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Jim Ecker, President & Editor

No. 2 Eagles sock 6 more homers in sweep


The second-ranked Kirkwood softball team walloped six more home runs Monday and swept Ellsworth, 7-1 and 19-0, in an ICCAC conference doubleheader at the Kirkwood field.

Lexi Ferrari hit two homers, giving her five home runs in two days. Maddie Hansen, Angie McBeain, Megan Kublik and DoniRae Mayhew also knocked the ball over the fence.

Ferrari is batting .513 with eight homers and 43 RBIs. Hansen is hitting .518 with six homers and 42 RBIs. Mayhew has eight home runs this season and McBeain has six. Kublik socked her first round-tripper of the year.

The Eagles belted eight home runs on Sunday when they swept Iowa Central, giving them 14 homers in two days.

Lexi Kinnaird (11-1, 1.58 ERA) tossed a two-hitter in the 7-1 victory with 12 strikeouts and no walks. The sophomore right-hander has now collected 115 strikeouts in 71 innings, with only five walks.

McBeain (8-0, 1.94 ERA) pitched a one-hitter in the 19-0 triumph, with five strikeouts and no walks.

Taylor Nearad, Hansen and Mayhew had two hits in the first game. Hansen drove in three runs.

Kublik went 3-for-4 with five RBIs in the second game. Ferrari, Nearad, Hansen, Mayhew, Monika Bevans and Amanda Pipolo all had two hits in the 17-hit attack. Ferrari, Mayhew and McBeain drove in three runs. Nearad had two RBIs.

Kirkwood raised its records to 22-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference. Ellsworth fell to 6-13 overall and 0-4 in the league.


Ellsworth       100 000 0 - 1 2 1
Kirkwood        320 011 x - 7 11 0

W - Kinnaird. L - Yost.


Ellsworth       000 00 - 0 1 3
Kirkwood        626 5x - 19 17 1

W - McBeain. L - Burton.


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