FARMINGTON, Mo. - Taylor Nearad belted three home runs and drove in eight runs as the second-ranked Kirkwood softball team demolished Mineral Area College, 37-0, in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday.
Kirkwood won the first game, 6-0.
Nearad went 4-for-6 and scored six runs in the 37-0 onslaught. Morgan Frost was 5-for-6 with two homers and six RBIs. Angie McBeain was 4-for-6 with a homer, four RBIs and five runs.
Lexi Ferrari was 4-for-7 with a homer and three RBIs. Monika Bevans and Audra Bridenstine socked two home runs apiece.
All told, Kirkwood hit 11 home run in five innings in the 37-0 victory. The Eagles scored 11 runs in the first inning, 10 runs in the fourth inning and 10 more runs in the fifth.
McBeain (6-0) pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and one walk in the blowout.
McBeain also hit a home run in the 6-0 victory. Bridenstine had two hits and Nearad scored two runs.
Lexi Kinnaird (9-1) tossed a one-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk in the opener.
Kirkwood raised its record to 18-1.
Kirkwood 010 120 2 - 6 7 0
Mineral Area 000 000 0 - 0 1 2
W - Kinnaird. L - Jones
Kirkwood (11)42 (10)(10) - 37 30 0
Area Mineral 000 00 - 0 0 4
W - McBeain. L - Gardner.
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