Less than a week after being swept by rival Monmouth in a doubleheader, the Knox College baseball team returned the favor Saturday.
The Prairie Fire rallied with a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth to win Game 1 7-6, then used a pair of big innings to roll past the Fighting Scots 14-4 in seven innings in the nightcap.
“It was good to see the kids compete hard, just like they have been the last two weeks,” said Knox coach Jami Isaacson, whose team snapped a six-game losing streak and picked up its first Midwest Conference victories of the season. “We finally got a few breaks and made the most of them.”
Knox (7-17, 2-6) trailed 6-3 after six innings in the opener but got within a run heading into its last at-bat. Bob Dempster’s one-out single tied the game, and the Fire won in walk-off fashion when Monmouth (16-9, 5-3) reliever Lucas Skul walked David Jewell with two outs to force in the winning run…