Baseball takes one of Knox’s two on the road

GALESBURG, Ill. – University of Chicago baseball was back on the road, starting a three-game series against Knox with a doubleheader on Saturday. The Maroons fell in a close game before their bats extinguished the Prairie Fire in the second game of the afternoon.

UChicago – 5

UChicago – 18
Knox – 3


  • Game one

    • Knox (8-19, 3-12 MWC) jumped out to a four-point lead in game one before the University of Chicago (10-18, 9-5 MWC) began their comeback in the top half of the fifth frame. The Maroons previously scored their first run on a wild pitch Erik Rindner a single to score both Michael Gladden And Braden Jirovec.
    • The Prairie Fire would get one back in the bottom half of that fifth stanza to go up 5-3, but RBIs from Eddie McCarthy in the eighth and Jonathan Zeevi in the top of the ninth inning tied the game and sent extra innings.
    • UChicago would go down quietly in the top of the tenth, but the same couldn’t be said for their opponent. Knox started the stanza with a single and that baserunner would eventually score in a 6-5 extra innings loss to the Maroons.

  • Game two

    • However, there would be no extras in game two. In fact, the game wouldn’t even last nine innings given the way the Maroons offense was going. A pair of walks got them two during the Maroons’ first at-bats and a Rindner sac fly in the top of the second allowed them to tie the game at 3-3 before the real fun began.
    • UChicago hit four in the third with singles from Jack Sharp and Gladden brought in three of those numbers. The Maroons would get two more in the sixth behind a Richard Lu single, but it was the seventh on which the game was stopped.
    • Nine Maroon runners hit home plate in the frame as the big hit came off the bat Jackson Slipock and his three-run homer. Knox had no answer for the visitors as UChicago saved the day with an 18-3 win.


  • Game one
  • Game two

    • Jackson Slipock: 2-for-5, run scored, five RBIs
    • Branden Jirovec: 4-for-5, four runs scored, two RBIs


The Maroons have a somewhat unique day ahead of them tomorrow. They finish their three-game set with Knox from 12pm before moving on for 20 minutes to complete their series against Monmouth from the start of the month at around 4pm.

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