NIACC stops Iowa Lakes in tourney opener

Morgan Kelley (left) gets congratulated by Hannah Faktor after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning.
Morgan Kelley (left) gets congratulated by Hannah Faktor after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning.

CEDAR RAPIDS - The NIACC softball team topped Iowa Lakes 8-0 in five innings in the opening round of the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament Friday afternoon on the Kirkwood campus.

NIACC received a no-hit, pitching performance from freshman Kristen Peka, who struck out seven and walked one. It was Peka's fifth no-hitter this season.

The Lady Trojans scored four runs in the third inning and plated four more in the fourth frame.

In the fourth inning, Morgan Kelley hit a solo home run and Kaci Sherwood hit a two-run home run.

Sherwood, who is the school's career home run queen, has 23 career home runs and 14 home runs this season. Kelley now has seven home runs this season.

NIACC plays Kirkwood in the championship round of the regional tournament at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The winner of the NIACC/Kirkwood game advances to the regional championship.

NJCAA Region XI-B tournament

At Kirkwood, Cedar Rapids)

Friday's results

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

(Game 2) - (3) NIACC 8, (6) Iowa Lakes 0 (5)

Saturday's games

Noon (Game 3) - Ellsworth vs. Iowa Lakes (elimination game)

2 p.m. (Game 4) - Kirkwood vs. NIACC

4 p.m. (Game 5) - Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser (elimination game)

Sunday's games

Noon (Game 6) - Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner - Championship game

2 p.m. (Game 7) - if necessary, if Game 5 winner wins Game 6.

NIACC's 2019 season (29-16 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)

 

 

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