After a longer than normal time off for the Knoxville Boys and Girls of Summer, the Panthers will host Centerville along Panther Drive tonight. The baseball Panthers have not played since last Friday’s sweep of Davis County. Tuesday’s games against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont barely got started before persistent lightning chased fans away. The Panthers should be well rested and all pitchers will be available tonight against the Big Reds. Coach Turner Devore tells KNIA/KRLS depending on who throws is where everyone else will line up.
Devore: “We’ve kind of struggled when Luke pitches and he’s a good pitcher, but we have to move guys around when Luke pitches and I don’t like doing that. We’ve played well defensively the last three games including Pella Chrtisatian last Thursday.”
Luke Spaur’s normal position is shortstop, but someone else has to play that position when his pitches. On the other side of Panther Drive, the softball squad hopes to sustain momentum gained at the end of last week. Like the baseball squad, the softball squad has had a long layoff as the Panthers last game was Saturday. Both games are set to start at 7:30 with the baseball game live on 95.3 KNIA.