Parkland Bounces Back With Game Two Win Over Hawks

May 2nd, 2015
Game 2:  Parkland 5  Heartland 1
Pennington went the distance scattering eight hits and allowing just one run over 7 innings.  It was the Cobras turn to take advantage of defensive miscues as four of the Cobras five runs were unearned. PC got on the board in the 3rd scoring on a wild pitch and added a run again in the 4th as Xavier Warren stole third and came on an errant throw by the catcher. Up 2-1, PC scored three times in the 5th as Glenn Reeves drove in a run and the other two runs came home on a bases loaded walk and another wild pitch. Pennington blanked the Hawks over the final two innings to earn his 6th win of the year. The win improves the Cobras to (31-17 15-11) while Heartland is (39-10 21-5). 
Heartland         0    0    0    1    0    0    0        1    8    3
Parkland           0    0    1    1    3    0    -         5    5    0
WP-Pennnington (6-2) LP-Hasper (5-1)
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Cobras Miss Chances and Fall to Heartland in 12 Innings

May 2nd, 2015
Game 1: Heartland 6  Parkland 4  12 innings
The Cobras jumped out early as the built an early 3-0 lead on the visitors. Tyler Anderson got the start and was strong through 7+ innings giving up just one earned run.  The Cobras got on the board in the 1st on back to back hits by Donovan Chandler and Curtiss Johnson. Chandler would come on home on a ground out by Glenn Reeves. PC would score two more times in the 3rd on a two out RBI single by Xavier Warren. Back to back errors by Anderson allowed a pair of HCC runs to score in the 4th. A throwing error allowed HCC to tie the game in the 7th and the Hawks scored the go ahead run on a wild pitch by reliever Tyler Burcham.  Burcham would hold HCC at bay allowing the Cobras to tie the game on another Warren RBI.  Nick Coudret was solid in relief in the 11th but got into trouble in the 12th when he first two batters of the inning. Jeff Lavin relieved and retired the first two hitters but Matt Byars two run single on a 1-2 pitch gave HCC the two run lead. PC could get nothing going over the final 4 innings, getting just three base runners on a hit and a pair of walks. The Cobras out hit HCC 13-10 in the game..  

 HCC     000 020 110  002         6   10   2

 PC       100  200 010 000         4    13   3

WP-Hitney (1-0) LP-Coudret (0-3)
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Loggers Finish Four Game Sweep of Cobras

April 21st, 2015
Game 2:  Lincoln Land 2  Parkland 1  9 innings. 
Michael Mcormick looked strong over 8 innings but the Cobras fell in Game 2, 2-1 in 9 innings.  McCormick held LL to just 3 hits over 8 innings and kept the Loggers potent offense to only one run. LLCC starter Konner Aherin was equally as dominant holding PC to a lone run.  PC scored on a Sac Fly in the first inning by Glenn Reeves as Donovan Chandler scored from 3B.  PC had the bases loaded with one out in the 7th inning but Jeff Wetzler grounded into an inning ending double play. The Cobras also put the tying run on 3rd with one out in the 9th but a strikeout and a ground out, ended the threat.  Chase Armstrong led the PC attack with 3 hits on the day but the Cobras left runners in scoring position in six different innings. Lincoln Land had a one out single in the top of the 8th by Connor Griggs. He would steal second and later score on a single by Nick Longeran.  

LL              0    1    0    0    0    0    0   0   1       2        5        3

Parkland    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0      1        8        0         
WP-Aherin (8.1 8 H 1 R 5 K 2 BB) and Pranger
 S---Lonergan (2/3 1K 0 R) and Pranger
LP-Lavin (1 IP 2 H 1 R 1 ER) and Schultz
      McCormick (8 IP 3 H 1 R 1 ER) and Schultz
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Late Scoring Squashes Cobra Comeback Attempt

April 21st, 2015
 Game 1:  Lincoln Land 8  Parkland 2
 Tyler Anderson held the Loggers to three runs over the first 4 innings and pitched his way out of trouble in the third. PC's defense was overmatched on Tuesday as the Loggers took advantage of the windy conditions and stole six bases on the day. A couple costly errors led to a two run 4th inning and back to back errors in the 7th led to 5 unearned runs off Cobra reliever Sam Geraci.  PC only received hits from Glenn Reeves, Donovan Chandler, and Jeff Wetzler  in the game.   PC scored in the 7th on a leadoff double to Glenn Reeve who later score on a LLCC error.   
Game 1
LL                0    1    0    2    0    0    5        8    7    4
Parkland        0    0    0    0    0    0    2      2    3    4
WP Arnold (7 IP 3 H 2 R 9K 0BB) and Pranger
LP-Anderson (4IP 3R 4H 1BB  2K) and Schultz
     Geraci (3IP 3 H 5 R 0ER 0BB 1K) and Schultz
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Late Mistakes Cost Cobras

April 16th, 2015
The Parkland Men's Baseball team failed to rise to the challenge on Wednesday afternoon as they lost to the Millikin JV 9-5. Lack of timely hitting, a rare collapse by the bullpen, and a costly error late in the ball game, led to the Cobras demise. 
PC got off to a strong start behind a sold outing from Ross Learnard. The freshman worked 4 innings allowing just one hit and no runs. He left with a 3-0 lead as the Cobras jumped out on top early. Chase Armstrong put the Cobras on the board with a sacrifice fly and Jeff Wetzler added an RBI single to make it 2-0 after two. Millikin would tie the game in the 5th. scoring three times off reliever Zach Borsa. Sam Geraci would shut down the rally and PC would regain the lead in the 6th on a two-run triple by Donovan Chandler. 
The Cobra headed to the 7th with a 5-3 lead but Millikin would score twice off of Caleb Leach to knot the game at 5. Tyler Burcham retired both of the hitters he faced to keep the contest tied.  Jeff Lavin took over in the 8th and gave up four unearned runs as the Big Blue took advantage of three hits, a pair of walks, and an error on a potential inning-ending double play ball. Staked to their first lead, MU retired the side in order in the 8th and got out of a 9th inning jam to preserve the win. 
Parkland (26-8 12-4) will host the Rockford College JV on Thursday starting at 2:30. 
Milikin JV        0    0    0    0    3    0    2    4    0                9        6        1
Parkland         0    2    0    1    0    2    0    0    0                5        11       1
LP Lavin (2 IP 4 R 2 ER 2 BB 3 H) and Schultz
Learnard (4 IP 1 H 1 BB 8K) and Hayes
Geraci (1 1/3 IP 3 K 1 H 0 R) and Zimske
Leach (1/3 2 R 2 H 2 BB) and Zimske
Burcham (2/3 IP K ) and Schultz
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Parkland Baseball Completes Sweep at Home Over Danville

April 11th, 2015

Game Two:  Parkland 3       Danville 2

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Cobras Take Important Conference Win

April 11th, 2015

Game One:  Parkland 6    Danville 4

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Huge First Inning Seals Sweep for Cavaliers

April 10th, 2015
Game 2:  Kankakee 23  PC 3

Game two was over before it ever got started as the Cavaliers scored 18 times in the top of the 1st inning. Brittany Hay had a career day in just one inning as the KCC shortstop hit two home runs in the inning while driving in five. They were her 7th and 8th home runs of the season. Bailee Porter had three hits in the inning including her 9th home run of the year and Brittany Plimmer also homered, her 10th.  KCC scored 12 times before recording an out and sent 22 hitters to the plate in the opening inning. Porter 4-4 with three runs scored and 3 RBI and Hay 4-5 with three runs and seven RBI paced the 20 hit attack. Kelsey Smith was 2-2 and drove in all three of the Cobras runs.

KCC   (18) 14 0 0               23  20  0
PC       2    01 0 0                3    5  3

HR-Hay 2 (KCC), Porter (KCC), Plimmer (KCC)

Parkland must quickly put Friday's results behind them as they face #10 Lincoln Land in a four game series this weekend. PC hosts the Loggers at 1:00 on Saturday before travelling to Springfield on Sunday.

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#6 Kankakee Cruises to Win

April 10th, 2015
Game 1:  Kankakee 16 PC 1

KCC controlled the game from the start, building a 3-0 lead after four innings,and keeping the Cobras hitless at the plate. The Cavs would score three times in the 5th to push the lead to 6-0 and then blew the game wide open with a ten-run 6th inning.  Monica Monroe's two-out single in the bottom of the 6th plated the Cobras only run. KCC out hit PC 18-4 in the game and had four different players with three hits.

KCC      101 13(10)            16  18  0
PC        000 001                  1    4  3

HR-Payne (KCC), Sanderson (KCC)
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Power Surge Continues in Sweep of Jaguars

April 8th, 2015
Game 2:  Parkland 12  Danville 4

The Jaguars jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first on a three-run home run of their own, but PC would answer in their half of the inning with back to back solo shots by Royer (12th) and Walsh (6th). After DACC tacked on another run in the 2nd, PC tied the game with a two-run homer by Cara Edwards.  Allix Ostermeyer came in to pitch in the 3rd and shutout the Jaguars over the final four innings to earn the win while the Cobra offense would score eight more runs.

Monica Monroe's RBI single put PC ahead to stay as Monroe finished 4-4 for the game with two runs scored and a pair of runs batted in.  Six more Cobras had at least two hits each with Hannah Gawthorp, Cara Edwards, and Alix Ezell each driving in a pair of runs. PC banged out 19 hits in the game with seven of them being for extra bases.

DACC    310  000     4   5  2
PC        222   204    12 19 4

HR-Royer (PC), Walsh (PC), Edwards (PC), Clow (DACC)
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Cobras Slug Danville in Game One

April 8th, 2015
Game 1:  Parkland 10   Danville 2

Alexis Royer got PC on the board in the first as she swatted her 11th home run of the season to give the Cobras a 2-0 lead. Parkland would score another run in the 2nd and three more in the third to take a 6-0 lead. After the Jaguars scored a pair of runs in the top of the 4th, the Cobras would score four times in their half of the inning. Makayla Walsh hit a solo home run and Monica Monroe belted a three-run shot to give PC the eight run lead. Leah Kays kept DACC off the board in the 5th to seal the win. Kays (5-6) had her best outing of the season allowing no earned runs while walking one and striking out nine.  Kelsey Smith continued her red-hot hitting collecting three more hits while Walsh and Hannah Pruden each had two.

DACC      000 20   2  4   3
PC          213 4X  10 13  1

HR-Royer (PC), Walsh (PC), Monroe (PC)
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Snappers Shock Parkland Taking Game Two of the Day

April 6th, 2015

Game Two:

Spoon River 3  Parkland 1
SRCC        0    0    2    0    1    0    0            3    3    3
Parkland    0    1    0    0    0    0    0            1    2    2
The Parkland bats went silent in Game 2 and had a season low two hits total in game 2 and pushed across their lone run on a suicide squeeze by Sam Geraci
 in the second inning.  Ross Learnard battled and gave up 2 unearned runs against the Snappers.   SRCC scored on a pass ball in the third inning
and another on an error.  They tacked on another unearned in the 5th. Jeff Lavin came in and threw 2 scoreless innings for the Cobras to keep the game close but the Cobras missed a golden opportunity to score in the 6th and went quietly in the 7th as the Snappers held on for the win.   Parkland came up with only 2 hits, Tanner Russell and Cully Day had the lone hits, singles, for the Cobras in the loss.  Parkland stands at (19-6 7-3) going in to Sunday's games. 
 LP    Ross Learnard     (5 IP 5 K 3 BB 3 UR 3 hits) and Hayes
        Jeff Lavin (2 IP 2 K 0 R) and Schultz
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Cobras Blank Spoon River in Opener

April 6th, 2015

Game One:

Parkland 8 Spoon River 0
Tyler Anderson threw 6 innings of one hit ball for the Cobras as they defeated Spoon River CC in 8 innings Saturday at Parkland College.The Cobras scored six runs in the first three innings to grab a 6-0 lead.  Donovan Chandler got the ball rolling in the first inning with a single to right field.  He would score on a fielders choice and Xavier Warren would score on a SAC Fly by Cully Day. RBI singles by Warren and Chandler in the 2nd and third innings would expand PC's lead to 6-0. Anderson settled in for six innings of solid work and gave way to his bullpen. Kody Silverthorn and Connor Gross would work perfect 7th and 8th innings to secure the one-hit shutout. The three pitchers allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out 9.  A bases loaded walk would bring in the 8th and deciding run in the bottom of the 8th to end the game by the run rule. Xavier Warren and Lloyd Johnson each had two hits in the win. 


SRCC            0    0    0    0    0    0    0        0    1    3
Parkland       2    3    1    0    0    1    2        8    9    0
WP Anderson (6 IP 1 Hit 6 K 1 BB) and Schultz
       Silverthorn (1 IP 2 K 0 H 0 BB) and Zimske
       Gross (1 IP 1 K 0 H) and Zimske
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Two Cobra Women Named First Team All-American

March 31st, 2015
Sophomores Hannah Wascher (Rantoul) and Laura Litchfield (Champaign Central) have been selected 1st Team All-American's by the National Junior College Athletic Association. 
The pair led the Cobras to a record setting (35-2) season and a National Runner-Up finish at the NJCAA D-2 Women's Basketball Tournament. Both players were selected to the All-Tournament team at Nationals, with Wascher being recognized for the second straight season. 
Wascher, who was earlier named the M-WAC and Region 24 Player of the Year, averaged a double-double this season scoring at a 17.7 points per game clip and pulling down 10.3 rebounds a game. She shot 60.4% from the field which was the second highest field goal percentage in the NJCAA D-2.  She also blocked nearly two shots per contest. 
Litchfield, who transferred to Parkland after one year at Southwestern Illinois, was the glue for the Cobras as she averaged 13.0 points and 5. 2 rebounds per game for Parkland. She also dished out 4.9 assists and had 2.1 steals per game. Laura was a First Team All-MWAC and All-Region performer as well.
The two are the first pair of 1st Team All-Americans in Cobra Women's Basketball history. Hannah Ohl was the last Cobra First Team Basketball All-American back in 2010-11. 

Lewis and Clark Takes Game 2 Holding Off Parkland Late

March 31st, 2015

It would be a similar story in Game 2 as early Cobra errors gave the Trailblazers opportunities, but this time a late comeback attempt by the Cobras would come up short in a 6-5 final.  

The Trailblazers would take advantage of two Parkland errors in the first to take an early 3-0 lead, but the Cobras wouldn't go away.  Allie Ostermeyer and Alix Ezell would both drive home runs in the second to cut the lead to 4-2.  Lewis and Clark would respond with 2 more in the fourth, with the second becoming the winning run.  Parkland would threaten in both the sixth and seventh but were unable to get the big hit to drop the finale of the series.  The teams split the four game set with each team winning a road game.  The loss puts the Cobra record at (11-11) as they travel to Olney on Wednesday.
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