METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- ROCHESTER, MN-- The ninth-ranked Kirkwood softball team belted its two opponents by a combined score of 42-1 in the season openers Friday in Rochester (Minn.). The Eagles blanked Riverland, 17-0, and walloped Rochester Tech, 25-1. Both games lasted only five innings.
METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- The Kirkwood softball team is heading north this Friday to escape the cold and snow instead of heading south to begin the 2015 campaign, but there's no reason to question their sanity. The ninth-ranked Eagles will be playing two games Friday inside a bubble in Rochester, Minn., against NIACC and Rochester Tech.
"The good thing about it is, it will be dry but it probably will be 40 degrees," Kirkwood Coach Joe Yegge said Wednesday as the snow fell in Cedar Rapids. This will be a long one-day excursion for the Eagles. They'll leave for Rochester Friday morning, play their games at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., then turn around and come home.
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Krysta Tutsch hit a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to lift Louisiana Tech to a 3-2 win over Illinois Saturday in the final game of the February Freezer hosted by Mississippi State in Starkville.
With Tech trailing 2-1 in the sixth inning, Kassie Harris singled and then scored on Tutsch's fourth home run of the season - third of the tournament - to give the Lady Techsters a 3-2 advantage.
The one-run lead held up as Pauline Tufi retired six of the next seven Illinois batters in the sixth and seventh innings as the Lady Techsters completed the tournament with a 3-1 record - the only loss being a 6-4 setback against the host Bulldogs.
Tutsch had all three RBI in the game as her fourth inning single scored Tufi, who had doubled to lead off the frame. The run-scoring single tied the game at 1-1.
Illinois retook a 2-1 lead in the as the Illini recorded a two-out, run-scoring single off of Tufi, who came on in relief of Bianca Duran.
Tufi (1-0) picked up the win in relief, allowing only one hit and one walk in 2.2 innings of action.
Offensively, Tech (6-4) was led by Tutsch (2-3, 1 run, 3 RBI), Anna Cross (1-4, 1 SB), Tufi (1-3, 1 run), Harris (1-3, 1 run) and Duran (1-3).
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