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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

KCC baseball team drops 2 games

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The Kirkwood Eagles finished their spring trip Wednesday with an 8-2 record after dropping their last two games in Winter Haven, Fla.

The Eagles got only two hits in a 2-0 loss to UConn-Avery Point in their first outing Wednesday. Tyler Butz hit a double and Angel Merced had a triple.

Kirkwood scored two runs in the bottom of the last inning against Massasoit Community College in the second game, but the Eagles fell a run short in a 6-5 setback. Nick Jones went 3-for-4 for the Eagles. Randy Perez and Shawn Hagarty had two RBIs.

 

No. 5 Eagles sweep Central Methodist

FULTON, Mo. - The fifth-ranked Kirkwood softball team swept a doubleheader from Central Methodist Tuesday, 12-2 and 15-2, with both games lasting only five innings.

Taylor Wise, Krysta Tutsch, Tara Walls, Alicia Crivara and Jenna Schulte hit home runs in the doubleheader for the Eagles (17-4).

Wise was 2-for-3 with four RBIs in the first game. Natalie Clark was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Chasney Jenkins scored three runs and Tutsch had two RBIs.

Crivara went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in the second game. Walls was 4-for-4 with two doubles. Lexi Quandt went 3-for-4 and Brittney Lash was 2-for-2. Schulte drove in three runs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 19:24
 

No. 5 Eagles sweep Central Methodist

FULTON, Mo. - The fifth-ranked Kirkwood softball team swept a doubleheader from Central Methodist Tuesday, 12-2 and 15-2, with both games lasting only five innings.

Taylor Wise, Krysta Tutsch, Tara Walls, Alicia Crivara and Jenna Schulte hit home runs in the doubleheader for the Eagles (17-4).

Wise was 2-for-3 with four RBIs in the first game. Natalie Clark was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Chasney Jenkins scored three runs and Tutsch had two RBIs.

Crivara went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in the second game. Walls was 4-for-4 with two doubles. Lexi Quandt went 3-for-4 and Brittney Lash was 2-for-2. Schulte drove in three runs.

   

Undefeated Eagles rally for 9-6 victory

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. —  Shawn Simmons sparkled in relief Tuesday as the Kirkwood Community College Eagles rallied from a 6-0 deficit and defeated Westchester Community College, 9-6.

The Eagles raised their record to 8-0 on their spring trip to Winter Haven, Fla.

Westchester jumped to a 6-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but Simmons came in to pitch and shut the door the rest of the way. He allowed only one hit and no runs in 4.1 innings with five strikeouts.

Kirkwood pulled within 6-3 in the bottom of the third and made it 6-5 in the fifth inning. The Eagles scored four runs in the sixth inning for the victory.

Randy Perez went 3-for-4 and scored three runs. Shane Kemp was 3-for-4 and scored twice. Milton Croes went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a triple. Tyler Butz also had a triple.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 18:45
 

Kirkwood softball wins 3 games

CROWDER, Mo. - The Kirkwood softball team won all three of its games at the Crowder Classic in Crowder, Mo., Monday.

The fifth-ranked Eagles topped Seminole State, 4-0, on a four-hit shutout by Sam Belz. Chasney Jenkins and Erin Weno went 2-for-4.

Kirkwood swept two games from Central Methodist, 8-0 and 11-2, raising its record to 15-4 for the season.

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Eagles win 7th straight in Florida

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The Kirkwood baseball team raised its record to 7-0 Monday with two more victories on its spring trip to Winter Haven, Fla.

David Sweeting pitched a four-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts as the Eagles defeated the Canadian Baseball Academy, 11-0, in seven innings in their first game.

Kirkwood trimmed Riverland Community College, 4-3, in the bottom of the ninth inning on a two-out RBI single by Randy Perez, who was also the winning pitcher in relief.

Sweeting, who is from the Bahamas, did not walk a batter during his masterful shutout in the first game. Matt Paciello went 3-for-5 and scored three runs. Shane Kemp was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Perez was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Shawn Hagarty was 2-for-2 and scored twice.

Kirkwood's game against Riverland was tied, 3-3, heading into the bottom of the ninth. Tyler Butz led off with a single and Kemp bunted him to second base. Sulliam Rios Reyes singled to put runners at first and third with two outs. Perez followed with his RBI single up the middle to win the game.

Perez went 3-for-5 with two RBIs against Riverland. Angel Merced was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Rios Reyes and Butz also had two hits.

Jamison Steege pitched the first 6.1 innings for the Eagles. He allowed two hits and two runs, but both of the runs were unearned. Perez pitched the final 2.2 innings in relief. He struck out five batters, allowed two hits and one run.

 

 

 

Blackford hurls strong game for Eagles

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Keaton Blackford tossed a complete game for the Kirkwood Eagles Sunday in an 11-1 victory over the Bethany College junior varsity in Winter Haven, Fla.

Blackford, a Linn-Mar grad, allowed only four hits and one earned run. He struck out nine batters and walked one. Blackford spent last season at Ellsworth Community College and transferred to Kirkwood this season.

The Eagles (5-0) scored four runs in the first inning and added six runs in the sixth inning to break it open. Milton Croes and Matt Paciello went 3-for-4. Tyler Butz drove in two runs.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 16:48
   

Kirkwood wins twice in Florida

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. —  Sulliam Rios Reyes scored on a balk in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday as the Kirkwood baseball team nipped Miami-Hamilton, 7-6, in Winter Haven, Fla.

Rios Reyes led off the ninth with a walk, went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ozzie Adams and reached third on a wild pitch. Miami-Hamilton walked two batters to intentionally load the bases, but Rios Reyes trotted home with the winning run on the balk.

Adams went 3-for-4 for the Eagles. Rios Reyes was 2-for-3, scored three runs and had two RBIs. Tyler Butz had a triple and two RBIs.

Jeffrey Castillo pitched six strong innings for Kirkwood, allowing three runs on one hit and five walks. Shane Kemp picked up the victory in relief.

The Eagles (4-0) rallied for a 5-4 victory over the University of Connecticut at Avery Point in their second game Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014 20:35

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No.5 Eagles split games in Missouri

CROWDER, Mo. —  Sam Belz tossed a four-hit shutout Saturday as the fifth-ranked Kirkwood softball team from Cedar Rapids blanked Seminole State, 4-0, in their first game at the Crowder Tournament in Crowder, Mo.

Chasney Jenkins and Erin Weno went 2-for-4 for the Eagles. Jenkins, Weno, Brittney Lash and Krysta Tutsch drove in runs. Belz struck out six batters in the seven-inning game.

Kirkwood lost to Northern Oklahoma College, 2-1, in its second game Saturday despite another four-hitter by Belz. Natalie Clark drove in the only run for the Eagles (12-4).

Kirkwood is scheduled to play two more games in the tournament Sunday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014 20:04
   

Big innings give Eagles pair of wins

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Kirkwood used a pair of big innings in each game and posted two wins to open the baseball season Friday in Florida.

The Eagles used a six-run fourth frame to power past the Ontario Blue Jays, 13-5, in their opener then had an eight-run fifth inning in a 12-5 win over UConn-Avery Point.

Angel Merced had two hits and drove in four runs in the opener. Zach Patterson and Sulliam Rios Reyes had two hits and two RBIs each.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 22:45

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