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Knoxville Baseball Breaks Through For First Win

Posted: Saturday, May 26th, 2012 at 6:01 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

A four run third inning was enough to propel the Knoxville Baseball Squad to its first win of the season last night against Winterset 5-4. The Huskies struck first in the top of the first inning and then again in the top half of the third to make the score two/nothing. However Knoxville would bat around in the bottom of the third to forge ahead 4-2 keyed by a Bryant McWilliams two R-B-I single. Meanwhile, Panther Pitcher Kevin Woodhouse after a shaky first inning where he allowed one run, two walks and a hit calmed down to allow eight hits over the next six innings. Coach Joel Johnson said the win gave the guys new confidence after an 0-3 start. Another important factor was Knoxville only committed one error after making seven mistakes in Thursday’s loss to Centerville. Woodhouse pitched the distance allowing four runs on nine hits, four strikeouts and three walks. Bryant McWilliams went 3/3 with two R-B-I. Knoxville is now 1-3 on the season and are off until Wednesday the Panthers open up Little Hawkeye Conference play at Pella Christian.