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Jackson socks 2 homers for Eagles

ALTUS, Okla. - Taylor Jackson belted two home runs for the Kirkwood Eagles in an 8-3 loss to Western Oklahoma State in the second game of their doubleheader Saturday.

Western Oklahoma State, which is ranked eighth in the country, captured the first game 13-6 by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The two setbacks dropped the 10th-ranked Kirkwood Eagles to 2-4 for the season.

Jackson provided all the offense for Kirkwood in the 8-3 loss in the nightcap. The Eagles had only two hits in the ballgame and Jackson had both of them with his home runs.

Kirkwood had a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning in the opener, but Western Oklahoma got on the board in the bottom of the third and tacked on five runs in the bottom of the fourth to take command.



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No. 10 KCC baseball team falls

ALTUS, Okla. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood baseball team traveled to  western Oklahoma in search of warmer weather Friday and lost to  eighth-ranked Western Oklahoma State College, 11-1, in seven innings.

Western Oklahoma State (16-2) scored five runs in the second inning  and tacked on five more runs in the seventh inning to end the game by  the 10-run mercy rule.

Kirkwood (2-2) collected only five hits. Zion Pettigrew hit a double  and D'Eric Shenault had a triple.



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Cowan shines as Eagles top Cuyahoga

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Cam Cowan pitched five strong innings Saturday as the  ninth-ranked Kirkwood baseball team defeated Cuyahoga Community College, 16-9, in Ohio.

The Eagles compiled a 2-1 record in the three-game series.

Cowan allowed only one hit in five shutout innings, with five strikeouts and two walks.

Kirkwood scored eight runs in the second inning and owned a 16-3 lead after seven frames. Cuyahoga tallied six times in the eighth inning to make the score more respectable.



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No. 9 Kirkwood baseball splits openers

AVON, Ohio - The ninth-ranked Kirkwood baseball team began the 2019  season by splitting a doubleheader against Cuyahoga Community College  in Ohio Friday afternoon.

The Eagles won the first game, 7-5, in nine innings. Cuyahoga took the  nightcap, 3-1, in a game shortened to six innings due to darkness.

The temperature at game-time Friday for the opener was 33 degrees.

Jackson Bennett was the winning pitcher and collected the game-winning  RBI for Kirkwood in Game 1. Bennett pitched three strong innings in  relief and gave the Eagles a 6-5 lead in the top of the ninth when he  hit for himself.

Bennett did not allow any hits or runs in the last three innings, with  four strikeouts and one walk. Carter Lawler also pitched three  scoreless innings in relief in Game 1.



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Todd Rima honored by IHSBCA

Kirkwood Coach Todd Rima was honored by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association at its annual awards banquet Saturday night at the Marriott Hotel in Cedar Rapids.

Rima was named the IHSBCA College Coach of the Year for junior college coaches. Brian Wede of Northwestern College won the award for four-year schools.



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