VERO BEACH, Fla. - The 17th-ranked Kirkwood baseball team split a doubleheader with UConn-Avery Point Friday and finished with a 7-4 record on its spring trip to Florida.
The Eagles won the first game, 13-9, and were trimmed in the second contest, 5-4.
General McArthur had a big game for Kirkwood in the opener. He went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBIs and three runs scored. Korry Howell also belted a home run and scored four times.
Lorenzo Elion was 4-for-5 with three RBIs in the first game. Colin Kreiter and Ross Kramer had two hits and Kreiter had two RBIs.
Kirkwood scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning of the second game to take a 4-3 lead, but UConn-Avery Point scored twice in the top of the seventh for the 5-4 victory.
Kramer went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs in the second game.
Kreiter had two more hits.
Kirkwood will be returning from Florida with a 12-7 overall record.
Kirkwood 330 250 0 - 13 14 1
UConn-Avery Point 203 100 3 - 9 12 2
W - Long. L - Vincent.
UConn-Avery Point 100 011 2 - 5 9 0
Kirkwood 000 004 0 - 4 7 0
W - Leindecker. L - Verstegen.
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