GODFREY, Ill. - The Kirkwood baseball team broke into the victory column Saturday by sweeping a doubleheader from Lewis and Clark, 9-2 and 14-2.
The twin-killing lifted the Eagles to 2-4 for the campaign.
Brook Heinen went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs in the 9-2 victory in the opener. He also scored twice. Josh Fitzgerald was 3-for-5 with two triples in the leadoff spot and scored three times.
Kyle Moeder belted a home run and drove in two runs in Game 1. Evan Paulus also had two RBIs.
Luke Llewellyn pitched six strong innings for the victory. He was touched for two runs, but both of them were unearned. He struck out 12 batters and walked four.
Joel Vaske went 2-for-3 with a homer and five RBIs in the 14-2 victory in a five-inning game in the nightcap. He also scored twice.
Fitzgerald went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs. He scored three times. Gabe Lux was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs. Heinen and D'Eric Shenault scored twice. Cade Moss was 2-for-3.
Rian Yates pitched four innings for the victory in Game 2. He allowed two runs, both of them unearned, and had five strikeouts.
Kirkwood 400 302 0 - 9 10 1
Lewis & Clark 000 200 0 - 2 3 2
Llewellyn, Smith (7) and Moss. W - Llewellyn. 2B - Paulus, Heinen. 3B - Fitzgerald 2. HR - Heinen, Moeder. SB - Vaske 2.
Kirkwood 210 56 - 14 10 4
Lewis & Clark 002 00 - 2 5 4
Yates, Elion (5) and Moss, Robles. W - Yates. 2B - Vaske. HR - Vaske, Fitzgerald. SAC - Shenault. HBP - Vaske, Moeder, Fitzgerald, Heinen, Shenault. SB - Shenault.
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