Kirkwood won all four games in the series, raising its records to 25-14 overall and 12-8 in the conference. The Eagles are tied for fourth place in the ICCAC, but are just one game out of second place.
Kal Youngquist belted a home run, scored twice and drove in four runs in the 7-2 victory in the opener. Joel Vaske was 3-for-4. Zion Pettigrew had two hits and scored twice. Taylor Jackson also scored twice.
Cameron Leff (4-1) pitched five shutout innings for the victory. He allowed only one hit, with six strikeouts and three walks.
Kirby Kerr, who has not seen much playing time this season, served as the DH in the second game and went 4-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored. Levi Usher was 3-for-4 and scored three times in the leadoff spot.
Kirkwood 000 430 0 - 7 10 0
Ellsworth 000 000 2 - 2 4 x
Leff, Elion (6), Mann (7), Frese (7) and Thompson. W - Leff (4-1). HR - Youngquist. RBI - Youngquist 4, Vaske, Thompson, Lux.
Kirkwood 110 384 - 17 15 0
Ellsworth 021 100 - 4 7 x
Day, Frese (3), Cowan (6) and Thompson. W - Frese (3-1). 2B - Pettigrew. 3B - Jackson. HR - Brister, Kerr. RBI - Usher, Pettigrew 4, Jackson 3, Youngquist, Vaske, Brister, Thompson, Kerr 3, Givens. SAC - Loston 2. SF - Youngquist. SB - Usher.