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Kirkwood baseball sweeps Iowa Lakes

The Kirkwood baseball team swept a conference doubleheader from Iowa Lakes Friday to reach the 30-win plateau for the third straight year under Coach Todd Rima.

Kirkwood won the first game, 10-4, behind effective pitching by Nick Drahozal and a grand slam by Austin Saikal. The Eagles captured the second game, 8-7, in 10 innings.

Kirkwood raised its records to 30-19 overall and 15-11 in the ICCAC conference. The Eagles finished 30-16 in 2013 and 30-18 in 2014 under Rima.

Drahozal worked 6 2/3 innings in the opener and allowed three earned runs. Bryce Grimm, his former teammate at Xavier, went 3-for-4 and scored three runs. Adam Barbarich and Ozzie Adams were also 3-for-4. Sulliam Rios Reyes was 2-for-4.

Kirkwood trailed 7-6 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning of the nightcap. The Eagles scored once in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings, then prevailed in the 10th.

Randy Perez got the victory in relief. Barbarich was 3-for-5 with two doubles. Adams was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Grimm, Perez, Saikal and Jack Fitzgerald had two hits. Adams drove in two runs.

Iowa Lakes fell to 29-19 and 8-18. The same two teams will play another twinbill Saturday at Kirkwood at noon.

Game 1

Iowa Lakes     000 310 0 - 4 8 1
Kirkwood       100 036 x - 10 14 2

W - Drahozal. L - Mose.

Game 2

Iowa Lakes     000 003 211 0 - 7 11 4
Kirkwood       300 101 011 1 - 8 16 4

W - Perez. L - Agnew.


Kirkwood - Baseball

Eagles sweep twinbill at Ellsworth

IOWA FALLS - Kirkwood scored three runs in the top of the seventh to rally for a 3-1 win over Ellsworth in the opener of an ICCAC baseball twinbill on Monday.

The Eagles (28-19 overall, 13-11 ICCAC) got the offense cranking in Game 2, winning 15-6.

Randy Perez and Ozzie Adams each had RBIs in the key seventh-inning rally in the opener. Both had doubles in the game as Kirkwood had eight hits.

Jamison Steege pitched 6 1/3 innings of five-hit baseball. Dariel Checo got the final two outs on just six pitches to earn the save.

In Game 2, Kirkwood broke open a close game late, scoring 10 runs over the final three innings.

Perez had four of Kirkwood's 16 hits, driving home five runs. Sulliamn Rios Reyes had three hits and drove home four runs. Bryce Grimm scored four runs for the Eagles.

Austin Clemens pitched six innings to get the win, striking out seven.

Game 1

Kirkwood  000 000 3 - 3 8 0
Ellsworth   000 100 0 - 1 5 0

WP - Steege. LP - Alverez. SV - Checo

Game 2

Kirkwood  201 020 244 - 15 16 4
Ellsworth  000 100 500 -  6   8  3

WP - Clemens. LP - Cardenas


Kirkwood - Baseball

Kirkwood just misses out on sweep

IOWA FALLS - After winning the opener 13-3, the Kirkwood baseball team saw a 7-3 advantage slip away in the bottom of the ninth inning of the nightcap as Ellsworth rallied to gain an 8-7, 10-inning triumph.

The Eagles (27-20, 12-2) dominated the opener. Randy Perez had four hits and three RBIs. Former Xavier standout Bryce Grimm had two hits, including a home run, and drove home four runs. Sulliam Rios Reyes had two hits and two RBIs as did Luke Hassman.

Another former Xavier prep, Nick Drahozal, pitched six innings to get the win, allowing five hits, while striking out six.

Adam Barbarich three hits and three RBIs in Game 2. Perez and Eric Willis had hits apiece.

The teams conclude the four-game series with a doubleheader Monday at 1 p.m.

Game 1

Kirkwood  300 311 5 - 13 16 1
Ellsworth  000 020 1 -   3  7  2

WP - Drahozal. LP - Aponte

Game 2

Kirkwood  000 110 302 0 - 7  9  4
Ellsworth  200 010 004 1 - 8 14 6

W - Christopherson. L - Neuhaus


Kirkwood - Baseball

Kirkwood sweeps baseball twinbill

MARSHALLTOWN - The Kirkwood baseball team got good hitting and good pitching Tuesday and swept a non-conference doubleheader from Marshalltown, 8-2 and 12-4.

The Eagles (25-18) collected 14 hits in both games. Ozzie Adams led the offense with six hits.

Bryce Grimm went 2-for-5 with three RBIs for Kirkwood in the opener. Adams was 3-for-4. Sulliam Rios Reyes was 2-for-3 with two doubles. Eric Willis and Adam Barbarich also had two hits.

Ethan Howard allowed two runs in four innings and got the victory in Game 1. Nolan Even pitched three shutout innings for a save.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 19:31



Kirkwood - Baseball

KCC baseball braces for triple-header

MASON CITY - The Kirkwood baseball team could be headed for a long day at the ballpark Sunday.

The Eagles lost to NIACC, 5-1, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday in Mason City, but the second game was suspended in the fifth inning due to rain with the score 0-0.

Kirkwood and NIACC were scheduled to play another doubleheader Sunday in Mason City. Now they will finish the suspended game at 1 p.m., followed by the twinbill.

The Eagles got only four hits in the 5-1 loss Saturday. Hayden Sloane went 2-for-4. Nick Drahozal pitched a complete game for Kirkwood, allowing five runs on 10 hits.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015 22:44



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