KCC softball team scores thirty-five runs in sweep

Shelby Hulsebus
Shelby Hulsebus

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 04:48 Metro Sports Report 

 Randyn Carter

CRESTON - The Kirkwood softball team enjoyed a field day against Southwestern Community College Monday with 35 runs, 40 hits and three home runs. The fourth-ranked Eagles swept the ICCAC twin bill, 14-4 in five innings and 21-4 in six innings.

Kirkwood raised its records to 21-6 overall and 4-0 in the conference.  Southwestern, which did not field a team last year due to a lack of players, fell to 2-15 overall and 0-4 in the league.

Randyn Carter went 3-for-3 with four RBIs in the 14-4 victory in the opener. Lauren Kuch was 3-for-3 and scored four times. Lauren Klaahsen was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.

Shelby Hulsebus was 2-for-4 with a triple and home run and scored twice. Rachel Stewart was 2-for-3 and scored three times. Haley DeWitte socked a solo home run.

Erin Hocker (10-4) pitched four innings in the opener for the triumph.

Hulsebus went 6-for-6 in the leadoff spot in the 21-4 romp in the nightcap. She scored four times, had three stolen bases, collected two doubles and drove in two runs.

Taleah Smith went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, seven RBIs and three runs. Courtney Harris was 4-for-5 and scored four times. Jayme  Finn was 3-for-6 and scored twice. Stewart was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Carter was 2-for-5 and scored twice.

Bradee Bouman (10-2) pitched five innings for the victory.


Kirkwood       202 82 - 14 17 1
Southwestern   301 00 - 4 7 x

Hocker, Parham (5) and Butler. W - Hocker (10-4). 2B - Stewart,  Carter, Finn. 3B - Hulsebus. HR - Hulsebus, DeWitte. RBI - Barthelman,  Kuch, Carter 4, Klaahsen 3, DeWitte, Finn. SB - Hulsebus 2,  Barthelman, Stewart, Kuch.


Kirkwood       202 16(10) - 21 23 1
Southwestern   200 020 - 4 3 x

Bouman, Heisdorffer (6) and DeWitte. W - Bouman (10-2). 2B - Hulsebus  2, Stewart, Klaahsen, DeWitte, Harris, Smith 2. HR - Smith. RBI -  Hulsebus 2, Finn, Stewart 2, Kuch, DeWitte, Smith 7, Clemens. SF -  Kuch. SB - Hulsebus 3, Finn, Stewart, Carter, Smith.