OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Kirkwood baseball team pounded out 21 hits, but it wasn't enough as the Eagles dropped a 19-14 slugfest to Johnson County Community College on Sunday.
Kirkwood (0-4) got five hits from former Xavier standout Bryce Grimm and four more from JT Sole, including a home run and a double.
Tyler Butz had three hits while Jack Fitzgerald, Matt Paciello, and Brandon Brittain had two apiece.
Starter Austin Clemens took the loss, allowing 10 earned runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work.
Former Linn-Mar Prep Brandt Ollinger had two hits and two RBIs for Johnson County.
Kirkwood 333 012 110 - 14 21 2
Johnson County 570 120 31x - 19 17 1
Clemens, Neuhaus (2), Morrissey (7). Baruth, Stanek (2), Leitch (6), LaPlante (9). WP - Stanek. LP - Clemens. HR: Kirkwood: Sole, Hassman.