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No. 4 Eagles sweep NE Oklahoma again

MIAMI, Okla. - The Kirkwood softball team collected 32 hits Wednesday  and swept a doubleheader from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 7-4 and 11-7  in nine innings in Oklahoma.

The fourth-ranked Eagles swept Northeastern Oklahoma A&M for the  second straight day and raised their record to 17-4.

London Jackson went 2-for-3 with two runs, a homer and two RBIs in the  7-4 victory in the opener. Lauren Klaahsen was 2-for-4 and drove in  two runs. Lauren Kuch scored twice. Eric Hocker pitched a complete  game for the victory.

Kuch went 4-for-6 with two doubles and drove in four runs in the 11-7  verdict in the nightcap. Rachel Stewart, Klaahsen and Randyn Carter  had three hits. Carter hit a home run, scored three times and drove in  two runs.

Sydney Albaugh and Shelby Hulsebus had two hits for the Eagles in Game  2. Jessi Butler drove in two runs.

Northeastern Oklahoma scored in the bottom of the seventh to tie the  game, 5-5, and force extra innings. Kirkwood scored six times in the  top of the ninth for an 11-5 lead, then the hosts scored twice in the  bottom of the ninth to make it exciting.

Bradee Bouman pitched the first five innings for Kirkwood. Hocker  tossed the last four innings to collect her second win of the day.

GAME 1

Kirkwood        200 131 0 - 7 11 0
NE Oklahoma     000 211 0 - 4 7 x

Hocker and Butler. W - Hocker (7-3). 2B - Smith, Jackson, Carter. HR -  Jackson. RBI - Jackson 2, Klaahsen 2, Carter, Finn. SAC - Butler.

GAME 2

Kirkwood        000 320 006 - 11 21 4
NE Oklahoma     000 004 102 - 7 15 x

Bouman, Hocker (6) and Barthelman. W - Hocker (8-3). 2B - Kuch 2,  Stewart, Klaahsen. HR - Carter. RBI - Kuch 4, Stewart, Klaahsen,  Carter 2, Butler 2. SAC - Finn. SB - Jackson, Barthelman, Hulsebus.

 

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