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June 28, 2013

Panthers split with Newton

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Knoxville —

Newton did strike first in the top of the third. The Panthers threatened in the fourth with back to back hits by Jacob Kendall and Nolan Wallace, but to no avail. That would not be the story in the Knoxville fifth. 

Leadoff man Ross Shelford got the first of two doubles in the inning, with Salato getting one right behind him. Salato's hit put Shelford across to tie the game. 

After Jared McClung took a walk, Kendall got a single to left to load the bases. Wallace was able to reach on an error and put a runner across to take the lead. With the bases still loaded, Bryce Zoutte reached on a fielder's choice with an RBI and gave the Panthers the 3-1 lead. 

From there, Knoxville was able to hold Newton. The Panthers tried to get something going again in the sixth. Shelford made it to first and, in a collision with Newton's first baseman, injured the defensive player. Play was paused while the Cardinal was taken to the hospital with an apparent wrist injury. 

Knoxville was able to close this one out in seven to secure the 3-1 win. They are now 9-7 overall and are scheduled to play another twin bill against the Dutch in Pella, beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

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