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No. 12 Kirkwood baseball sweeps twinbill

MARSHALLTOWN - The 12th-ranked Kirkwood baseball team raised its record to 16-3 Wednesday afternoon by sweeping a doubleheader at Marshalltown, 5-3 and 10-1.

The Eagles have won seven straight games heading into weekend doubleheaders at DMACC Saturday and Sunday.

Kirkwood scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to snap a 3-3 tie and grab the opener. Taylor Jackson went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, two RBIs and three runs.

Izaya Fullard was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Will Rodruck picked up the victory in relief with two scoreless innings and Kaden Wadle got the save with a perfect inning in the bottom of the seventh.

Kirkwood cruised in the second game as five pitchers combined on a two-hitter. Cal Stalzer tossed the first two frames and was followed to the mound by Trey Crowley, Nate Barnes, Ian Delleman and Jake McLaughlin.

Kal Youngquist went 2-for-3 in the second game with three RBIs. Ellison Hanna was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Chili Moseley was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Korry Howell, Jackson, Cal Clark and Youngquist all scored twice.

Marshalltown fell to 2-12 for the campaign.

GAME 1

Kirkwood      200 010 2 - 5 6 4
Marshalltown  012 000 0 - 3 5 0

W - Rodruck. S - Wadle.

GAME 2

Kirkwood      103 231 0 - 10 11 0
Marshalltown  100 000 0 - 1 3 3

W - Stalzer.

 

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