The seventh-ranked Eagles (45-13) will face 20th-ranked NIACC (29-16) in the winner's bracket finals Saturday at 2 p.m.
Albaugh went 2-for-3 with her two homers and four RBIs. Lauren Kuch was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and six RBIs. Taleah Smith was 2-for-3 and scored twice. Shelby Hulsebus and Rachel Stewart also scored twice. Lauren Klaahsen hit a solo home run.
Ellsworth 000 10 - 1 6 0
Kirkwood 344 4x - 15 12 0
Hoffman, Smith (3) and Aulwes. Hocker, Bouman (4) and Butler. W - Hocker (24-7). L - Hoffman (7-16). 2B - Hulsebus, Kuch, Jackson, DeWitte. HR - Kuch, Albaugh 2, Klaahsen. RBI - Hulsebus, Stewart, Kuch 6, Albaugh 4, Klaahsen, Butler, DeWitte. SB - Barthelman, Smith.