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Kirkwood - Baseball

Gonzalez swings hot bat for Kirkwood

Dairo Gonzalez did not speak a word of English when he moved from Cuba to Florida with his family when he was 14 years old, but he could sure swing a baseball bat.

He speaks English very well now. And he can still swing that bat.

Gonzalez, now 19 and a sophomore a Kirkwood Community College, went on a rampage last week when he went 17 for 30 with six homers and 18 RBIs to help the Eagles (27-13) get on the winning path again.

He's been named the ICCAC Player of the Week for his exploits as he warmed up with the favorable weather.



Kirkwood - Baseball

Eagles launch 11 homers in weekend

IOWA FALLS - The Kirkwood baseball team socked 11 home runs during a four-game series at Ellsworth Community College this weekend and came home with three victories.

The Eagles swept Ellsworth on Sunday, 13-6 and 13-0 in five innings. The teams split a doubleheader on Saturday.

Kirkwood raised its records to 26-13 overall and 10-10 in the ICCAC.

Dairo Gonzalez went 8-for-15 in the four-game series with four home runs and 11 RBIs. He went 17-for-30 for the entire week with six homers and 18 RBIs.



Kirkwood - Baseball

Eagles split twinbill with Muscatine

MUSCATINE - The Kirkwood Eagles traded a pair of one-run victories with Muscatine Wednesday in junior college baseball at Muscatine.

Kirkwood won the first game, 7-6, in eight innings. Muscatine captured the second game, 11-10.

The split left the Eagles with a 22-12 record, surpassing last year's victory total when they finished 21-33.


Kirkwood - Baseball

Eagles snap 6-game skid with sweep

The Kirkwood Eagles snapped a six-game losing streak Tuesday by sweeping a doubleheader from Dakota Tech, 2-1 and 7-2, at the Kirkwood baseball field.

The Eagles (21-11) won the first game in the bottom of the eighth inning when Jean Carlos Rodriguez drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs to drive in Alex Thompson.

Kirkwood tied the opener, 1-1, in the bottom of the seventh on a pinch-hit double by Dennis Colon.



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Lost weekend for Kirkwood ballclub

FORT DODGE - The Kirkwood baseball team, struggling to score runs, dropped its second straight doubleheader to Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge Sunday.

The Eagles scored only three runs in four games all weekend and were shut out twice.

Iowa Central swept Sunday's doubleheader, 2-1 and 3-0.

Iowa Central swept Saturday's twinbill, 4-0 and  3-2, as the Eagles wasted good pitching of their own.



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