May 16, 2013
The Knox College Prairie Fire baseball team finished a historic season at 22-13 and 13-3 in conference, winning the South Division title and setting eight team records. The Prairie Fire finished third in the Midwest Conference Championship tournament, May 10-11 at Ripon College.
The Prairie Fire established all-time season highs with 22 wins overall, 13 conference wins, 355 hits, 1244 at-bats, and 68 doubles; defensively, season records were set with 413 assists and .962 fielding average. In addition, a record 43 batters were hit by a pitch. Senior outfielder Caleb Weaver and junior pitcher Paul Mills are among five Knox players named to the 2013 All-Midwest Conference South Division First Team. Weaver is the South Division Positional Co-Player of the Year while Mills is the South Division Pitcher of the Year.
Prairie Fire coach Jami Isaacson was chosen as the MWC South Division Coach of the Year -- the third time in his coaching career to win that honor.
A total of 14 players from the MWC South Division were named first team all-conference. Knox led the way with five, followed by Grinnell College with three and Illinois College, Cornell College, and Monmouth College with two players each.
More season and All Conference honors at prairiefire.knox.edu