ROCHESTER, Minn. - The ninth-ranked Kirkwood softball team belted its two opponents by a combined score of 42-1 in the season openers Friday in Rochester (Minn.).
The Eagles blanked Riverland, 17-0, and walloped Rochester Tech, 25-1. Both games lasted only five innings.
Chasney Jenkins went 4-for-4 for Kirkwood in the first game. Tara Walls was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Alicia Crivaro was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Lexi Quandt was 3-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBIs.
Freshman Nicky Simpson pitched a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts.
Jenkins hit a home run in the second game. Alex Finn was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs. Erin Weno socked a home run and drove in three runs. Lexie Biehl was 4-for-4 with a homer. Brooke Prior went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and four runs.
Freshmen Hannah Cole and Ellie Mengler combined on a three-hitter with six strikeouts.