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Hocker helps Eagles split with SCC

WEST BURLINGTON - Erin Hocker sparkled on the mound for the Kirkwood  Eagles Wednesday as they split a non-conference doubleheader with  Southeastern Community College.

Hocker pitched all nine innings as the fifth-ranked Eagles topped the  Blackhawks, 4-1, in the first game in West Burlington.

Southeastern won the second game, 3-2, to split the twinbill.

Hocker (16-6) allowed only one run on seven hits in the 4-1 victory in  the opener, with four strikeouts and no walks. Kirkwood snapped a 1-1  tie with three runs in the top of the ninth.

London Jackson went 2-for-3 and scored twice in the opener. Jessi  Butler also had two hits for the Eagles.

Kirkwood held a 2-1 lead after 4 1/2 innings in the nightcap, but  Southeastern scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and held on for  the 3-2 victory.

The split left Kirkwood at 32-11 overall. Southeastern is 26-14.

GAME 1

Kirkwood        010 000 003 - 4 4 0
Southeastern    000 100 000 - 1 7 x

Hocker and Butler. W - Hocker (16-6). 2B - Jackson, Butler. RBI -  Stewart, Klaahsen. SAC - Kuch. SF - Klaahsen. SB - Barthelman,  Jackson, Carter, Smith.

GAME 2

Kirkwood        000 200 0 - 2 4 2
Southeastern    100 020 x - 3 6 x

Bouman and DeWitte. L - Bouman (14-5). 2B - Klaahsen. RBI - Kuch,  Hulsebus. SAC - Kuch. SB - Jackson, Hulsebus, Smith, Barthelman.

 

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