|Thomas College||Knox College|
AUBURNDALE, Florida – The Thomas College baseball team opened their 2017 season in Florida with a 13-7 loss to Worcester State and a 10-2 rout at the hands of Knox.
Knox 10, Thomas 2
The Terriers and Prairie Fire each pushed a run across in the opening frame. Arana and Kyle Fletcher (Monmouth, Maine / Monmouth) started with back-to-back singles. After stealing second and third, Arana scored on wild pitch.
Tristyn Ruiz led off for Knox, hitting a triple and eventually scoring on a wild pitch. Later on in the bottom of the third, the Prairie Fire added two more runs on a two-RBI triple from Kobe Shutter. Shutter came through once again in the fifth on a two-RBI double to increase the Knox lead to 6-1.
The Terriers scored their second run in the top of the sixth as Andres Cabrera (Brooksville, Fla. / Hernando) brought in Grant Corbett (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester Memorial) on a single after Corbett had tripled to get on.
Knox tacked on four more runs in the ninth to finish the scoring at 10-2.