Parkland Finishes Off the Hawks for Sweep on the Day

April 21st, 2018

Game 2:


Three Cobra hurlers limited the Hawks to just two runs on three hits and Parkland once again used the home run to earn the win.  PC got on the board in the 2nd as Wisz and Max Downs walked and Paulsen followed with an RBI single. Two more runs would score via an error by the Hawks shortstop. Trystin Raikes made it 4-0 in the 3rd as he hit is 8thround tripper of the year.  Heartland threatened to get right back in the game in the 4thas they quickly loaded the bases with nobody out.  A long double off the left field wall made it 4-2 and left the tying runs on 2nd and 3rd with still no outs.  The next play may have turned the whole game around as the Hawks hit a fly ball to medium left field which appeared to be deep enough to chase home another Heartland run. However, PC alertly appealed that the runner left early, and the home plate umpired agreed, as he called the runner out and PC was able to wiggle out of the inning with no more runs scoring.


PC would add salt to the Hawks wound as they quickly got those two runs back in the bottom of the frame as Joyce doubled and Connor Aube crushed his 4th home run of the season to make it 6-2. Both teams would threaten to score over the final three innings but could not plate any more runs. Jack Lambert worked four solid innings to pick up the win and improve to (3-0).  Ty McCulloch worked a perfect 5th and 6th innings not allowing a hit while striking out three. Tom Cheshareck was called on to close things out and after the first two hitters reached on an error and a walk, he settled down to retire the next three hitters to preserve the win.


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#9 Cobras End 18 Game Win Streak of #2 Heartland

April 21st, 2018

Game 1:


Luke Smith went the distance, holding the Hawks to just one run on three hits, while the Cobra offense scored early and often to earn the win. Smith improved to (5-1) as he gave up just a single run in the 4th as he walked three and struck out six. PC jumped out quickly scoring three times in the 1st and four more in the 3rd.  Brendan Joyce got things started with a single and he came all the way around to score on Trevor Minder’s triple. Trystin Raikes drove Minder home with a single while Max Downs and Tyler Paulsen also drove in runs in the inning.  The Cobras used the long ball in the 3rd as Paulsen’s three-run homer, his team leading 9th on the season, made it 6-0 and Nick Wisz followed with his 3rd home run of the year.  That would be all the runs Smith would need as PC ended the Hawks winning streak with the victory.


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Cobras Complete Sweep of John Wood

April 14th, 2018

Game 2:


Trystin Raikes two run homer over the left field wall, his sixth round tripper of the season, helped the Cobras get the win in game two. Tied at 1, Raikes blast easily cleared the wall to give PC a 3-1 lead after three innings. After the Blazers got one of those runs back in the 4th, PC would answer back with two in the 5th.  Connor Aube singled, moved to second on a balk, and came home on Raikes single. He would later score on a Christian Sanchez single.  Jack Lambert (2-0) worked the first four innings allowing a run on three hits while striking out five. Zach Acton worked the final three innings to pick up his second save of the season.  After giving up a run in the 5th and 6th, Acton retired the side in order in the 7th to earn the save.  Raikes paced the offense with two hits and three RBI while Minder and Tyler Paulsen each had two hits. 


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Early Offense Propels Cobras to Victory

April 14th, 2018

Game 1:

The Cobras scored seven runs in the first two innings as they cruised to the opening game win. Trevor Minder had a two run single in the 1st and Connor Aube, Trystin Raikes, and Max Downs all drove in runs in the 2nd.  John Wood would score a run in the 4th and two more in the 5th off winning pitcher Josh Garner (3-2) to cut the PC lead to 7-3.  Garner allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits while striking out five. Ty McCulloch would shut down the Blazers over the final three innings to earn his first save. Aube and Christian Sanchez each had three hits to pace the Cobras 13 hit attack.


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Sophomore Luke Smith Dominant As Cobras Remain Unbeaten in M-WAC

March 22nd, 2018

Game 2:

The Cobras held of a late SRC rally to complete the sweep.  After a scoreless first two innings, PC scored twice in the 3rd as Connor Aube hit a two-run homer. PC would score five times in the 4th to give the Cobras a 7-0 lead. Tyler Paulsen singled to make it 3-0 and Brendan Joyce executed a perfect squeeze bunt to push the lead to four. Trevor Minder drove in the next two runs with a single and the final run came home on a passed ball.

Luke Smith was outstanding on the hill as he worked the first five innings allowing just one hit while striking out 12. Jack Lambert came on in the 6th and was roughed up by Spoon River as they would score five runs, four earned, on six hits.  Up 7-5, PC called on Sean  Ferguson to close the game out and he delivered, shutting down SRC on just a hit and two punch outs. 

Trevor Minder and Tyler Paulsen each had two hits in the game for PC. 


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Cobras Bats on Fire in Game 1 Win Over Spoon River

March 22nd, 2018

Game 1:

The Cobras struck early and often as they rolled to a 12-3 win. PC broke the game open in the 1st scoring six times. Brendan Joyce walked, Trevor Minder singled, and Trystin Raikes followed with a 2 run triple. Damian Pierce and Max Downs  also delivered RBI singles in the inning.  Pierce added a two-run single in the 2nd as PC pushed their lead to 8-0.  Spoon River would score three unearned runs in the 3rd but Tyler Paulsen would get two of them back with a two-run round tripper in the bottom of the inning.  Raikes, Pierce and Christian Sanchez all had two hits in the win to back the solid pitching of Jaret Olson and Alex Skibba. Olson earned the victory working four innings allowing no earned runs on three hits while striking out eight. Skibba picked up the save working the final three innings allowing only a hit and striking out five. 


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Parkland Sweeps DH In Home Opener

March 16th, 2018

Game 2: 

The Loggers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 2nd but with one out  in the bottom of the inning, Nick Wisz tied it with a solo shot down the right field line. It was Wisz’s second home run of the season. PC would break the tie in the third as Damian Pierce delivered a clutch two-run single to put the Cobras up 3-1. Tyler Paulsen’s solo home run in the 4thmade it 4-1 and Paulsen would triple in the fifth and score on a Brendan Joyce single in the 5th. Luke Smith picked up the win as he allowed just one run on three hits in 5 innings of work.  Smith (2-1) battled the cold temperatures and tight zone to walk five and strike out eight on the afternoon. Jack Lambert picked up the save as he tossed two scoreless innings of relief, not allowing a hit while walking one and striking out one.  


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Olson Sharp as Cobras Win M-WAC Opener

March 16th, 2018

Game 1:

Jarret Olson and Garrett Acton combined to allow just one run on one hit while striking out 11.  Olson survived a lack of control early, as he stranded three baserunners in the opening inning. Parkland would give him all the run support he would need in the 2nd, scoring four times.  Trevor Minder and Damian Pierce started the inning with singles and Minder came home on a Max Downs double. Tyler Paulsen followed with a run scoring single and Connor Aube drove home a run as he reached on a fielders choice.  Aube promptly stole 2nd and 3rd and he scored on a Trystin Raikes single. PC added an unearned run in the 3rd, scored on a wild pitch in the 4th, and scored three more times in the 6th as Logger pitchers issued three walks and hit two batters in the inning. Olson worked the first 6 innings allowing one run on no hits, he struck out nine but walked six before giving way to Acton in the 7th.  Acton gave up a base hit but struck out a pair to wrap up the win. Raikes and Pierce each had two hits and Downs two RBI to pace the offense.


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W-Olson (4-0)


2018 Parkland College Baseball Preview

February 17th, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Parkland College Baseball Preview!  On the show we are joined by Coach Dave Garcia, Coach Jon Goebel, Luke Smith, Trystin Raikes, and Jarett Olson as we preview the 2018 season.


Cobras Bounce Back and Earn Split on Day

April 10th, 2017

Game 2: Parkland 2   Heartland 0

McCulloch was summoned from the pen in relief of Cobra starter in the 3rd inning and he was masterful allowing no runs on two hits to earn the win. Matt Zielonko drove in both Cobra runs as his infield ground out plated a run in the 4th and his 6th inning double scored the other.  


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PC      000 101 X    2 7 0

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Parkland Blows Late Lead Fall to Hawks

April 10th, 2017

Game 1: Heartland 7 Parkland 6

The Cobras jumped out to an early 4-0 lead scoring four times in the 2nd and after the Hawks cut the lead to one, scored two ,more times in the 7th to grab a 6-3 lead.

In the 9th, PC would go to their pen and neither Cobra hurler could find the strike zone as the two walked four hitters and hit three, resulting in four Hawk runs. Parkland could not rally in the bottom of the 9th as they suffered their first conference loss of the season. Jordyn Muffley had two hits and drove in a pair while Max Downs also had two hits. Brady Schanuel tossed seven strong innings allowing two earned runs while striking out 7. 


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PC     400 000 200    6 9 2

L-Cheshareck (2-1)


Shanuel Named DII All American

June 9th, 2016

Parkland freshman pitcher Brady Schanuel (Edwardsville HS) has been named a 2nd team All-American today by the NJCAA. Schanuel, has signed with Ole Miss, and will have the option to go there next year, return to Parkland, or sign a professional contract; depending on the results of this week’s Major League Baseball draft. 


Schanuel finished the season with a 10-3 record and a school record 131 strikeouts in just 83.2 innings of work.  He compiled an earned run average of just 1.82 allowing only 17 earned runs and 52 hits in 14 starts for the Cobras. He threw 4 complete games and had 7 games with over 10 strikeouts including a career high 16 against Spoon River and 14 against both Illinois Central and John Wood. He led all of NJCAA D-2 in strikeouts and strikeouts per innings pitched, was 6th in lowest earned run average and tied for 10th in victories.


Schanuel becomes the Cobras 10th NJCAA All-American since 2009 and the first since 2014 when Isaac Sampen was also named a 2nd Team selection. 


May 23rd, 2016

The field is set for the 2016 NJCAA D-II World Series to be held May 28-June 4 at David Allen Ballpark in Enid, Ok.  Top-seed and returning National Champion LSU-Eunice did not make the field but last year’s runner-up Western Oklahoma returns as does 8 nationally ranked teams. Only two teams return from last year’s field (Western Okla. And North Iowa, the biggest turnover in Series history.  Just two programs Parkland (2) and Western Oklahoma (1) have ever won a WS title and two teams, McHenry and Sinclair will be making their first trip to the D-II World Series.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />



Qualifying Teams:


#2 Mercer County NJ (48-8)  Last trip to WS  2014

#3 Jones County MS. (49-8)  Last trip to WS 2011

#4 No. Iowa Area CC  (47-14) Last trip to WS 2015

#5 Sinclair CC  OH (49-10) First trip to WS

#6 McHenry CC IL. (48-10) First trip to WS

#9 Parkland (45-14)  Last trip to WS 2010

#11 Western Oklahoma (46-16) Last trip to WS 2015

#14 Monroe CC NY (33-14) Last trip to WS 2009

NR  Brunswick NC (40-16) Last trip to WS 2013

NR  Gateway AZ. (40-20) Last trip to WS 2011


Notes: McHenry ended Madison Area College’s streak of 6 straight World Series

              Defending Champion LSU-E who has won 5 World Series titles, three in Enid, will have to wait anoter year to try and break the record for most titles. They are    currently tied with Grand Rapids with 5 each.  Parkland and Lincoln Land are the only other programs to win multiple titles with two each.


Opening Round Schedule:

Saturday May 28


10:00   Gateway  vs No. Iowa Area CC

1:00      Jones County vs McHenry

4:00      Parkland vs Western Oklahoma State

7:15      Brunswick vs Mercer


Sunday May 29

12:00    Monroe vs Sinclair

3:30      Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2

7:00      Loser Game 3 vs Loser Game 4


Monday May 30 (Memorial Day)

12:00   Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4

3:30     Winner Game 6 vs Winner Game 7

7:00     Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2


May 23rd, 2016

The #9 Parkland College Baseball team defied the odds on Sunday as they swept favored #7  Heartland 15-5 and 3-2 to earn their first trip to the NJCAA D-II World Series since 2010.  The Cobras will meet Western Oklahoma State (46-16) at 4:00 on Saturday May 28 in Enid, Oklahoma.   The sweep moves Parkland, winners of 20 of their last 21 games, to (45-14) while Heartland ends their season at (44-15). <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


Game 1:

The Cobras left no doubt they meant business on Sunday as they scored nine time in the top of the first inning to grab a 9-0 lead. The first nine hitters in the Cobra line-up all reached base as they used three hits, three walks, three hit batsmen, and a pair of Hawk errors to grab the big early lead. Nick Stokowski had the big blow in the inning as he had a two run double into the gap in right. In the 3rd, PC increased their lead to 10-0 as Cully Day walked and later scored on a Jordyn Muffley single. Heartland got back into the contest in the bottom of the frame as they scored four times to cut the margin to just 10-4. PC once again took advantage of wildness on the part of the Heartland pitching staff as they scored three times in the 4th with the aid of two more walks, a pair of hit batsmen, and a wild pitch.   The Cobras made it 15-4 in the 7th as Bobby Wenthe crushed his 14th home run of the year over the wall in center. HCC scored a meaningless run in the bottom of the 9th to make the final margin 15-5. Although PC was out hit 11-9, the Cobras benefited from 11 walks and 8 hit batters.


Daniel Lloyd (6-0) battled all afternoon to pick up the win. The freshman went 7 innings, giving up four runs on ten hits while walking six and striking out five. Noah Lamboley worked the final two innings allowing a run on one hit while striking out a pair.  Curtiss Johnson had 2 hits and 2 RBI, Nick Stokowski and Bobby Wenthe each drove in three runs and scored twice. Cully Day scored three times while Joe Boyle and Chris Whelan both crossed the plate twice.


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Game 2:

PC showed they could win a pitcher’s duel as well as Matt Jenkins threw a gem to earn the win and Kody Silverthorn worked out of a bases loaded no-out jam in the 9th to secure the win.  Parkland jumped on top in the 2nd as Cole Taylor walked, was sacrificed to second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a hard hit ground ball to third by Joe Boyle that he could not be fielded by the HCC third baseman.  PC added another run in the 4th as Curtiss Johnson walked, stole 2nd, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Boyle ground out to short. PC added a huge insurance run in the bottom of the 8th as Stokowksi singled, and Donovan Chandler who ran for him,  promptly stole 2nd.  After a pop-out, Cole Taylor singled sharply to center to give the Cobras a 3-0 lead.


Jenkins went back out in the 9th to try and earn the complete game shutout but back to back singles brought the tying run to the plate with nobody out.  Cobra closer Kody Silverthorn was brought into the game and he walked the first hitter he faced to load the bases.  Conner Sorge grounded out to 2nd to score the first run and move the tying runs into scoring position. Michael Bainbridge followed with a sacrifice fly to right to make it 3-2 and the tying run moved up to 3rd just 90 feet away. Silverthorn got Myles Hahn to pop up in the infield and the celebration was on as the Cobras dogpiled in the middle of the field to celebrate their first Region 24 title since 2010.  Jenkins was outstanding going 8 plus innings allowing just two runs on five hits walking two and striking out four. Silverthorn recorded his 5th save of the season.


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Home Runs Pace Another Cobra Victory

May 5th, 2016

Game 1:

Nick Stokowski got the Cobras off to a quick start as he belted a three home run to center field to give PC a 3-0 lead after only four hitters had come to the plate. Catcher Luke Beesley added a sacrifice fly later in the inning to make it 4-0 PC after just one inning.  That would be more than enough for Cobra hurler Ryan Fox (5-1) who worked five shutout innings allowing just three hits while walking one and striking out seven.  Stokowski went deep again with a solo shot in the 5th, his 6th home run of the year, to give PC a 5-0 lead. The sophomore from Monticello was 2-3 in the game with four RBI and two runs scored. 



The Cobras went to the bullpen and Michael Failoni was touched for a two-run home run in his one inning of relief but Kody Silverthorn worked a perfect 7th, striking out two of the three hitters he faced to wrap up the win. 


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