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Kirkwood tops DMACC at baseball regional

WATERLOO - The Kirkwood Eagles doubled their fun at the regional baseball tournament at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo Thursday.

The Eagles collected eight doubles and doubled the score on DMACC, 10-5, in the first round of the double-elimination tournament.

Kirkwood (34-18) faces Iowa Central (33-16) in the winner's bracket semifinals Friday at 7 p.m.

Ross Kramer, Lorenzo Elion and Spencer Wiskus had two doubles in the 16-hit attack. Wiskus also belted a home run and was 3-for-4 with  three RBIs.

Kramer was 4-for-5. Elion went 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Tyler Bordner  was 2-for-3 and Cal Clark drove in two runs.

The Eagles owned a 6-1 lead after five innings, but DMACC scored twice  in the sixth inning and once in the seventh to make it 6-4.

Kirkwood responded with a four-run outburst in the bottom of the  seventh for a 10-4 lead and coasted home from there.

Joe Funkhouser pitched 5 2/3 innings for Kirkwood and got the win. He  was touched for three runs, but only one run was earned.

Porter Hummel and Kaden Wadle finished the game out of the bullpen for  the Eagles.

DMACC faces Ellsworth in a loser's bracket game at noon on Friday. Southeastern and NIACC meet in the other winner's bracket semifinal at  3:30 today.

DMACC      001 002 101 - 5 11 0
Kirkwood   012 030 40x - 10 16 3

W - Funkhouser. L - Moore.

 
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