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Knoxville Sweeps Pella Christian In Softball Twin Bill

Posted: Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

The Knoxville Softball Squad swept Pella Christian in a double header last night by scores of 4-1 and 10-0. In game one, Pella Christian jumped on top one/nothing in the first inning, but Knoxville and pitcher Emily Wallace would shut down the Eagles for the rest of the night. After the first inning, Wallace allowed just three more hits the rest of the night, while Knoxville rapped out seven hits of its own in game one. Taylor Carter would be one of the big bats in game one going 3/4 with an R-B-I. Nicole Kelderman took the loss for Pella Christian in game one. In game two…Knoxville blew the game open in the fourth inning with six runs and benefitted from Pella Christian errors all game. Knoxville Coach Steph Christner said both games showed that her girls did what was necessary to win. Rikki Hall was 2/4 while senior Kassi Griggs had three R-B-I including the game ending R-B-I in the sixth. For the Eagles, they could only muster one hit against Wallace in game two. Pella Christian Coach Nate Van Wyk said his girls were a little impatient at the plate. Shannon Fynaardt took the loss in game two giving up two runs and striking out one. Knoxville is now 12-14 on the season and 8-7 in Little Hawkeye Conference play while Pella Christian falls to 13-17-1 and finishes conference play at 7-10.