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Knoxville Takes 2 From Pella In A Wacky Double Header

Posted: Friday, July 4th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

The late baseball announcer Jack Buck said it best after game one of the 1988 World Series when Kirk Gibson homered to give the Dodgers a win over the Athletics when he uttered “I don’t believe what I just saw.” He likely would have said that after witnessing the Knoxville and Pella baseball double header last night. The Panthers swept the Little Dutch in walk-off fashion in both games by scores of 9-8 in game one and 8-7 in game two in nine innings, in a twin bill that took exactly six hours to complete. Panthers Coach Joel Johnson told KNIA/KRLS Sports it was an unbelievable night. Game one ended on a walk off wild pitch, while the night cap ended with Bryce Zoutte getting an R-B-I single to bring home Tony Salato. Salato also got the win in both games pitching in relief. For Pella Coach Jesse Jablonski it was another frustrating loss, but he talked about his pitcher Grant Judkins who went eight strong innings in the loss. Judkins took the loss in game two as Pella falls to 18-11 on the season and 10-9 in the Little Hawkeye Conference, while Knoxville is now 18-10 and 13-6 in conference play just one game behind first place Norwalk in the standings.