AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Levi Usher had a big day for the Kirkwood Eagles Friday as they split a doubleheader with Oakton Community College on their spring trip to Florida.
Usher went 2-for-3 in the 9-8 loss in the opener with a double, home run and three RBIs. Taylor Jackson was 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Corey Graham had two hits and Jamarion Loston scored twice. Joel Vaske hit a solo home run.
The opener was tied, 8-8, heading into the bottom of the seventh. Oakton scored with two outs for the victory.
Usher went 2-for-4 in the second game with two runs, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Jackson was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs.
Carter Lawler (1-1) pitched a gem for Kirkwood in the 7-1 victory. He pitched a complete game and allowed one run on five hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Kirkwood 000 143 0 - 8 10 2
Oakton 100 250 1 - 9 12 x
Krob, Fuller (5), Freese (5), Bennett (6) and Vaske. L - Bennett (1-1). 2B - Usher. 3B - Youngquist. HR - Usher, Jackson, Vaske. RBI - Usher 3, Jackson, Youngquist, Vaske. SB - Usher, Graham 3.
Oakton 001 000 0 - 1 5 x
Kirkwood 311 101 x - 7 9 0
Lawler and Rivera-Sanchez. W - Lawler (1-1). 2B - Loston, Jackson 2, Pettigrew, Krob. RBI - Usher 2, Jackson 2, Pettigrew, Krob, Brister. SB - Usher 2, Givens.