BOONE - The Kirkwood Eagles have the top-ranked softball team in the country, but they'll probably finish as the No. 2 team in their own league.
The Eagles split a doubleheader at DMACC Friday, winning the opener 2-1 and dropping the nightcap 8-5.
The split left DMACC with a 21-1 record in the ICCAC conference with four games left in the race. Kirkwood is 20-2 and will need help from another team to win the title.
Kirkwood trailed 1-0 heading into the top of the sixth inning in the opener when it broke through with two runs.
Maddie Hansen collected a one-out single and was replaced by pinch-runner Amanda Pipolo, who stole second to get into scoring position. Morgan Frost delivered a two-out double to tie the game 1-1, then Angie McBeain hit another double to drive in Frost and give the Eagles a 2-1 edge.
Lexi Kinnaird (22-2, 1.25 ERA) kept DMACC off the board in the bottom of the sixth and seventh to finish the victory. Kinnaird tossed a five-hitter for the victory. Read more...