by 10 points in the first half and were losing by five points at intermission, 33-28. The Eagles outscored Chesapeake 45-36 in the second half to stay alive in the tournament.


Mustangs lose 27-0, but gain split

DES MOINES - The Mount Mercy baseball team was outscored 29-3 Friday, but the Mustangs managed to split their Midwest Collegiate Conference doubleheader with Grand View.

Mount Mercy won the first game, 3-2 in eight innings, on a game-winning single by Jimmy Lizarraga and a strong pitching performance by Cale Henke.

Grand View crushed Mount Mercy in the second game, 27-0.

Austin Czerwiec began the top of the eighth inning of the first game with a double for the Mustangs and was replaced by pinch-runner Ben Larson. Larson advanced to third base on a fly ball by Cody Bell and scored on Lizarraga's single to left field.

Henke allowed a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning, then ended the game with his 11th strikeout. Henke (2-2) allowed eight hits and walked only one batter.


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Metro Schedule


Sunday, March 22 Friday, March 27
CBSB: Kirkwood 6-5, DMACC 1-2 USHL: RoughRiders 7, Waterloo 2
CSB: Kirkwood 13-11, Iowa Central 0-1 CBSB: Loras 7-5, Coe 2-10
WTEN: Coe 5, Augustana 4; Coe 9, St. Ambrose 0 CSB: Kirkwood 15, St. Cloud Tech 0, Kirkwood 11, Ridgewater 0
M/WTRK: Coe at Washington Invitational at St. Louis
Monday, March 23 Saturday, March 28
CSB: Auburn-Montgomery 16-8, Mount Mercy 3-0 USHL: Dubuque 4, RoughRiders 1
WGLF: Mount Mercy at Iowa Intercollegiate Tourney at Moravia BTRK: Jefferson hosts John Ask Relays, Kingston Stadium

BTRK: Marion at Iowa City Invitational

Tuesday, March 24

M/WTRK: Coe at Washington Invitational at St. Louis
BTRK: Kennedy, Jefferson, Washington at Waterloo West Invitational, cancelled CBB: Iowa Central 5, Kirkwood 4; Iowa Central 3, Kirkwood 1
GTRK: Xavier, Washington at Iowa City Invitational, ppd to 3/25 CBB: Coe 7, Loras 0; Coe 9, Loras 5
CSB: Mount Mercy 6, Faulkner 5; Faulkner 6, Mount Mercy 2 CBB: Mount Mercy 4, Ashford 2; Mount Mercy 6, Ashford 1
CSB: St. Ambrose JV at Kirkwood (2), cancelled CSB: Kirkwood 10, NIACC 5; Kirkwood 9, NIACC 0
Wednesday, March 25 CSB:Coe 7, Ripon 1 ; Augustana 6, Coe 2
GTRK: Washington at Iowa City Invitational MTEN: Luther at Coe
CSB:Kirkwood 18, Ellsworth 1; Kirkwood 23, Ellsworth 1
CSB: Coe at Cornell (2), ppd to April 1 Sunday, March 29
CSB:Mobile 12, Mount Mercy 4; Mobile 8, Mount Mercy 1 CBB: Kirkwood at Iowa Central (2), 1 p.m.
CBSB: Mount Mercy at Clarke (2), ppd CBB: Ashford at Mount Mercy (2), 12 p.m.

Thursday, March 26

CSB: Indian Hills at Kirkwood (2), 1 p.m.
BTRK: Prairie, Xavier at Washington (Iowa) Relays, cancelled CSB: Coe vs. Ripon 11 a.m.; Coe vs. Wisconsin-Stout, 1 p.m. (Both games at Rock Island, Ill.)
GTRK: Linn-Mar, Prairie, Washington at Muscatine Invitational CSB: Mount Mercy at Grand View (2), 1 p.m.

CBSB: Kirkwood 14, Cornell JV 4

MGLF: Kirkwood Invitational at Hunter's Ridge, 12 p.m.
CSB: Mount Mercy vs. Spring Hill at Mobile, Ala (2), cancelled, rain






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