The One to Count On...

Panther Boys Edge Pella

Posted: Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

A late seventh-inning comeback by the Pella baseball team fell 90 feet short as Knoxville came away with a 5 – 4 victory last night. With Pella down by three going into the final frame, a controversial first base call allowed lead-off hitter Grant Judkins to reach first base safely. After two strikeouts from closer Tony Salato, a hit by pitch, walk and two-out, two-run double from Adam Carey put the tying run at third and the winning run at second, but a fly out by Ethan Butler ended the game. Jason Morgan was 2-for-4 at the plate for the Little Dutch with a home run, and the Panthers’ Blake McClung had what ended up being the game-winning hit in the fourth, a two-run single to make it 5 – 0. Knoxville improves to 8 – 7 overall, Pella drops to 8 – 5 and each are 3 – 4 in conference play. Knoxville gets Pella Christian on Monday while Pella takes on Norwalk.