Softball

Friday Apr 26
Softball 3:30 PM
at Iowa Central Community College

No. 6 Eagles sweep Southeastern

Kirkwood third baseman London Jackson is greeted at home plate after belting a solo home run in the fifth inning to tie the score, 3-3, against Southeastern Tuesday night. The Eagles won, 6-3. (MSR photo by Margaret O'Banion)
Kirkwood third baseman London Jackson is greeted at home plate after belting a solo home run in the fifth inning to tie the score, 3-3, against Southeastern Tuesday night. The Eagles won, 6-3. (MSR photo by Margaret O'Banion)
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 04:57 Metro Sports Report
 
The sixth-ranked Kirkwood softball swept a non-conference doubleheader from Southeastern, 6-3 and 11-3 in five innings, at the Kirkwood field Tuesday afternoon.


London Jackson
belted a solo home run in the fifth inning to tie the score, 3-3, in the opener. The Eagles scored three times in the sixth for the 6-3 triumph. Jessi Butler went 2-for-2 with a triple and two  RBIs. Shelby Hulsebus was 2-for-4 in the leadoff spot.

Erin Hocker (14-5) tossed a complete game in the opener, allowing three runs on three hits with eight strikeouts.

Jackson and Lauren Klaahsen hit home runs in the 11-3 victory in the nightcap. It was Jackson's 12th homer of the season, tying her for third-most in NJCAA Division II softball.

Jackson went 2-for-2 and scored three times. Rachel Stewart was  2-for-3 and drove in three runs. Hulsebus was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Klaahsen and Lauren Kuch drove in two runs.

Bradee Bouman (12-3) allowed three runs on eight hits for the victory.

Kirkwood raised its record to 27-8 overall. Southeastern fell to 19-13.

GAME 1

Southeastern     010 002 0 - 3 3 0
Kirkwood         000 033 x - 6 9 0

Hocker and Butler. W - Hocker (14-5). 2B - Hulsebus. Finn. 3B -  Butler. HR - Jackson. RBI - Hulsebus, Jackson, Butler 2, Finn. SB -  Hulsebus, Smith, Barthelman.

GAME 2

Southeastern     001 11 - 3 8 0
Kirkwood         510 23 - 11 9 0

Bouman and Barthelman. W - Bouman (12-3). 2B - Kuch, Stewart. HR -  Jackson, Klaahsen. RBI - Hulsebus 2, Kuch 2, Jackson, Stewart 3, Finn,  Klaahsen 2. SAC - Hulsebus. SF - Kuch. SB - Hulsebus 2, Jackson,  Stewart, Finn, Harris 2, Barthelman.