CEDAR RAPIDS – The Marshalltown Community College men’s baseball team had a difficult midweek run on Wednesday when the Kirkwood CC Eagles swept the Tigers 6-0 and 10-4.
In the doubles opening match, Kirkwood’s pitching from starting Tucker Christensen kept the Tigers (11-35) completely off the scoreboard. In six rounds of work, Christensen gave up only five hits. In the second excavation, MCC starter Josh Ironside gave up five hits, one walk and six runs (four earned) while hitting four. The match ended after seven rounds.
The Tigers also gave up two home runs for Andrew Nord and Josh Fitzgerald. Joel Suraganan had two hits to lead MCC.
In game two, the Tigers came on the board early and scored three races in the first three rounds.
Kirkwood gathered to tie the game at 4-all before scoring four times at the bottom of the sixth and twice more at the eighth.
Ernesto Moreno Jr., Luke Pell and Weston Durman ran in one race each, and Bryan Morales brought in one race on a sacrificial fly.
MCC has a weekend series with the Iowa Lakes at home Saturday and Sunday.
Tigers no match for Eagles
A final home for the softball team at Marshalltown Community College was not enough to give the Tigers a win over the 11th-ranked Kirkwood Eagles on Wednesday. The 8-0 and 13-3 losses drop the Tigers to 9-45 this season.
In game one, the MCC bats were shut down in what has been an all too frequent occurrence late in the season. MCC had four hits – all singles – and struck out 10 times on the plate. Reagan Emerick, Reagan McIlrath, Sabrina McKay and Claire Skinner had one hit each.
Tigers pitcher Bailey Ashton, without race support, gave up eight races (seven earned) and eight hits in seven innings at work. However, she recorded seven strikes.
Game two produced some races for MCC – but unfortunately for the Tigers, Kirkwood also had a more powerful game on the plate. Kodie Hoskey had a difficult game on the mound and gave up 12 hits and 13 runs (11 of them earned) while striking out five strokes. The Eagles hit three home runs.
MCC scored two in the first and one in the fifth. Maggie Harrison hit a two-run homer and Lexy Davis also ran in the race.
The Tigers visit the Iowa Lakes on Saturday and Sunday.