VERO BEACH, Fla. - The Kirkwood baseball team got strong pitching Saturday and topped Hagerstown, 9-1, in the first game of their spring trip to Florida.
Cameron Leff allowed only three hits in five innings, with five strikeouts and two walks. Hagerstown scored an unearned run during Leff's stint on the mound.
The following day, the Eagles drubbed Muskegon in a doubleheader, 13-2 and 14-0, on the second day of its spring trip to Florida.
The Eagles (9-2) got strong pitching, lots of hitting and sparkling defense in Vero Beach.
Adam Ketelsen tossed five shutout innings in the 14-0 victory in Game 2. He allowed only four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk.
Ellison Hanna went 2-for-3 with a double, four RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases in the second game. Izaya Fullard and Joel Thompson drove in three runs for the Eagles, while Kal Youngquist and Cal Clark had two RBIs.
Fullard also had three RBIs in the 13-2 triumph in the first game. Howell, Jackson, Fullard, Hanna and Brandon Sanchez all had two hits. Hanna and Sanchez had two RBIs. Jackson scored three times. Howell and Chili Moseley scored twice. Howell and Jackson had two stolen bases.
Hunter Lee got the victory in the second game. He allowed two runs on five hits in four innings, with six strikeouts and no walks. Will Rodruck tossed three scoreless innings in relief and allowed only one hit with three strikeouts.
Hagerstown 001 000 0 - 1 5 2
Kirkwood 110 052 x - 9 11 1
W - Leff.
Muskegon 002 000 0 - 2 6 3
Kirkwood 133 015 x - 13 14 1
W - Lee.
Kirkwood 301 037 0 - 14 10 0
Muskegon 000 000 0 - 0 6 2
W - Ketelsen.