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KCC softball begins with 2 shutouts

DAVENPORT - The seventh-ranked Kirkwood softball team began the 2018 season by collecting a pair of shutouts at the Winter Dome Tournament in Davenport on Saturday.

The Eagles blanked the Saint Ambrose junior varsity, 7-0, in their first outing and topped Waubonsee, 6-0, in the second game.

DoniRae Mayhew pitched five innings in the first game for Kirkwood. She allowed three hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Alli Sprague tossed the last two innings to complete the five-hit shutout.

Audra Bridenstine collected three RBIs in the victory over Saint Ambrose. Sonya McCormick, a transfer from Iowa Central, had two hits and two RBIs in her first game with the Eagles.

Natalie Halvorson, a freshman from Cedar Rapids Prairie, pitched a complete game in the 6-0 verdict over Waubonsee. She allowed only four hits with nine strikeouts and one walk.


Bridenstine had three more RBIs in the second game. Mayhew moved to shortstop against Waubonsee and had three hits. Monika Bevans and McCormick had two hits. Lauren Kuch, another freshman from Prairie, had two RBIs.

Kirkwood will play two more games in the tournament on Sunday.


Kirkwood        020 140 0 - 7
Saint Ambrose   000 000 0 - 0

W - Mayhew. 2B - Mayhew, Waugh.


Waubonsee       000 000 0 - 0
Kirkwood        024 000 x - 6


W - Halvorson. 2B - Mayhew, Kuch. 3B - Bevans.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:56 )  

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