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Eagles bounced by NIACC in regional finals

MASON CITY - Kirkwood's bid to reach the national tournament ended  quickly Sunday afternoon.

Top-ranked NIACC raced to a 21-point lead in the first quarter and  bounced the fourth-ranked Eagles, 95-73, in the regional finals to  claim a spot in the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

Kirkwood finished the season with a 29-4 record, with three of the  losses to NIACC. The Trojans head to nationals with a 32-1 mark.

NIACC tossed in 19 3-pointers in 40 attempts. Kelci Hale hit six  triples and scored 24 points. Andrea Gray made five 3-pointers and  netted 23.



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KCC baseball hits 5 HRs in sweep

GODFREY, Ill. - The Kirkwood baseball team belted five home runs  Sunday and swept Lewis & Clark, 8-3 and 18-1, in a non-conference  twinbill in Illinois.

D'Eric Shenault, Josh Fitzgerald and Gabe Lux connected for home runs  in an 8-3 victory in the opener. Kyle Moeder and Merritt McCardle  socked homers in an 18-1 stroll in the nightcap in six innings.

The Eagles (4-4) enjoyed big innings in both games. They scored six  runs in the fifth inning of the 8-3 verdict and put 13 fat runs on the  board in the sixth inning of Game 2.

Fitzgerald, Joel Vaske, Moeder and Lux all had two hits in the opener.  Lux drove in three runs and Cameron Hunter had two RBIs. Fitzgerald  and Vaske scored twice.



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No. 10 KCC softball wins pair

FORT SCOTT, Kan. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood softball hit three home  runs Sunday and swept a doubleheader from Fort Scott, 9-3 and 13-5.

The victories lifted the Eagles to 10-3 for the campaign. Fort Scott  fell to 6-8.

Sydney Albaugh went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the 9-3 victory in the  opener. Shelby Hulsebus, Autum Barthelman and Angie Gorkow were all  2-for-5. Hulsebus collected a triple. Isabelle True (4-2) pitched a  complete game for the verdict.



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Eagles face No.1 NIACC in regional finals

MASON CITY - The Kirkwood Eagles will face top-ranked NIACC in the  championship game of the women's regional basketball tournament Sunday  at 1 p.m. in Mason City.

Kirkwood enters the regional finals with a 29-3 record, with two of  the losses to NIACC (31-1).

The fourth-ranked Eagles earned a spot in the championship game by  topping Southeastern, 78-59, in the semifinals Saturday. Kirkwood led  37-32 at halftime, then used an 8-0 spurt to begin the third quarter  for a 13-point cushion at 45-32. The lead grew to 23 points midway  through the fourth quarter.

Kemara Watson shot 8-for-9 from the field and led the Eagles with 20  points. Paige Bradford was 8-for-10 and netted 17 points.



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KCC baseball sweeps Lewis & Clark

GODFREY, Ill. - The Kirkwood baseball team broke into the victory  column Saturday by sweeping a doubleheader from Lewis and Clark, 9-2  and 14-2.

The twin-killing lifted the Eagles to 2-4 for the campaign.

Brook Heinen went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs in the 9-2  victory in the opener. He also scored twice. Josh Fitzgerald was  3-for-5 with two triples in the leadoff spot and scored three times.

Kyle Moeder belted a home run and drove in two runs in Game 1. Evan  Paulus also had two RBIs.

Luke Llewellyn pitched six strong innings for the victory. He was  touched for two runs, but both of them were unearned. He struck out 12  batters and walked four.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2020 13:05



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