KHS falls to Clarke, tops Chariton

(photo by Ryan Northcote) Alex Griggs has been playing some solid ball for the Knoxville Panthers. The senior hit a home run in a game the Panthers lost to the Clarke of Osceola Indians.

Knoxville fell to the Clarke Indians 7-2 Monday,  June 3, but bounced back to tear up the Chariton Chargers two days later in league play 13-3.

The split in South Central Conference play put Knoxville at 3-2 in the league and at 5-5 overall.

Clarke

The Indians scored seven runs in the first two innings of play. Jadyn Streigle was the pitcher of record for the Panthers.

She gave up 10 hits and seven runs while in the circle.

Knoxville could only scratch out two runs, one in the second and another in the sixth in the setback.

The Panthers had five hits one being a home run off the bat of Alex Griggs.

Anna Sanderson ripped a double while the other three hits were singles by Maddy Findley, Jordyn Franck and Ashlyn Finarty.

Chariton

The Chariton contest proved to be a lot more fun for the girls in black and gold. The Panthers pushed across 10 runs in the first three innings as they coasted to a 13-3 5-inning win over the Chargers at home.

Ashlyn Finarty was the winning pitcher for the Panthers. She worked five innings allowing seven hits and three runs.

Knoxville unleashed the bats against Chariton, collecting 13 runs on 13 hits.

Emma Dunkin, Findley and Franck each had three hits for the Panthers while Emery Neer added two.

Alex Griggs and Olivia Maasdam rounded out the KHS offense with a hit each.

Odds and Ends

The Panthers will play the Pella Christian Eagles Thursday in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m.

Friday the Panthers will play host to the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets in league play.