NIACC falls in regional title games

NIACC center fielder Kaitlyn Carlson catches a fly ball in Sunday's second game.
NIACC center fielder Kaitlyn Carlson catches a fly ball in Sunday's second game.

CEDAR RAPIDS - The NIACC softball team fell to Kirkwood in the NJCAA Region XI-B title games on Sunday on the Kirkwood campus.

Kirkwood topped NIACC 5-0 in the first game and the Eagles won the regional title with a 8-0 five-inning victory in the winner-take-all-contest.

Kirkwood now 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.

In the first game Sunday, Kirkwood's Erin Hocker tossed a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk. The Eagles scored one run in the first inning and four runs in the fourth inning off NIACC pitcher Kylie Sherwood.

In the second game, Hocker (26-8) threw a one-hit shutout. The Eagles scored four runs in the second inning, two in the third frame and two more in the fifth inning off NIACC's Kristen Peka.

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 results

Kirkwood 5, NIACC 0

Kirkwood 8, NIACC 0 (5)

NIACC's 2019 season (30-18 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

Kirkwood 5, NIACC 0

Kirkwood 8, NIACC 0 (5)

NIACC sweeps Ellsworth
April 25, 2019 NIACC sweeps Ellsworth
No. 7 NIACC sweeps SWCC
April 13, 2019 No. 7 NIACC sweeps SWCC