CANTON, Mo. - The second-ranked Kirkwood softball team raised its record to 16-1 Saturday by sweeping a doubleheader from the Culver-Stockton junior varsity, 10-0 and 6-1.
Lexi Kinnaird continued to sparkle in the pitching circle for the Eagles. She fired a one-hit shutout in the first game with 13 strikeouts and one walk in the five-inning contest.
Kinnaird (8-1, 1.38 ERA) has struck out 100 batters in 56 innings with only four walks.
Maddie Hansen and Angie McBeain belted home runs for Kirkwood in the opener. Hansen was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Taylor Nearad went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Morgan Frost and McBeain also drove in two runs. Lexi Ferrari and DoniRae Mayhew had two hits.
Audra Bridenstine went 3-for-3 for the Eagles in the 6-1 victory in the second game. Ferrari drove in four runs. Hansen was 3-for-4. Frost was 2-for-5 and scored three times. McBeain and Monika Bevans had two hits.
McBeain (5-0, 0.94 ERA) allowed one run on three hits, with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Kirkwood 260 20 - 10 12 1
Culver-Stockton 000 00 - 0 1 3
W - Kinnaird. L - Hager.
Kirkwood 221 100 0 - 6 14 1
Culver-Stockton 100 000 0 - 1 3 3
W - McBeain. L - Lancmann.
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