March 11, 2014
The Knox College Prairie Fire pounded out 20 hits this afternoon at Lenz Field to defeat the Highlanders 14-4. The Highlanders worked through 6 pitchers and stayed strong through 8 innings, but were unable to shut down the Prairie Fire offense.
Sophomore John Hilliard (1-1) took the loss for the Highlanders. Hilliard threw 3 and 1/3 innings, and gave up 5 runs, 3 earned. He gave up 8 hits and had 2 strike outs, and no walks.
Alec Jordan got the win for Knox, going 2 innings on the mound, giving up 2 hits and no runs.
Freshman shortstop Ryan Kiernan led the Highlander offense going 2 for 4 with 1 RBI. Junior catcher Aaron Krummrich was 1 for 4 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Also with RBIs were freshman Jake Walch and sophomore Connor Grummich.
For the Prairie Fire, Phil Tallman was 4 for 6, and Paul Sanders was 3 for 4. Ryan Weitendor hit a home run.
The Highlanders return to action Thursday at 2:00 pm at home against Robert Morris University of Springfield.