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Kirkwood sweeps past Southwestern

Cedar Rapids Xavier graduate Bryce Grimm hit a key home run in the opener and had two hits and three runs scored in the nightcap as Kirkwood completed a four-game weekend sweep of Southwestern at Kirkwood.

Grimm's homer helped rally the hosts from a 3-0 deficit as the Eagles won 5-4. Kirkwood rapped out 12 hits in the nightcap completing the sweep with a 10-1 victory.

In Game 1, Grimm belted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the fourth. Randy Perez had two hits and two RBIs and pitched the seventh inning to nail down the save. Starter Emanuel Castellano allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings, striking out three to gain the win.

Grimm kept it going in the nightcap for the Eagles, who were helped by six Southwestern errors. Perez homered and Ozzie Adams had three hits and two RBIs. Adam Barbarich had two hits, scoring three times. Zach Patterson also had two hits. Darriel Checo got the win, pitching 5 1/3 innings, striking out seven while giving up six hits.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 18:35

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Kirkwood baseball sweeps Southwestern

The Kirkwood Eagles won a pair of ballgames in vastly different ways Saturday against Southwestern at the Kirkwood field.

First came a 7-6 squeaker with a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh, then came a 15-2 laugher in five innings.

The twin-killing raised Kirkwood's records to 20-13 overall and 8-6 in the conference. Southwestern fell to 8-21 overall and 4-10 in the league.

Shortstop Sulliam Rios Reyes went 6-for-8 for Kirkwood in the twinbill.

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Kirkwood splits slugfest with Blackhawks

The Kirkwood and Southeastern junior college baseball teams engaged in an old-fashioned slugfest at the Kirkwood field Saturday afternoon and finished with a split.

The fourth-ranked Blackhawks socked Kirkwood 20-9 in the first game. The Eagles rebounded for a 14-11 triumph in the nightcap.

The two clubs also split a doubleheader in West Burlington on Friday.

Kirkwood is now 18-13 overall and 6-6 in the ICCAC conference. Southeastern is 25-8 and 9-3.

Randy Perez belted a home run and drove in six runs for Kirkwood in the second game. Southeastern bolted to a 6-1 lead, but the Eagles erupted for nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 10-6 lead.

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Kirkwood nearly sweeps No. 4 Southeastern

WEST BURLINGTON - The Kirkwood baseball team came within three outs of sweeping the fourth-ranked team in the country Friday, but the Eagles had to settle for a split instead.

Kirkwood edged Southeastern 5-4 in the first game and had a 3-2 lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning of the nightcap, but the Blackhawks tied the score in the bottom of the ninth and prevailed 4-3 in 12 innings.

The split left Kirkwood at 17-12 overall and 5-5 in the ICCAC conference. Southeastern is 24-7 and 8-2.

The same two teams are scheduled for another twinbill, this time at Kirkwood Saturday at 1 p.m.

Nick Drahozal (3-2) pitched another strong game in the opener for Kirkwood. He tossed six innings and allowed only one earned run, with seven strikeouts and two walks. Randy Perez pitched the bottom of the seventh and final inning for his second save.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 21:09

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Grimm makes strong bid with Eagles

Kirkwood Coach Todd Rima has looked at seven different outfielders this season, trying to find the right combination of offense, defense and overall talent.

Based on what happened during Tuesday's doubleheader against Marshalltown, freshman Bryce Grimm of Xavier High School could be moving toward the front of the pack.

Grimm played a key role as the Eagles defeated Marshalltown, 16-7, in the second game of their non-conference doubleheader on a gorgeous 70-degree afternoon at the Kirkwood Field.

Kirkwood also won the first game, 10-0, in five innings.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:50

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