The doubleheader was scheduled to be played at Iowa Central in Fort Dodge but was shifted to Cedar Rapids due to field conditions. Kirkwood is scheduled to play a twin bill at Iowa Central on Tuesday.
The split left Kirkwood at 11-7 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Iowa Central is 10-9 overall and 1-1 in the league.
Levi Usher and Zion Pettigrew had two hits for Kirkwood in the 7-4 victory in the opener. Pettigrew's hits were both doubles. Jamarion Loston and Pettigrew scored twice. Cameron Leff picked up the victory in relief, allowing one run on three innings.
Kirkwood 230 011 0 - 7 9 2
Iowa Central 031 000 0 - 4 11 x
Cowan, Leff (3), Bennett (6) and Thompson. W - Leff (2-1). S - Bennett (2). 2B - Pettigrew 2. RBI - Usher, Jackson, Pettigrew, Youngquist, Graham. SF - Graham. SB - Loston, Usher.
Kirkwood 003 110 000 - 5 14 1
Iowa Central 125 000 21x - 11 12 x
Krob, Nigut (3), Lawler 7), Frese (8) and Thompson. L - Krob. 2B - Jackson, Pettigrew, Graham, Vaske. HR - Jackson, Thompson. RBI - Loston, Jackson 2, Pettigrew, Thompson. SF - Pettigrew. SB - Usher, Jackson.