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Another Knoxville/Pella Baseball Game This Time It’s A District Battle

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

For the second time in as many weeks, Knoxville and Pella will meet on the baseball field. Tonight, however has a bit more on the line than just a regular season game the two teams played back on July third. Both Panthers and Little Dutch will meet in the first round of the class three-A District tonight in Oskaloosa. Knoxville finished up the season 27-7 and won the South Central Conference title for the third straight season. While that was a goal accomplished, Coach Matt Miller tells KNIA/KRLS Sports he wants his players to take a simple and aggressive approach. As Pella looks to turn the tide on the Panters after last week’s blowout, they will send ace Tyler Hillman to the mound. The senior all-stater says that they flushed all of the bad things that happened in that game last Monday, and have re-focused over the last ten days leading into tonight’s playoff opener. You can hear the action on AM 1320 and 95.3 KNIA with Derek Cardwell bringing the Knoxville perspective or on 92.1 KRLS with Trevor Castle bringing the Pella perspective. Both pregames air at 4:30 and both broadcasts can be streamed live at kniakrls.com