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KCC baseball hits 5 HRs in sweep

GODFREY, Ill. - The Kirkwood baseball team belted five home runs  Sunday and swept Lewis & Clark, 8-3 and 18-1, in a non-conference  twinbill in Illinois.

D'Eric Shenault, Josh Fitzgerald and Gabe Lux connected for home runs  in an 8-3 victory in the opener. Kyle Moeder and Merritt McCardle  socked homers in an 18-1 stroll in the nightcap in six innings.

The Eagles (4-4) enjoyed big innings in both games. They scored six  runs in the fifth inning of the 8-3 verdict and put 13 fat runs on the  board in the sixth inning of Game 2.

Fitzgerald, Joel Vaske, Moeder and Lux all had two hits in the opener.  Lux drove in three runs and Cameron Hunter had two RBIs. Fitzgerald  and Vaske scored twice.

Caleb Fuller pitched four scoreless innings in relief for the victory  in Game 1, with four strikeouts and two walks.

Vaske went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and scored three times in the 18-1  triumph. Patterson drove in three runs and scored twice. Moeder was  2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. McCardle scored three runs. Brook  Heinen, Shenault, Lux and Michael Robles scored twice.


Kirkwood        100 160 0 - 8 9 1
Lewis & Clark   030 000 0 - 3 3 2

Thompson, Fuller (3), Nettleton (7) and Moss. W - Fuller. 2B - Vaske.  HR - Shenault, Fitzgerald, Lux. SF - Hunter 2. SB - Shenault.


Kirkwood        202 10(13) - 18 14 2
Lewis & Clark   100 000 - 1 3 3

Nigut, Laux (3), Nicolay (5), Hunter (6) and Robles. W - Laux. 2B -  Lux, Paterson, Robles, Elion. 3B - Vaske. HR - Moeder, McCardle. SF -  Patterson. SB - Shenault, Vaske.


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