Softball

Thursday May 23
Softball 3:30 PM
vs. Des Moines Area Community College
@ Clinton, MS
NJCAA National Tournament

Jackson belts 14th homer for Eagles

London Jackson of Kirkwood belted her 14th home run of the season Tuesday to help the Eagles defeat Iowa Western, 9-1, in the first game of their doubleheader at Kirkwood. (MSR photo by Margaret O'Banion)
London Jackson of Kirkwood belted her 14th home run of the season Tuesday to help the Eagles defeat Iowa Western, 9-1, in the first game of their doubleheader at Kirkwood. (MSR photo by Margaret O'Banion)
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:47 Metro Sports Report Kirkwood 
 
London Jackson belted her 14th home run of the season Tuesday to help the Kirkwood Eagles dump Iowa Western, 9-1, in the first game of their non-conference doubleheader at Kirkwood.


Iowa Western won the nightcap, 11-3, in five innings.

Jackson went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and scored three runs in the 9-1  victory, which ended after six innings due to the mercy rule. She is tied for third in the country with her 14 homers.

Rachel Stewart went 2-for-4 with two runs in the victory. Lauren  Klaahsen drove in two runs. Erin Hocker (15-6) pitched a complete game, allowing one run on two hits.

Iowa Western led 11-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning of  Game 2. Kirkwood scored three times, but it was not enough to stay alive due to the eight-run mercy rule.

The split left the fifth-ranked Eagles at 31-10 at the NJCAA Division  II level. Iowa Western is 26-16 at the NJCAA Division I level.

GAME 1

Iowa Western     000 010 - 1 2 x
Kirkwood         202 041 - 9 10 2

Hocker and Butler. W - Hocker (15-6). 2B - Jackson, Finn. 3B - Smith.  HR - Jackson. RBI - Kuch, Jackson 4, Klaahsen 2, Finn. SB - Hulsebus  2, Barthelman.

GAME 2

Iowa Western     400 07 - 11 5 x
Kirkwood         000 03 - 3 6 3

Bouman, Parham (5) and Barthelman. L - Bouman (14-4). 2B - Kuch. RBI -  Hulsebus, Stewart, Kuch. SF - Kuch.