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.
Kirkwood 000 000 3 - 3 8 0
Ellsworth 000 100 0 - 1 5 0
WP - Steege. LP - Alverez. SV - Checo
Kirkwood 201 020 244 - 15 16 4
Ellsworth 000 100 500 - 6 8 3
WP - Clemens. LP - Cardenas