Sports / The Prairie Fire / April 15, 2015

Prairie Fire sports roundup

GALESBURG — Rivalry games always add a bit of extra spice, and this weekend proved to be no exception for the baseball team, who split a pair of doubleheaders against Monmouth. Saturday belonged to the Fighting Scots, who won both games of the doubleheader, 11-6 and 9-2. It may be more accurate to say that the Prairie Fire lost those games for themselves, committing nine errors in the field over the two games. On Sunday, however, the tides turned and the Prairie Fire took both games on Monmouth’s home turf. Game two saw the offense wake up, as the five-six-seven hitters combined for ten RBIs. Wednesday’s games against Macmurray provided much of the same, as Knox lost the opener 8-1 but won the second leg by a score of 10-6. (Source: Prairie Fire Athletics)

JANESVILLE, Wis. — The MWC classic started on the right foot for Prairie Fire softball, who won their first contest against Ripon by a score of 13-5, on the strength of a grand slam from senior Kayla Behrens. The remainder of the event, however, did not feature another Knox victory. Knox was no-hit by Carroll, and managed to score only three runs across their three other defeats. (Source: Prairie Fire Athletics)

GALESBURG — Facing different teams, both Knox tennis squads met the same result: a 7-2 loss for the women against Millikin and 9-0 and 8-1 losses to Grinnell and Cornell for the men. Freshman Taytem Chapman narrowly lost to Millikin’s number one singles player by a score of 6-4, 7-5. The only victory for the day came from the senior duo of Walter Palmer and Karl Ruzgas, who defeated Cornell’s number one doubles team. (Source: Prairie Fire Athletics)

MACOMB, Ill. — Facing NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA schools, the Prairie Fire track team was able to set three personal best marks at the Lee Calhoun Invitational. Sophomore Jessica Fritts recorded a hammer throw good enough for sixth on the all time top ten, as did junior Brennan McGlauchlen, while freshman Rebecca Katz grabbed the eigth best spot in the 5000 meters. Source: Prairie Fire Athletics)

Gavin Crowell
Gavin Crowell is a senior psychology major with minors in neuroscience and journalism. He has been writing and editing for TKS since his freshman year. He has won three ICPA awards: 1st Place Sports News Story, 2nd Place Sports Feature Story and 3rd Place Sports Page Layout. During the summer after his sophomore year, Gavin had an internship with the Chicago Sun-Times, covering teams such as the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks and Fire. Following graduation, he intends to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

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