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KCC baseball sweeps Ellsworth again

IOWA FALLS - The Kirkwood Eagles flexed their muscles Saturday and swept Ellsworth, 7-2 and 17-4, in an ICCAC conference doubleheader in Iowa Falls.

Kirkwood won all four games in the series, raising its records to 25-14 overall and 12-8 in the conference. The Eagles are tied for fourth place in the ICCAC, but are just one game out of second place.

Kal Youngquist belted a home run, scored twice and drove in four runs in the 7-2 victory in the opener. Joel Vaske was 3-for-4. Zion Pettigrew had two hits and scored twice. Taylor Jackson also scored twice.

Cameron Leff (4-1) pitched five shutout innings for the victory. He allowed only one hit, with six strikeouts and three walks.

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Peters wins Blue Boy title with eagle

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Dawson Peters of Kirkwood showed a real flair for the dramatic on Saturday.

Peters carded an eagle-2 on the first hole of a three-way playoff to claim medalist honors at the Blue Boy Invitational at The Rail Golf Course in Springfield, Ill.

Peters, Ben Epperly of Kirkwood and Peyton Keeffer of the University of Dubuque finished the 36-hole event in a three-way tie at 149 before Peters quickly ended the suspense.

The third-ranked Kirkwood Eagles won the championship by 16 shots with Peters, Epperly, Will Babcock, George Kalpakas and James Morgan all finishing in the top-7 in the standings. Kalpakas played as an individual and did not count in the team score.

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No. 5 Eagles sweep Iowa Lakes

ESTHERVILLE - The Kirkwood softball team enjoyed its 10-2 victory over Iowa Lakes in the first game of their doubleheader Saturday, so the Eagles came right back and won 10-2 in the nightcap.

Both games ended after the sixth inning due to the mercy rule.

The pair of 10-2 triumphs lifted the fifth-ranked Eagles to 36-11 overall and 15-3 in the ICCAC conference. Iowa Lakes fell to 14-26 overall and 5-13 in the league.

Lauren Kuch belted two home runs and drove in three runs in the first game. Rachel Stewart had three RBIs. Shelby Hulsebus had two hits and Sydney Albaugh drove in two runs. London Jackson swatted her 15th home run.

Erin Hocker (18-6) pitched a complete game in the opener with nine strikeouts.

Taleah Smith went 3-for-4 with a home run, scored three times and had two RBIs in the second game. Lauren Klaahsen was 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Jayme Finn hit a home run and drove in two runs. Hulsebus scored twice. Autum Barthelman had three stolen bases.

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Hocker spins 1-hitter for No. 5 Eagles

Erin Hocker tossed a one-hit shutout Friday as the fifth-ranked  Kirkwood Eagles trimmed Ellsworth, 1-0, in the first game of their  ICCAC conference doubleheader at Kirkwood.

Bradee Bouman followed Hocker's gem by pitching a two-hit shutout in  an 8-0 victory that last only five innings.

Hocker (17-6) struck out 12 batters in the 1-0 victory and did not  walk anyone. Taleah Smith drove in Shelby Hulsebus with the only run  in the ballgame in the fifth inning. The Eagles had only two hits  themselves.

Kirkwood exploded for six runs in the bottom of the first inning of  the nightcap and coasted to the 8-0 victory. Bouman (15-5) struck out  two batters and walked one.

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Eagles find strong pitching in sweep

IOWA FALLS - The Kirkwood baseball team found some hot pitchers Friday  and swept an ICCAC doubleheader from Ellsworth, 1-0 and 5-0, in Iowa  Falls.

The Eagles, who allowed 35 runs in three straight losses to DMACC last  weekend, got excellent outings from Austin Krob and Will Nigut to move  in the right direction again.

Krob tossed eight shutout innings in the 1-0 victory in the opener,  allowing just three hits with 10 strikeouts. Caleb Fuller got the  final three outs for his first save, netting two strikeouts.

The Eagles scored the only run in the top of the ninth when Taylor  Jackson came around to score. Jamarion Loston was 3-for-4 in the game.

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