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Friday, December 14, 2018
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Kirkwood - Baseball

Howell ready to sign with Brewers

Korry Howell was selected in the Major League draft on Wednesday for  the second straight year.

This time, the shortstop from Kirkwood Community College is ready to  sign a pro contract.

Howell was picked in the 12th round of the MLB draft by the Milwaukee  Brewers with the 365th pick overall.

Howell told Hawk Central and the Des Moines Register that he'll "most  likely" sign with the Brewers. If so, he'll head to the minor leagues  and not accept his scholarship with the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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Kirkwood - Baseball

Eagles limping home from World Series

ENID, Okla. - The Kirkwood Eagles will be kicking themselves all the way home from Oklahoma, but it's too late now.

Coach Todd Rima's club played another sloppy game at the NJCAA Division II World Series on Sunday and was eliminated by Scottsdale, 9-8, in a losers bracket game at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

Kirkwood began the tournament as the No. 3 seed, but the Eagles lost to No. 6 Madison in the opening round Saturday and fell to No. 7 Scottsdale in the consolation bracket.

Kirkwood committed seven errors and blew a 9-1 lead in an 18-9 loss to Madison, then the Eagles walked six batters, hit four others and committed three more errors against Scottsdale.

Kirkwood's first trip to the World Series since 1999 ended in frustration with a 42-17-1 overall record.

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Kirkwood - Baseball

KCC baseball stumbles at national tourney

ENID, Okla. - The Kirkwood Eagles' defense let them down at the national tournament on Saturday.

Kirkwood committed seven errors and lost to Madison Area Technical  College, 18-9, in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II World  Series at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Okla.

The game was stopped after eight innings due to the college mercy rule.

Kirkwood got off to a fast start and led, 9-1, after three innings,  but the rest of the game was a disaster for the Eagles. Madison  drubbed the Eagles, 17-0, during the next five innings when Kirkwood  committed all seven of its errors.

Kirkwood (42-16-1) will face Scottsdale (29-31) in a losers bracket game on Sunday at 10 a.m. in an effort to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament.

The Eagles used three of their top starting pitchers on Saturday with  Peyton Long throwing four innings, Adam Ketelsen lasting only one  inning and Cameron Leff throwing two innings. That will make it harder  for the Eagles to bounce back in the losers bracket with Long,  Ketelsen and Leff having already seen action.

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Kirkwood - Baseball

KCC golfers take 5th at national tourney

FOLEY, Ala. - The Kirkwood men's golf team displayed remarkable balance all week and placed fifth at the NJCAA Division II national tournament at the Glen Lakes Golf Course in Foley, Ala.

All five Eagles finished in a cluster, separated by only four shots of each other after 72 holes.

JD Goodfellow led Kirkwood in 17th place at 5-over-par 293. Niall Powell was 23rd at 7-over 295, Max Thrune finished 25th at 8-over 296, Ryan Morrison tied for 27th at 9-over 297 and Dawson Peters also tied for 27th at 9-over 297.

The Eagles posted their best round of the tournament Thursday with a collective team score of 1-under-par 287. Powell fired a 3-under 69 Thursday to lead the way and Peters shot a 1-under 71.

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Kirkwood - Baseball

Kirkwood golfers 6th at nationals

FOLEY, Ala. - The Kirkwood men's golf team enjoyed its best round at  the junior college national tournament this week and stands in sixth place heading into the final 18 holes Thursday.

JD Goodfellow fired a 2-under-par 70 and Ryan Morrison posted a 1-under 71 to help the Eagles stay in contention for a top-5 finish at the NJCAA Division II tournament at Glen Lakes Golf Club.

Kirkwood has a 54-hole score of 884, just two shots out of fifth place.

Goodfellow and Max Thrune are tied for 11th place in the individual standings at 3-over 219. They are currently three shots out of 10th  place.

Ryan Morrison of Kirkwood is tied for 35th at 8-over 224. Dawson Peters and Niall Powell are tied for 38th at 10-over 226.

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