Saturday, April 18, 2015
FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD: USHL PLAYOFFS - Dubuque 5, RoughRiders 1 (Dubuque leads best of 5 series, 2-0) ... MWL - Kernels 5, Peoria 1 ... BOYS SOCCER - Xavier 2, North Scott 1 (SO) ... Iowa City High 4, Washington 2 ... Marion at South Tama ... Mid-Prairie 3, Cedar Valley Christian 1 ... GIRLS SOCCER - North Scott 1, Xavier 0 ... Mid-Prairie 5, Cedar Valley Christian 0 ...Iowa City High 1, Washington 0 ... Marion 6, South Tama 0 ... BOYS TENNIS - Xavier 8, Waterloo Columbus 1 ... COLLEGE BASEBALL - Coe 3, Central 2 ... Coe 7, Central 3 ... COLLEGE SOFTBALL - Kirkwood 12, Southwestern 0 ... Kirkwood 8, Southwestern 3 ...
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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Eagles sweep twinbill at SWCC

CRESTON - No. 10 Kirkwood continued to flex its muscles Friday, sweeping a doubleheader from Southwestern, 12-0 and 8-3.

In the opener, Jasmine Ragusi had three hits, including a home run and five RBIs. Chasney Jenkins had a double and a triple, driving home two runs. Alicia Crivaro had two hits with a triple and two RBIs. Nicky Simpson threw all five innings, allowing just one hit.

Ragusi stayed hot in Game 2 going 3-for-4 with a run and three RBIs Tara Walls had a double and and RBI. Brooke Prior and Allie Mengler combined to get the win on the mound.



Kirkwood golfers win NIACC tournament

MASON CITY - Carson Whittington fired a 1-under-par 71 Thursday to help the Kirkwood Eagles claim top honors at the NIACC Invitational at the Mason City Country Club.

Dan Cutkomp tied for fourth for Kirkwood with a 1-over 73. Blaine Buhr shot 76, Dylan Daxon had a 77 and Eddie Doyle finished with a 79.

Kirkwood submitted a four-man score of 297 to win the title by three strokes over Waldorf. The Kirkwood 'B' team tied for third at 309 with Drew Digman shooting a 2-over 74.

Team Standings

1. Kirkwood 297, 2. Waldorf 300, 3. (tie) Kirkwood 'B' 309, NIACC 309, 5. Iowa Lakes 314, 6. DMACC 319, 7. Iowa Central 327, 8. Ellsworth 337, 9. Hawkeye 347, 10. Waldorf 'B' 350.

Kirkwood 'B': Drew Digman 74, Drew Slings 75, Ben Jones 79, Aleix Garcia 81, Mitch Willems 81.


KCC baseball splits with Muscatine

MUSCATINE - Zach Patterson has struggled as a hitter for much of the season for the Kirkwood Eagles this year, but he had a good day at the ballpark Wednesday.

Patterson went 5-for-6 and hit a home run as Kirkwood split a twinbill at Muscatine.

The Eagles won a slugfest in the opener, 16-14. Muscatine scored twice in the bottom of the seventh and grabbed the nightcap, 5-4.

Patterson went 3-for-3 in the opener with his home run and scored three runs. Austin Saikal also went 3-for-3 with a homer and three runs.



No.11 Eagles sweep Southeastern

WEST BURLINGTON - The 11th-ranked Kirkwood softball team swept a non-conference doubleheader from Southeastern, 12-0 and 12-1, Tuesday in West Burlington.

Both games ended early due to the eight-run mercy rule.

Lexi Quandt went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and six RBIs for Kirkwood in the first game. Brooke Prior was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Chasney Jenkins went 3-for-3 and scored twice.

Nicky Simpson pitched a one-hitter for four innings for the Eagles in the opener. Allie Mengler tossed the fifth and final inning.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 19:09



Biehl's 20th homer keys Eagles sweep

MASON CITY - Kirkwood's Lexi Biehl slugged her 20th home run of the season and four other Eagles went deep in a doubleheader sweep over NIACC on Monday.

Biehl's blast, tied for the most nationally among NJCAA Division II players, came in a 10-0 win in the opener. She had two hits and scored two runs. Chasney Jenkins 1-for-3 with homer, two runs scored and three RBIs. Jasmine Ragusi was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Nicky Simpson pitched a complete game, striking out five while allowing three hits.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 19:09



Lassen commits to William Jewell

Matt Lassen will continue his basketball career at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.

Lassen, a 6-foot-5 guard, committed to William Jewell Monday morning, his father Ron confirmed. William Jewell is an NCAA Division II school that competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Lassen, a Linn-Mar grad, averaged 11.6 points at Kirkwood Community College as a sophomore this season and hit 44.2 percent of his 3-point shots.

"Incredibly excited to announce that I will be accepting a full scholarship to continue my basketball career at William Jewell University," Lassen said in his announcement.

"It is a spot where I will have an opportunity to start and play lots of minutes right away, which is ultimately what I wanted, and why I have truly put so much work into this sport. Thank you to all of my great coaches and teammates at Kirkwood for helping me grow over the past two years.

"Thank you to all my friends who have supported me constantly. The biggest thank you goes to my parents. You guys do everything for me and I wouldn't be here without you.

"Excited for what the next two years has in store for me."


Kirkwood sweeps past Southwestern

Cedar Rapids Xavier graduate Bryce Grimm hit a key home run in the opener and had two hits and three runs scored in the nightcap as Kirkwood completed a four-game weekend sweep of Southwestern at Kirkwood.

Grimm's homer helped rally the hosts from a 3-0 deficit as the Eagles won 5-4. Kirkwood rapped out 12 hits in the nightcap completing the sweep with a 10-1 victory.

In Game 1, Grimm belted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the fourth. Randy Perez had two hits and two RBIs and pitched the seventh inning to nail down the save. Starter Emanuel Castellano allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings, striking out three to gain the win.

Grimm kept it going in the nightcap for the Eagles, who were helped by six Southwestern errors. Perez homered and Ozzie Adams had three hits and two RBIs. Adam Barbarich had two hits, scoring three times. Zach Patterson also had two hits. Darriel Checo got the win, pitching 5 1/3 innings, striking out seven while giving up six hits.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 18:36



Doyle leads Kirkwood to golf title

WAVERLY - Eddie Doyle of Kirkwood fired a 4-under-par 68 Saturday and claimed medalist honors to help the Eagles win the Wartburg Spring Invitational at the Prairie Links Golf Course.

Doyle finished with a 36-hole total of 2-under 142.

Kirkwood trimmed Nebraska Wesleyan by two shots, 604 to 606, for the crown.



Prior helps No.11 Eagles sweep twinbill

Brooke Prior went 5-for-6, drove in four runs and pitched a one-hitter Saturday as Kirkwood cruised to a pair of victories over Southwestern, 9-0 and 10-0, at Kirkwood.

Both games lasted only five innings due to the eight-run mercy rule.

Prior went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs in the first game. She was 3-for-3 with two more RBIs and pitched her one-hitter in the nightcap, raising her record to 7-0.

The 11th-ranked Eagles raised their records to 30-8 overall and 17-1 in the conference. Southwestern fell to 18-12 overall and 9-9 in the league.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 April 2015 17:21



Kirkwood baseball sweeps Southwestern

The Kirkwood Eagles won a pair of ballgames in vastly different ways Saturday against Southwestern at the Kirkwood field.

First came a 7-6 squeaker with a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh, then came a 15-2 laugher in five innings.

The twin-killing raised Kirkwood's records to 20-13 overall and 8-6 in the conference. Southwestern fell to 8-21 overall and 4-10 in the league.

Shortstop Sulliam Rios Reyes went 6-for-8 for Kirkwood in the twinbill.


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