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Knoxville, Pella Split in Final Regular Season Confrontation

Posted: Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

If you’re a baseball fan, you didn’t leave disappointed with any of the games that Knoxville and Pella played against one another this 2013 season. The two squads split in Friday’s action, with Pella winning game one in eight innings, 8 – 7, and Knoxville taking game two, 5 – 3. Pella capitalized on late errors by the Panthers to plate two runs in the bottom of the eighth to walk-off with a victory after squandering a 6 – 1 lead. The nightcap saw the Little Dutch hang tough despite giving up nine hits and four errors. A three-run third from Knoxville was the difference in the contest. Knoxville Coach Joel Johnson in the postgame talked about the gritty effort of his pitchers during this busy week. Pella scored the game’s first run, and Coach Jesse Jablonski said that that’s been one thing the team has struggled at this year. Kevin Woodhouse kept up his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 in the game with a double and two runs scored. Knoxville’s record is now 10 – 8 overall with an 8 – 5 conference mark, and Pella is 9 – 14 with a 6 – 7 league record. Pella plays Norwalk on Monday, and Knoxville is at Pella Christian for a pair of games, also this Monday.