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Softball - Mar 28, 2015

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- ROCHESTER, MN-- The Kirkwood softball team socked nine home runs Friday and cruised to a pair of easy victories in Rochester, Minn. The 11th-ranked Eagles cruised past St. Cloud Tech, 15-0, and blanked Ridgewater, 11-0. Lexie Biehl (SO/Maquoketa, IA), Brooke Prior (SO/Silvis, IL) and Alicia Crivaro (SO/Des Moines, IA) hit two home runs in the twinbill. Natalie Clark (SO/Des Moines, IA), Riley Ogden (FR/North Liberty, IA) and Lexi Quandt (SO/Davenport, IA) also cleared the bases for Kirkwood.

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Softball - Mar 25, 2015

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Kirkwood pitcher Nicky Simpson had a simple plan Sunday in cold, blustery conditions at the ballpark. Throw strikes, get quick outs, get back in the dugout, reach for the hand-warmers, climb into a warm jacket. "I think that was part of everyone's mentality that you had in the back of your head," she said. "Keep getting outs so you could get back in the dugout." The plan worked perfectly.

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Baseball - Mar 22, 2015

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Nick Drahozal had modest success as a baseball player at Xavier High school, but it was nothing special and not enough to have college recruiters knocking on his door. He actually did a little better in wrestling, finishing as high as fifth at the state tournament for the Saints. In fact, he figured wrestling might be his best bet in college.