NIACC, Kirkwood meet at regional tournament

NIACC third baseman Ezequias Encarnacion throws to first for the out during Thursday's regional tournament game against Northeast CC.
NIACC third baseman Ezequias Encarnacion throws to first for the out during Thursday's regional tournament game against Northeast CC.

CLINTON - The NIACC baseball team will face Kirkwood at 1 p.m. Friday in the second round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament at Ashford University Field.

NIACC advanced in the winner's bracket with a 7-2 opening-round win over Northeast CC Thursday evening. Sophomore Spencer Chirpich gained the complete-game win,

Kirkwood moved on with a 9-1 win over DMACC on Thursday.

NJCAA Region XI tournament

Wednesday's play-in game

Northeast CC 11, Iowa Lakes 9

Thursday's games

Ellsworth 8, Iowa Central 7

Kirkwood 9, DMACC 1 (8)

NIACC 7, Northeast CC 2

Friday's games

Southeastern 16, Ellsworth 8 (8)

1 p.m. - Kirkwood vs. NIACC

4 p.m. - DMACC vs. Northeast CC (elimination game)

Saturday's games

Noon - Iowa Central vs. NIACC/Kirkwood loser (elimination game)

3 p.m. - DMACC/Northeast CC winner vs. Ellsworth (elimination game)

6 p.m. - Southeastern vs. NIACC/Kirkwood winner

Note - Two elimination games are set for noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday with the championship game set for 6 p.m. Sunday. If necessary, a second championship game will be played at noon on Monday.

 

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