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Eagles drop pair at Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Kirkwood baseball team dropped a pair of  tight games to Johnson County Saturday, 4-1 and 6-5, in the Kansas  City suburbs.

The losses dropped the Eagles to 0-3 for the season. Johnson County,  which is ranked No. 14 in NJCAA Division I, raised its record to 14-1.

Josh Fitzgerald hit a solo home run for Kirkwood in the 4-1 loss in  the opener. Kyle Moeder was 2-for-3.

Kirkwood grabbed a 5-0 lead in the top of the third inning in the  nightcap, but Johnson County responded with three runs in the bottom  of the third and three more runs in the fifth inning for the 6-5  victory.

Joel Vaske went 2-for-4, belted a homer and drove in two runs for the  Eagles. Fitzgerald was 2-for-5.

GAME 1

Kirkwood         001 000 0 - 1 3 
Johnson County   300 001 x - 4 5 1

Llewellyn, Laux (6) and Moss. L - Llewellyn (0-1). 2B - Moeder, HR.  Fitzgerald. SB - Lux.

GAME 2

Kirkwood         005 000 000 - 5 7 3
Johnson County   003 030 00x - 6 5 0

Yates, Thompson (6) and Robles, Laux, Moss. L - Yates (0-1). 3B -  Fitzgerald. HR - Vaske. SAC - Shenault. SB - Paulus, Fitzgerald.

 

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