Jackson belts 14th homer for Eagles

London Jackson of Kirkwood
London Jackson of Kirkwood
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:47 Metro Sports Report Kirkwood 
London Jackson belted her 14th home run of the season Tuesday to help the Kirkwood Eagles dump Iowa Western, 9-1, in the first game of their non-conference doubleheader at Kirkwood.

Iowa Western won the nightcap, 11-3, in five innings.

Jackson went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and scored three runs in the 9-1  victory, which ended after six innings due to the mercy rule. She is tied for third in the country with her 14 homers.

Rachel Stewart went 2-for-4 with two runs in the victory. Lauren  Klaahsen drove in two runs. Erin Hocker (15-6) pitched a complete game, allowing one run on two hits.

Iowa Western led 11-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning of  Game 2. Kirkwood scored three times, but it was not enough to stay alive due to the eight-run mercy rule.

The split left the fifth-ranked Eagles at 31-10 at the NJCAA Division  II level. Iowa Western is 26-16 at the NJCAA Division I level.


Iowa Western     000 010 - 1 2 x
Kirkwood         202 041 - 9 10 2

Hocker and Butler. W - Hocker (15-6). 2B - Jackson, Finn. 3B - Smith.  HR - Jackson. RBI - Kuch, Jackson 4, Klaahsen 2, Finn. SB - Hulsebus  2, Barthelman.


Iowa Western     400 07 - 11 5 x
Kirkwood         000 03 - 3 6 3

Bouman, Parham (5) and Barthelman. L - Bouman (14-4). 2B - Kuch. RBI -  Hulsebus, Stewart, Kuch. SF - Kuch.