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Klaahsen stars as No. 4 Eagles sweep

FORT SCOTT, Kan. - Lauren Klaahsen had a day to remember for the Kirkwood softball team Sunday.

Klaahsen went 7-for-7 with a double, triple, home run and six RBIs as  the fourth-ranked Eagles swept Fort Scott, 13-0 and 10-2, in a pair of  five-inning games.

Klaahsen, the designated player for Kirkwood, went 4-for-4 in the 13-0  victory in the first game with a double, triple, two runs and three  RBIs. Randyn Carter was 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Rachel  Stewart was 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored three times. London  Jackson was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. Jessi Butler had  two hits.

Erin Hocker tossed a one-hit shutout in Game 1 with two strikeouts and  one walk.

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KCC baseball dumps Hudson Valley

AUBURNDALE, Fla. - The Kirkwood baseball team continued its lusty  hitting in Florida Sunday with a 17-7 victory over Hudson Valley.

The game was stopped in the bottom of the eighth inning by the 10-run  rule as the Eagles scored seven times in the frame.

Kal Youngquist went 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs as Kirkwood  squared its record at 6-6 for the campaign.

Taylor Jackson continued his hot hitting in Florida by going 2-for-4  with a home run, four runs scored and four RBIs. Brett Givens was  3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs.

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Mustangs bump off Culver-Stockton

A little overnight snow could not stop the Mount Mercy baseball team Sunday afternoon.

The Mustangs enjoyed the comforts of their artificial turf at the Plaster Athletic Complex and dumped Culver-Stockton, 13-3, in a Heart of America Conference game.

Blake Willenborg pitched four shutout innings as the Mustangs jumped to a 12-0 lead. Culver-Stockton finally got to Willenborg for three runs in the fifth, but by then it was too late as he raised his record to 3-0 for the campaign.

Parker Johnson went 3-for-3 with two runs and four RBIs for Mount Mercy. Evan Jackson, Nick Sueppel, Tito Berdecia and Kobi Candaroma all had two hits for the Mustangs.

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Jackson stars as Kirkwood sweeps Lakeland

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Taylor Jackson enjoyed a remarkable day for the Kirkwood baseball team Saturday.

Jackson went 8-for-9 with six RBIs as the Eagles swept Lakeland Community College, 16-5 and 10-0, as part of their spring trip to Florida.

The twin-killing lifted Kirkwood to a 5-6 record for the 2019 campaign.

Jackson was 6-for-6 with a triple, three runs and five RBIs in the 16-5 victory in the opener. The fleet center fielder served as the designated hitter in Game 2 and went 2-for-3 with two runs and another RBI.

Zion Pettigrew was 3-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs in the first game. Levi Usher also went 3-for-5 and scored three times. Gabe Lux scored four runs in the ballgame. Corey Graham was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Kirby Kerr drove in two runs and D'Eric Shenault scored twice.

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Menster sparkles for Mount Mercy

Tawny Menster sparkled as a hitter and a pitcher for Mount Mercy Saturday as the Mustangs swept a Heart of America Conference doubleheader from Waldorf at Busse Field.

Menster went 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs as the Mustangs won the first game, 9-7.

Menster moved from right field into the pitcher's circle for Game 2 and allowed only one earned run on seven hits as the Mustangs took the nightcap, 7-2, for the sweep.

The non-conference victories lifted Mount Mercy to 5-5 for the campaign.

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