KCC softball swept by Indian Hills

KCC softball swept by Indian Hills
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 04:45 Metro Sports Report Kirkwood 
The Kirkwood softball team was swept by Indian Hills Community College in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday at Kirkwood, 7-2 and 8-6.
Kirkwood, which is ranked No. 4 in NJCAA Division II softball, fell to  17-6 for the season. Indian Hills, which is not ranked in Division I,  raised its mark to 11-14.

Kirkwood got only two hits in the 7-2 loss in the opener. Both hits were home runs, by London Jackson and Jayme Finn. The homer by Finn was an inside-the-park shot when the left fielder dove for a line drive and missed.

The first game was tied, 2-2, after five innings, but Indian Hills scored five times in the top of the sixth to take command.

Kirkwood's bats came alive with 14 hits in the 8-6 setback in Game 2.  Lauren Kuch was 3-for-5 and scored twice. Jackson, Rachel Stewart and  Finn had two hits. Stewart drove in two runs.

The second game was tied, 4-4, after four innings, but Indian Hills scored four times in the top of the fifth for an 8-4 lead and held on for the victory. 


Indian Hills      010 105 0 - 7 11 x
Kirkwood          001 100 0 - 2 2 1

Hocker and Butler. L - Hocker (8-4). HR - Jackson, Finn. RBI - Jackson, Finn.


Indian Hills      202 040 0 - 8 8 x
Kirkwood          010 302 0 - 6 14 2

Bouman, Hocker (5) and Barthelman. L - Bouman (8-2). 2B - Harris. RBI  - Jackson, Stewart 2, Finn.