The Oskaloosa baseball team was back in action Wednesday night in a single varsity game against Knoxville, which you heard on 99.5 FM/740 AM KMZN, the KMZN mobile app, and radiokmzn.com. This was the third meeting of the year between the two teams already, and the Indians completed the clean sweep with a 4-1 victory on the road.
Seth Sarver got the start on the mound for Osky and he did not disappoint. The junior threw strikes early and often and held the Panthers to just two hits and one unearned run in a complete game. He only threw 66 pitches in seven innings of work, 43 of which were strikes.
The offense got the job done in the early going, as the Indians plated two runs in the first and third innings off of Knoxville starter Rylan Cox. Peyton Crouse had a two-run single with two outs in the first to get the scoring started, and Joe Sterner had a clutch two-out, two-run ground-rule double to get Oskaloosa to that four run mark. The defense would do the rest in support of Sarver.
The only inning Knoxville scored was in the fifth, as Trent Davis hit a two-out double to get on base. Following a couple of bobbled balls ruled errors, Davis would score, but that was all the Panther order could muster against Sarver.
Oskaloosa is now 4-1 on the young season, while Knoxville is 2-5.
The Indians will be back in action Thursday night as they go on the road to take on Centerville in a single varsity game. The action will begin around 7:30 PM, and you can hear the broadcast on 99.5 FM/740 AM KMZN, the KMZN mobile app, and radiokmzn.com. The pregame show will begin around 7:15.