Smith sparks No. 7 KCC softball

Sunday, 24 February 2019 09:18 Metro Sports Report
AUSTIN, Minn. - Taleah Smith enjoyed a big day in the leadoff spot for the Kirkwood softball team Saturday.

Smith went 7-for-8 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs as the seventh-ranked Eagles won two games at the Packer Dome.

Kirkwood scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap a  4-4 tie and defeat Rock Valley College, 9-4, in the first game.

The Eagles jumped off to a 5-0 lead in the first inning of their second game and posted a 9-6 victory over NIACC, running their record for the young 2019 season to 6-0.

Smith, Skylar Ryan and Autum Barthelman had two hits in the 9-4  victory over Rock Valley. Smith, Rachel Stewart and Randyn Carter drove in two runs. Ryan and Barthelman scored twice.

Erin Hocker (3-0) pitched a complete game against Rock Valley,  allowing four runs on seven hits.

Smith went 5-for-5 and scored twice in the 9-6 verdict against NIACC.  Ryan was 3-for-4 and drove in three runs. Lauren Kuch was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

Bradee Bouman (3-0) pitched a complete game against NIACC, allowing six runs on 10 hits.


Rock Valley     200 020 0 - 4 7 0
Kirkwood        020 205 x - 9 9 0

W - Hocker (3-0). L - Ehrenberg.


Kirkwood        501 210 0 - 9 13 0
NIACC           012 020 1 - 6 10 0

W - Bouman (3-0).