KHS tops Albia 7-4 in baseball

Ready at Home(photo by Ryan Northcote) Knoxville catcher Gage Rowley prepares to make a play at the plate for the Panthers in a recent home game. The Panthers have a youth movement in place and Rowley is one of the younger members of the team, being a freshman.

Wins have been few and far between but for the most part the Knoxville Panther baseball team played relatively well Thursday, June 20 at Albia.

Knoxville escaped with a 7-4 win over the Blue Demons behind the pitching of Kaleb Streigle.

The Panther pitcher hurled 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on six hits. Four of the hits by Albia came in the fifth inning after they trailed 5-0.

A double by Gage Wilson accounted for half of the Albia RBI for the night.

Knoxville countered with seven runs on 11 hits and they were aided by four walks.

Ben Olson, RJ Roberts, Bode Cox and Kyle Ramsey each had two hits for the Panthers. Colton Jones, Mike Hudson and Carter Bailey rounded out the KHS offense with one hit apiece.

Cox, Roberts, Streigle and Jones all drove in one run.

Edison Goodlow was the losing pitcher as he worked three innings before being relieved.

Streigle earned the win with relief help from Kobie Marshall.

The victory was win number five on the season for the Panthers. The record improved to 5-19 overall and to 4-9 in the league.

Albia fell to 3-15 and to 2-11 in the South Central Conference.

The Panthers are coached by Matt Miller.