NIACC knocks off Kirkwood, 6-3

CEDAR RAPIDS - The NIACC softball team is headed to the regional title game.

No. 20 NIACC (30-16) knocked off No. 7 Kirkwood 6-3 in the championship round of the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament Saturday afternoon on the Kirkwood campus.

It is the first time the Lady Trojans have won 30 games in a season since the 2010 team was 31-26.

NIACC received a two-run home run from Kaci Sherwood, a solo home run from Marissa Norby and a three-run home run from Alyssa Laxson to score its six runs.

NIACC led 6-0 after six innings and Kirkwood scored three runs in the seventh inning.

NIACC faces Kirkwood in the regional title game at noon on Sunday. Kirkwood topped Ellsworth 15-2 in five innings in an elimination game on Saturday.

If Kirkwood tops NIACC in the noon game, the two teams would play a winner-take-all contest at 2 p.m. Kirkwood, the NJCAA Region XI-B top seed, will be the home team in Sunday's contest.

The winner of the NJCAA Region XI-B championship faces Dawson CC in Glendive, Mont. in the NJCAA District H tournament on Wednesday and Thursday in a best of 3 series. The district winner advances to the NJCAA Division II World Series May 22-25 in Clinton, Miss.

NJCAA Region XI-B tournament

At Kirkwood, Cedar Rapids

Friday's results

(2) Kirkwood 15, (7) Ellsworth 1 (5)

(3) NIACC 8, (6) Iowa Lakes 0 (5)

Saturday's results

Ellsworth 9, Iowa Lakes 2

NIACC 6, Kirkwood 3

Kirkwood 15, Ellsworth 2 (5)

Sunday's games

Noon - NIACC vs. Kirkwood - Championship game

2 p.m. - If necessary.

NIACC's 2019 season (30-16 overall)

NIACC 3, Rock Valley 2

Kirkwood 9, NIACC 6

NIACC 9, Bryant & Stratton 0

NIACC 6, Rock Valley 5

Daytona State College 5, NIACC 4

Daytona State College 10, NIACC 4

NIACC 5, Eastern Florida State 3

NIACC 7, Eastern Florida State 4

Indian River State College 4, NIACC 3

Indian River State College 9, NIACC 5

Indian Hills 1, NIACC 0

NIACC 12, Indian Hills 6

NIACC 9, North Central Missouri College 0

NIACC 3, North Central Missouri College 0

NIACC 9, Iowa Lakes 5

NIACC 15, Iowa Lakes 9

NIACC 11, Iowa Central 4

NIACC 12, Iowa Central 0 (5)

Kirkwood 2, NIACC 0

NIACC 13, Kirkwood 8

NIACC 8, Northeast CC 0 (5)

NIACC 9, Northeast CC 0 (5)

NIACC 15, Iowa Central 1 (5)

Iowa Central 4, NIACC 2

NIACC 15, Southwestern 0 (6)

NIACC 11, Southwestern 3 (5)

NIACC 13, Iowa Lakes 3 (6)

NIACC 9, Iowa Lakes 1 (5)

Indian Hills 14, NIACC 1 (6)

Indian Hills 11, NIACC 3 (5)

DMACC 9, NIACC 1 (6)

DMACC 9, NIACC 8

NIACC 10, Northeast CC 0 (5)

Northeast CC 4, NIACC 3

NIACC 8, Ellsworth 0 (5)

NIACC 6, Ellsworth 0

NIACC 8, Southwestern 0 (5)

NIACC 12, Southwestern 0 (5)

DMACC 5, NIACC 3

NIACC 10, DMACC 6

NIACC 2, Ellsworth 0

NIACC 9, Ellsworth 0 (5)

Kirkwood 5, NIACC 3

Kirkwood 6, NIACC 4

NJCAA Region XI-B tournament

NIACC 8, Iowa Lakes 0 (5)

NIACC 6, Kirkwood 3

 

 

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