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Knox Baseball Loses Late Lead to Monmouth

GALESBURG, Illinois - The Prairie Fire baseball team dropped a conference game to Monmouth on Tuesday afternoon. The game originally started back on April 5, with Knox leading 3-1 through five innings.

The Fighting Scots scored a run in the seventh to cut into the Prairie Fire lead, but Knox responded with a run in the bottom half. Monmouth then took advantage of some Prairie Fire miscues in the top of the eighth to explode for a six run inning. Knox came back with four runs of their own to knot the score at 8-8 heading into the ninth inning. The Fighting Scots added a run in the top of the ninth and the Prairie Fire left the tying and winning runs on base in the ninth to fall 9-8.

Braden Ogden finished the game 3-for-4 with 3 RBI on a double and two singles to lead Knox. Chris McTeague and Ben Bucher each finished 2-for-4. McTeague and EJ Roncone scored three runs apiece.

"We played well on April 5 when we started the game and for the first few innings today," said associate head coach James Clark. "We have been hitting very well, but we make silly mistakes on defense to shoot ourselves in the foot."

The Prairie Fire return to action on April 27 as they host Illinois College.

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