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Baseball - Oct 17, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- After being down 4-0, the Black Team scored six runs on five hits in the bottom of the fifth inning and held the lead after a late rally by the Blue Team. Game 1 went in the favor of the Blue Team (2-1) but the Black Team tied the series 1-1 after they defeated the Blue Team (6-5) on Friday afternoon. Dariel Checo of the Black team went the distance as he pitched seven innings giving up five runs on 10 hits while striking out five and walking none.

Blue scored first with Luke Hassman's RBI double plating Hayden Sloane in the second inning. Blue extended their lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning. Tyler Butz scored Sloane with an RBI triple. Hassman then scored Butz with a sacrifice fly bringing the lead to 3-0. Jared Nimrick scored the final run of the inning after a fielder's choice by Ryan Belk. In the bootom of the fifth, Adam Barbarich's bases loaded RBI single bought across Nick Bruno bringing the score to 4-1. Brandon Brittain then had a 2 RBI single plating Eric Willis and Zach Patterson. The final blow came from Inoel Nunez after a 2 RBI single scoring Barbarich and Brittain. The Blue Team rallied in the sixth inning after Noah Dostal drove in Tyler Butz, bringing the score to 6-5 but it wasn't enough as Dariel Checo got Randy Perez to pop out to end the game.

 
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Baseball - Oct 17, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- On Thursday afternoon Blue manufactured two runs, one in each the fourth and fifth inning, and cruised to a 2-1 win over Black behind strong pitching performances by Emanuel Castellano and Nick Drahozal. Castellano recieved the win as he gave up one run on four hits while striking out four and walking two. Drahozal came in relief and gave up no runs on one hit while striking out four and walking one. Austin Clemens was stellar for the Black team on the mound. Clemens gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out two and walking two.

Blue's Hayden Sloane drove in the game's first run in the fourth inning with a two-out double scoring Randy Perez. Black responded in the bottom of the fourth as Nick Bruno drove in Kolton Smith with a two-out single to center. Blue regained the lead in the fifth inning with Bryce Grimm's RBI double scoring Ryan Belk.

 
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Volleyball - Oct 16, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Kirkwood Eagle Volleyball (24-3, 6-0 ICCAC) sweeps NIACC (10-17, 1-6 ICCAC) this Wednesday in Mason City, Iowa 3-0 (25-16, 25-9, 25-15). In ICCAC play, Kirkwood is in first place with a 6-0 conference record. The ICCAC standings are: #5 Kirkwood (6-0), #10 Des Moines Area CC (5-1), Northeast CC (5-1), Iowa Lakes CC (5-2), RV Iowa Central CC (3-3), Ellsworth CC (2-4), Southwestern CC (2-5), North Iowa Area CC (1-6), and Clinton CC (0-8).

The Eagles are on the road this Friday and Saturday for Illinois Central Invite. They return to Johnson Hall on October 22nd to take on #13 Indian Hills at 6:30 p.m for Dig Pink Night.