BOONE - The Kirkwood Eagles have one of the best-hitting teams in junior college softball, but their offense disappeared in a pair of games against top-ranked DMACC Wednesday.
The fifth-ranked Eagles were blanked by the Bears in a pair of ICCAC conference games, 8-0 in five innings and 6-0.
Kirkwood did not get any hits in the first game. Monika Bevans led the Eagles with two hits in the second game.
DMACC is now on the verge of clinching the conference title at 36-0 overall and 18-0 in the league. Kirkwood fell to 40-8 overall and 15-5 in the conference.
The Bears won all four of their regular-season games against Kirkwood this season.
Kirkwood is on the verge of clinching second place in the conference. If DMACC and Kirkwood finish 1-2 in the standings, which is very likely, they will be assigned to different regional tournaments and different district tournaments with a clear path of both teams reaching the junior college world series.