Softball tops MacMurray

Production was spread out for the Knox College softball team as eight of nine starters notched base hits in a 7-2 win over MacMurray College last weekend.

Six different players plated runs for the Prairie Fire while sophomore Karli Shields carried the team in the circle with just one earned run in seven innings of work. The win was Shields’ first of the season and the Prairie Fire are now 2-18 this season.

Knox takes a break from South division play this weekend as they head to Peoria, Ill. to take part in the Midwest Conference Crossover Tournament. The Prairie Fire went 1-4 in the tournament last season.

Senior Amber Eisha pitches against MacMurray College on Sunday Apr. 6 at the Knox softball field. Eisha has 32 strikeouts this season in 14 appearances in the circle for the Prairie Fire. (Casey Mendoza/TKS)

Senior Amber Eisha pitches against MacMurray College on Sunday Apr. 6 at the Knox softball field. Eisha has 32 strikeouts this season in 14 appearances in the circle for the Prairie Fire. (Casey Mendoza/TKS)

Jackson White
Jackson White is a senior double majoring in political science and secondary education. This is his third year as a sports editor for TKS. Over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year, Jackson worked for cornbeltbaseball.com, writing feature stories and columns about high school and college baseball in central Illinois. Outside of the Publications Office, he is an information assistant for the Knox College Sports Information Department and a two-time all-Midwest Conference baseball player. Jackson is the recipient of five awards from the Illinois College Press Association, including two first place awards for sports game coverage and sports page design.

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Jackson White
Jackson White is a senior double majoring in political science and secondary education. This is his third year as a sports editor for TKS. Over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year, Jackson worked for cornbeltbaseball.com, writing feature stories and columns about high school and college baseball in central Illinois. Outside of the Publications Office, he is an information assistant for the Knox College Sports Information Department and a two-time all-Midwest Conference baseball player. Jackson is the recipient of five awards from the Illinois College Press Association, including two first place awards for sports game coverage and sports page design.




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