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Jackson socks 2 homers for Eagles

ALTUS, Okla. - Taylor Jackson belted two home runs for the Kirkwood Eagles in an 8-3 loss to Western Oklahoma State in the second game of their doubleheader Saturday.

Western Oklahoma State, which is ranked eighth in the country, captured the first game 13-6 by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The two setbacks dropped the 10th-ranked Kirkwood Eagles to 2-4 for the season.

Jackson provided all the offense for Kirkwood in the 8-3 loss in the nightcap. The Eagles had only two hits in the ballgame and Jackson had both of them with his home runs.

Kirkwood had a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning in the opener, but Western Oklahoma got on the board in the bottom of the third and tacked on five runs in the bottom of the fourth to take command.

Kirkwood led the opener 6-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth, but Western Oklahoma got untracked with a 9-spot for the 13-6 victory.

Zion Pettigrew went 2-for-4 for Kirkwood with a home run and four RBIs in the opener. Jamarion Lofton also hit a home run for the Eagles and drove in two runs. Jackson went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and scored twice, making him 4-for-6 in the twinbill with four extra-base hits.

Levi Usher also had two hits in Game 1.

GAME 1

Kirkwood            000 411 0 - 6 9 1
Western Oklahoma    000 229 x - 13 11 x

L - Nigut (0-1. 2B - Jackson (2). HR - Pettigrew, Loston. RBI - Pettigrew (4), Loston 2).

GAME 2

Kirkwood            102 000 0 - 3 2 1
Western Oklahoma    001 511 x - 8 6 x

L - Krob (0-2). HR - Jackson (2). RBI - Jackson (3)

 

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