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Kirkwood baseball wins 8th straight

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The Kirkwood baseball team won its eighth  straight game Tuesday by sweeping a doubleheader from Sussex County,  16-4 and 12-2 in six innings.

The Eagles finished their trip to Florida with an 8-1 record, raising  their overall mark to 10-6.

Jamarion Loston went 5-for-7 in the twinbill and scored six runs for  Kirkwood. He went 2-for-3 with three runs in the 16-4 verdict in Game  1, then was 3-for-4 and scored three more times in the 12-2 victory in  the nightcap.

Corbin Day pitched a complete game and allowed only one earned run in  the 16-4 victory. He struck out nine batters in the seven-inning  contest.

Levi Usher went 4-for-5 in the opener with a double, triple and scored  twice. Joel Thompson was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and five  RBIs. Kal Youngquist was 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and four RBIs.

Zion Pettigrew went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Austin Krob  and Gabe Lux had two hits. Taylor Jackson and Corey Graham scored twice.

Joel Vaske was 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the 12-2 triumph in the  second game. Pettigrew scored twice and drove in three runs. Usher had  two RBIs. Youngquist and Lux scored twice.

Caleb Fuller pitched the first 3 2/3 innings in the six-inning victory  for the verdict. Skylar Freese tossed 2 1/3 innings in relief for a  save, with six strikeouts, one walk and no hits.


Kirkwood        210 144 4 - 16 18 2
Sussex County   301 000 0 - 4 9 0

W - Day. 2B - Loston, Thompson 2, Usher, Lux. 3B - Krob, Usher. HR -  Youngquist.


Sussex County   000 200 - 2 6 2
Kirkwood        101 415 - 12 11 1

W - Fuller. S - Freese. 2B - Loston, Youngquist, Pettigrew. 3B - Vaske.


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