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No. 5 Kirkwood softball wins twice

COLUMBUS, Ga. - The fifth-ranked Kirkwood softball team won both of  its games at the NFCA Classic Friday in Georgia.

The Eagles trimmed Northwest Florida State, 4-3, in their first game  and dumped Baltimore-Catonsville, 13-0, in the second contest.

Monika Bevans delivered an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning  to snap a 3-3 tie and give Kirkwood the victory in the opener. Bevans  had two hits and two RBIs in the game.

Morgan Frost was 3-for-4 for the Eagles. DoniRae Mayhew had two hits  and a two-run single in the first innng. Lexi Ferrari also had two hits.

Lexi Kinnaird pitched a complete game for the victory, allowing three  runs on seven hits. She struck out six batters and did not walk anyone.

Ferrari and Mayhew belted home runs for Kirkwood in the 13-0 victory  over Baltimore-Catonsville. Ferrari had two hits and drove in four  runs. Taylor Nearad was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs.

Angie McBeain pitched four innings for the victory. She allowed two  hits, with five strikeouts and no walks.

Kirkwood will face two of the top teams in the country Saturday in the  tournament. The Eagles (12-0) are scheduled to meet second-ranked  LSU-Eunice at 11:30 and will face top-ranked Jones County at 4:30.


Kirkwood        200 001 1 - 4 10 0
NW Florida St.  000 201 0 - 3 7 2

W - Kinnaird.


Baltimore-Catonsville   000 00 - 0 2 2
Kirkwood                (10)12 0x - 13 10 2

W - McBeain.




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