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.
â€œIt was good to see the kids compete hard, just like they have been the last two weeks,â€ said Knox coach Jami Isaacson, whose team snapped a six-game losing streak and picked up its first Midwest Conference victories of the season. â€œWe finally got a few breaks and made the most of them.â€
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 Dempsterâ€™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…