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Panthers Edge Eagles in Baseball Make-Up

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

Kevin Woodhouse was spectacular on the mound for Knoxville on Tuesday evening, using a killer breaking ball to keep visiting Pella Christian guessing all night in a 4 – 3 Panthers victory. Knoxville tallied the first two runs of the game on a two-run, two-out single from Ross Shelford. The Eagles knotted it up in the third with RBI’s from Spencer Fynaardt and Jason Holwerda, but Knoxville came back in the bottom of the inning with two of their own off the bat of Jake Kendall, just enough to hold off Pella Christian. Knoxville Coach Joel Johnson said that there were several kids that played phenomenally last night. Eagles’ head coach, Nate Johnson said that pitcher, Dillon Branderhorst battled throughout the contest and gave his team a chance to win late. The win improves the Panthers’ conference record to 3 – 2 and they are 5 – 5 overall, while the loss drops the Eagles to 2 – 6 in the conference and 7 – 9 overall. The Panthers will host Grinnell tonight for a doubleheader, and Pella Christian is off until tomorrow when they head to A-D-M for a game. You can catch game two of tonight’s varsity doubleheader live on AM 1320 KNIA and streamed live at with Derek Cardwell and Marcus Johnson calling the action. Pregame is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. with first pitch at 7:30.