The latest Knoxville athlete to decide to play on the next level is R.J. Roberts. Roberts signed this week to continue his baseball career at Central College, joining former Panther teammate Ben Wallace. Last season Roberts had 31 hits with a triple and 19 RBI while batting 292. He also made 15 relief appearances on the mound posting a 2-0 record with a 3.82 ERA helping the Panthers to a 30-12 record and the South Central Conference title. Knoxville will begin its season Tuesday with a home double header against Oskaloosa.

Photo submitted by Sara Roberts: R.J. Roberts (left) will reunite with former Knoxville teammate Ben Wallace at Central College in 2020.

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