Big Sticks outfielder Knowles providing solid approach at plate

National Sports

On any given night, the Badlands Big Sticks are sure to be counting on outfielder Gabe Knowles to reach base a few times.

The Minnesota Gopher came into Saturday night hitting .328 on the season, and he said his success is all thanks to the practice he put in during the collegiate regular season.

“I have to give a lot of credit to my hitting coach back at school,” Knowles said. “He takes a lot of pride in two-strike hitting, so that’s really something that’s been part of my approach.”

Knowles is among the team leaders in batting average and was one of the team’s all-stars.

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