Eagles nipped by No. 1 Jones County

Eagles nipped by No. 1 Jones County
Saturday, 09 March 2019 08:18 Metro Sports Report Kirkwood 
COLUMBUS, Ga. - The Kirkwood women's softball team battled top-ranked  Jones County to the wire Friday, but dropped a 6-4 verdict when Jones  County scored twice in the top of the seventh.


The fourth-ranked Eagles finished with a 1-2 record on the first day  of their trip to Georgia. They lost to Indian River, 7-1, in their second game Friday and topped Rock Valley, 6-3, in eight innings in their final contest.

The outcomes left Kirkwood with a 9-2 record for the campaign.

Taleah Smith continued her hot hitting for Kirkwood. She went 7 for 12  in the three ballgames and scored three runs. Smith is hitting .622  for the campaign.

Rachel Stewart went 3-for-10 with two doubles and three RBIs. London  Jackson was 3-for-10 with a home run and two RBIs. Jessi Butler had two big RBIs in the win over Rock Valley.

Erin Hocker (4-1) got the victory against Rock Valley by pitching 6  1/3 innings in relief, allowing only one earned run on five hits. She struck out six batters and did not walk anyone.

GAME 1

Jones County    000 202 2 - 6 7 x
Kirkwood        101 101 0 - 4 8 1

L - Hocker (3-1). 2B - Jackson. RBI - Smith, Stewart, Jackson. SB -  Stewart, Barthelman (2).

GAME 2

Kirkwood        000 010 0 - 1 5 1
Indian River    011 230 x - 7 8 x

L - Bouman (4-1). HR - Jackson. RBI - Jackson. SB - Smith, Kuch, Carter.

GAME 3

Kirkwood        000 012 03 - 6 7 0
Rock Valley     020 010 00 - 3 7 x

W - Hocker (4-1). 2B - Stewart (2), Kuch. RBI - Stewart (2), Butler  (2), Kuch. SB - Smith (2).