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Eagles upset DMACC

By Dexter White
On April 30, 2013

  • Gonzalez rounds the bases after hitting a home run vs. DMACC at home. Photo By Dallas Wilcox
  • Freshman Ozzie Adams takes a mighty swing against DMACC on April 14. Photo By Dallas Wilcox

The Kirkwood Community College baseball team proved that it can compete with the top teams in NJCAA Division II baseball.

Kirkwood upset no. 2 in the nation Des Moines Area Community College in two games. Since then, Kirkwood has dropped six of its last eight games to move to 21-11 overall.

On April 13 the Eagles defeated DMACC in both games of a double-header. In the first game, the Eagles fell behind 0-2 in the first inning. In the bottom of the seventh, facing a 1-3 deficit, Kirkwood scored two runs to send the game into extra-innings.

The Eagles got the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth to win 4-3.

Pitcher Colin Belk remained undefeated for the season after improving his record to 6-0. He is tied for ninth in the nation for most wins.

Dairo Gonzalez and Dennis Colon each recorded an RBI in the Eagles' 3-1 victory in the second game. Jean Carlos Rosario notched the victory as pitcher.

DMACC rebounded from its losses by defeating Kirkwood twice on April 14. Dairo Gonzalez hit a homerun for Kirkwood's only score in a 7-1 loss that went 10 innings. The Eagles fell short in the second game, 1-3, after the score was tied at one until the fifth inning.

The Eagles slid to 7-9 in the ICCAC after falling to Iowa Central Community College in four games on April 20 and 21.

In 4-0 and 3-2 losses on April 20, Kirkwood recorded two errors in each game. The Eagles lost 1-2 the next day after giving up two runs in the third inning. The Eagles lost the final contest 0-3.

Kirkwood won two games on April 23 against Dakota County Technical College.

The Eagles play their final home games this season on May 4 and 5 against Southwestern Community College. 


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