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KCC baseball nipped twice in opener

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Kirkwood Community College baseball team  dropped a pair of one-run decisions in the season opener to Johnson  County Community College Saturday.

Kirkwood lost the first game, 6-5, and dropped the nightcap, 10-9, in  12 innings.

The Eagles (0-2) fell behind 6-1 after three innings of the opener,  but they scored twice in the fifth inning and twice in the sixth  inning to make it close.

Spencer Wiskus went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Eagles in the first  game and hit a home run.

Kirkwood took a 9-8 lead in the top of the 10th inning in the second  game, but Johnson County (8-2) scored in the bottom of the 10th to  stay alive and scored again in the 12th to win it.

Korry Howell went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs for the  Eagles in the nightcap. Colin Kreiter also went 2-for-5. Tyler Bordner  belted a home run and drove in three runs. Wiskus scored three times.

Kirkwood and Johnson County are scheduled for another twinbill Sunday.

GAME 1

Kirkwood         001 022 0 - 5 4 2
Johnson County   051 000 x - 6 5 3

W - Schwab. L - Miller.

GAME 2

Kirkwood         300 112 010 100 - 9 8 5
Johnson County   200 204 000 101 - 10 14 2

W - Van Vieck. L - Funkhouser.

 
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