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Kirkwood baseball sweeps Iowa Lakes

The Kirkwood Eagles have put themselves in position to win the ICCAC conference baseball title this season.

Now they have to finish the job.

Kirkwood swept a doubleheader from Iowa Lakes, 8-5 and 8-7, Sunday at the Kirkwood field and is just one game out of first place in the  ICCAC standings with eight games left.

Southeastern leads the league with a 12-4 record, followed by Kirkwood (11-5), NIACC (10-6), Iowa Central (12-8), DMACC (11-9), Ellsworth (3-13) and Iowa Lakes (1-15).

Kirkwood finishes the conference race with a four-game series at NIACC April 29-30, then is scheduled to host Southeastern in a four-game set May 5-6 in a possible showdown for the title.

The Eagles won the nightcap against Iowa Lakes Sunday on a walk-off homer by Lorenzo Elion with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, snapping a 7-7 tie.

Kirkwood trailed in the nightcap 4-1, but the Eagles battled back and took a 7-4 lead in the bottom of the eighth. Ross Kramer collected an  RBI double to snap a 4-4 tie and give Kirkwood a 5-4 lead, then Cal Clark belted a two-run homer for a 7-4 margin.

Iowa Lakes responded with three runs in the top of the ninth, however, to tie the game at 7-7.



Kirkwood - Baseball

Kirkwood baseball splits with Iowa Central

FORT DODGE - Another day, same result.

The Kirkwood baseball team split another doubleheader with Iowa  Central Monday, dropping the opener 3-2 and taking the nightcap 10-6  in 10 innings.

The Eagles and Tritons also split their doubleheader Sunday in the  four-game series.

Lorenzo Elion belted two home runs for Kirkwood in the 10-6 victory.  Colin Kreiter and Ellison Hanna also hit homers to help power the  Eagles.

Kreiter went 4-for-4 with his home run, three RBIs and three runs  scored in the triumph. Korry Howell was 3-for-6 in the leadoff spot.  Elion finished with three RBIs and Hanna had two RBIs.

Kaden Wadle picked up the victory with 3 1/3 strong innings in relief.  He did not allow any hits or runs during his stint on the mound and  walked only one batter while finishing the game.

Kirkwood scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game,  6-6. It stayed tied until the Eagles scored four times in the 10th.

Peyton Long was the hard-luck loser for Kirkwood in the 3-2 setback in  the opener. He allowed three runs in six innings, with nine strikeouts  and only one walk.

Kreiter homered in the first game, giving him two round-trippers for  the afternoon. Spencer Wiskus had two hits, but the Eagles had only  four hits in the game.

Kirkwood has a 25-12 overall record, and seven of those losses have  been by one run. The Eagles are 7-5 in the conference, two games out  of first place.

Iowa Central is 24-13 overall and 10-6 in the league, just one game  behind Southeastern.


Kirkwood       011 000 0 - 2 4 1
Iowa Central   100 200 x - 3 6 0

W - Steffens. L - Long


Kirkwood       000 120 300 4 - 10 14 3
Iowa Central   003 102 000 0 - 6 10 0

W - Wadle. L - Kearns.


Kirkwood - Baseball

Funkhouser tosses shutout as Eagles split

FORT DODGE - Joe Funkhouser tossed a four-hit shutout Sunday as the Kirkwood Eagles blasted Iowa Central, 14-0, in the second game of an  ICCAC conference doubleheader at Fort Dodge.

Iowa Central won the first game, 4-2.

Funkhouser moved into the four-man rotation for the first time this season and gave the Eagles a big lift. He struck out three batters and walked three in the lopsided victory, which was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule.

Tyler Border hit a solo home run for Kirkwood in the 14-0 victory. Lorenzo Elion ws 3-for-3 and drove in three runs. Chili Moseley was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Korry Howell, Toran Shahidi and General McArthur all had two hits. Howell and Colin Kreiter drove in two runs. Howell scored three runs  in the leadoff spot. Moseley, Cal Clark and McArthur scored twice.

Hunter Lee pitched a complete game for Kirkwood in the 4-2 setback in the opener. He allowed four runs on five hits in six innings, with nine strikeouts and three walks.

Bordner had two hits in the first game.

The split left Kirkwood at 24-11 overall and 6-4 in the conference. Iowa Central is 23-12 overall and 9-5 in the league.

Kirkwood and Iowa Central are scheduled for another doubleheader Monday in Fort Dodge. The four-game series was originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, but was pushed back to Sunday and Monday due to weather.


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Kirkwood baseball sweeps Clarke JV

The Kirkwood baseball team raised its record to 21-10 Friday by sweeping the Clarke junior varsity, 10-1 and 9-6, at the Kirkwood field.

Austin Miller, Porter Hummel and Trey Crowley combined on a  three-hitter in the 10-1 victory in the first game. Miller went four  innings and collected the win.

Lorenzo Elion went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs in the first  game. Spencer Wiskus and Chili Moseley also drove in three runs. Tyler Bordner had three hits. Colin Kreiter and Wiskus had two hits.

Kreiter went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs in the 9-6 victory in the second game. Moseley belted a home run and drove in two runs. Cal Clark was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

Joe Funkhouser picked up the victory with 3 1/3 innings in relief.


Clarke JV    100 000 0 - 1 3 0
Kirkwood     203 023 x - 10 14 0

W - Miler.


Clarke JV    300 120 0 - 6 4 3
Kirkwood     120 402 x - 9 7 0

W - Funkhouser.


Kirkwood - Baseball

Long helps Eagles split with DMACC

The Kirkwood Eagles needed a starting pitcher to go deep into a ballgame to salvage the final game of a four-game series with DMACC Tuesday at the Kirkwood field.

Peyton Long answered the call.

Long tossed eight strong innings as the Eagles trimmed DMACC, 4-2, in the second game of Tuesday's twinbill.

DMACC won the first game, 5-2.

Long allowed only one run on six hits, with six strikeouts and two walks. He threw 109 pitches and gave the bullpen a much-needed rest in  the last game of the series.

Kirkwood lost the first three games of the series, and none of their starting pitchers lasted more than 3 1/3 innings in any of those games.



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