NORFOLK, Neb. - Haley DeWitte belted two home runs Sunday to help the Kirkwood softball team blank Northeast Community College, 9-0, in the second game of their ICCAC conference doubleheader.
The fourth-ranked Eagles won the opener, 12-3, for the sweep.
Kirkwood hit five home runs in the doubleheader and raised its records to 19-6 overall and 2-0 in the league. Northeast fell to 2-18 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
Lauren Klaahsen went 4-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBIs in the first game. She also scored three times. Randyn Carter was 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored three runs. Jamye Finn was 3-for-4 and had four stolen bases.
Jessi Butler hit two doubles and drove in three runs in Game 1. Lauren Kuch had two RBIs. Autum Barthelman had two hits. Rachel Stewart hit a solo homer. Erin Hocker pitched a complete game for the victory.
Carter went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs and two RBIs in the second game. DeWitte belted her two homers and had four RBIs. Kuch drove in two more runs. Bradee Bouman pitched a one-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in the five-inning game.
Kirkwood 000 253 2 - 12 18 1
Northeast 000 003 0 - 3 4 0
Hocker and Butler. Anderson, McKewon (5) and Berryman. W - Hocker. L - Anderson. 2B - Carter 2, Klaahsen, Butler 2, Barthelman. HR - Stewart, Klaahsen. RBI - Stewart, Kuch 2, Klaahsen 3, Butler 3, Barthelman, Harris. SF - Kuch. SB - Finn 4, Klaahsen, Butler, Harris.
Kirkwood 602 10 - 9 8 0
Northeast 000 00 - 0 1 2
Bouman and DeWitte. McKewon and Berryman. W - Bouman. L - McKewon. 2B - Barthelman. HR - Carter, DeWitte 2. RBI - Kuch 2, Carter 2, Barthelman, DeWitte 4. SB - Finn, Stewart, Kuch, Carter.