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No. 9 KCC softball enjoys Minnesota trip

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The ninth-ranked Kirkwood women's softball team won  all three of its games at the RCTC Dome Tournament in Rochester,  Minn., on Saturday.

The Eagles defeated Dakota College, 16-4; blanked the Clarke JV, 17-0;  and rallied to nip the Simpson JV, 7-6.

Sydney Albaugh, Haley DeWitte and Olivia Richards hit home runs  against Dakota College. London Jackson went 3-for-3 with two runs and  two RBI. Shelby Hulsebus, Jayme Finn, Albaugh, DeWitte and Richards  had two hits. DeWitte drove in four runs. Albaugh had three RBIs.  Finn, Jackson and Richards drove in two runs. Hulsebus had four stolen  bases.

Finn went 3-for-3 with two homers and six RBIs against Clarke. Haley  Jarrett also socked a home and was 3-for-3 with three runs and three  RBIs. Hulsebus, Autum Barthelman, Finn and Jarrett were all 3-for-3.  Hulsebus scored three times. Courtney Harris had two RBIs. Barthelman  scored two runs.

Kirkwood trailed Simpson, 6-1, after two innings, but the Eagles  scored six runs in the final three innings to claim the victory,  raising their record to 6-1. Hulsebus went 3-for-5 with two runs and  two RBIs. Harris was 2-for-3 and scored twice. DeWitte also scored  twice.


Kirkwood        10(11) 22 - 16
Dakota College  200 11 - 4

W - Carrie Nelson.


Clarke JV       000 00 - 0
Kirkwood        632 6x - 17

W - Katie Cubbage


Kirkwood        100 022 2 - 7
Simpson JV      150 000 0 - 6

W - Isabelle True.


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