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No. 6 KCC softball splits openers

WEST BURLINGTON - The sixth-ranked Kirkwood softball team split two  games Saturday at the SCC Dome Tournament in West Burlington.

The Eagles were pounded by Indian Hills, 12-0, in the season opener at  the Fun City complex and got only one hit against the winners, who are  ranked No. 8 in NJCAA Division I softball.

Kirkwood bounced back with a 10-5 victory over Iowa Western with home  runs by Randyn Carter, London Jackson and Angie Gorkow. Carter was  2-for-2 and drove in three runs. Jayme Finn collected three RBIs.  Shelby Hulsebus and Courtney Harris had two hits. Jackson drove in two runs.

The Eagles trailed, 5-4, but scored six times in the bottom of the  fourth inning for the victory in the five-inning game.


Kirkwood has two more games in the tournament on Sunday.

Game 1

Indian Hills     104 34 - 12
Kirkwood         000 00 - 0

Isabelle True, Carrie Nelson (5) and Haley DeWitte. L - True (0-1). SB  - Shelby Hulsebus.

Game 2

Iowa Western     003 20 - 5
Kirkwood         301 6x - 10

Payton Akers and Jessie Frasher. W - Akers (1-0). 2B - Jayme Finn. HR  - London Jackson, Angie Gorkow, Randyn Carter. RBI - Finn (3), Jackson  (2), Gorkow, Sydney Albaugh, Carter (3). SF - Albaugh. Shelby Hulsebus  (2).


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