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Jones helps Kirkwood split twinbill

Nick Jones went 4-for-6 and drove in six runs Sunday as the Kirkwood Eagles split an ICCAC doubleheader with Southwestern Community College at the Kirkwood field.

Southwestern rallied for an 11-6 victory in the first game after Kirkwood had grabbed a 6-2 lead after four innings.

The Eagles romped in the nightcap, 10-1.



Kirkwood - Baseball

KCC's Gonzalez earns national honor

Kirkwood third baseman Jairo Gonzalez has been named the NJCAA Division II National Player of the Week for his performances in eight baseball games last week.

Gonzalez, a sophomore from Florida, hit .517 with six home runs and 19 RBIs for the Eagles last week. He went 15-for-29 at the plate and scored 14 runs.

Gonzalez was named the ICCAC Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Gonzalez has a chance to win the Triple Crown in the ICCAC this season. He ranks first in the league in home runs (8), first in RBIs (44) and second in batting average (.413).


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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.



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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.


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