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.  


HCC   000 000 0    0 2 1

PC      000 101 X    2 7 0

W-McCulloch (1-0)


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. 


HCC  000 300 004    7 8 2

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.


PC       901  300  200        15  8   0

HCC     004  000 001         5  11  4


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.


HCC     000 000 002      2  5  1

PC        010 100 01X      3  4 2

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. 


L&C    000 002  0           2   6  2

PC       400 010  X           5   7  2


Another Dominant Outing from Shanuel Leads Cobras to Split

May 5th, 2016

Game 2:


Schanuel improved to (7-1) as he kept John Wood in check for the six innings he worked to help PC salvage the split. Once again PC got on top in the first again as Chandler reached on an error and came home on Jordyn Muffley's second triple of the afternoon.  Chandler scored again in the 3rd as  Nick Stokowski reached on an error. Stokowski raced home to make it 3-0 on a Cole Taylor two-out single and Bobby Wenthe delivered a run scoring double.  John Wood scored their only run in the 4th as a run crossed the plate  on a wild pitch.


Up 4-1, PC added on a pair of insurance runs in both the 5th and 6th innings which was all the support Schanuel would need.  Cole Taylor and Bobby Wenthe each had a pair of hits to pace the offense and Kody Silverthorn worked a scoreless 7th to wrap up the victory. Parkland stands (26-13 12-6) on the season while John Wood is (18-21 11-11).  The two teams will meet again on Sunday with a 1:00 doubleheader in Quincy. 


JW    000  100 0          1  7  2

PC     103  220 X          8  9  1



Cobra Bats Go Quiet in Loss to JWCC

May 5th, 2016

Game 1:


PC came out fast as Donovan Chandler scored in thebottom of the 1st on a Chris Whelan sacrifice fly. Unfortunately that would bethe last time PC would score as the Blazers used seven walks, three hitbatsmen, three Parkland errors, and six hits to score seven times.  Thegame was just 2-1 heading to the 7th but JW would add single runs in the 7thand 8th and three more in the 9th to put the game away.  The Blazers usedfive different pitchers to keep PC off the board over the final 8 innings.The Cobras had their chances as they stranded eight runners and had four ballscaught on the warning track. Jordyn Muffley was the only Cobra with multiplehits. 


JW   000 200 113     7 6 2

PC    100 000 000     1 6 3


Heartland Avoids Sweep With Extra Inning Win

April 17th, 2016

Game 2:


Nick Stokowski got the Cobras on the board in the 1st with a solo blast to right and after HCC tied the game in the 2nd, PC would add an unearned run in the bottom of the frame and Chris Whelan would score on a Muffley single in the 3rd to give PC a 3-1 lead.  That lead would stay in place until the 6th when Heartland would score twice to tie the game off PC starter Ryan Fox. Meanwhile HCC starter Tyler Hasper was mowing down the PC line-up after allowing three runs over the first three innings as he shut down the Parkland hitters to force extra innings. Neither team scored in the first extra inning but HCC took advantage of a costly error in the 9th inning to take the lead and earn the win.  With two outs and nobody on base, the Hawks reached on an error and followed that with an RBI single. Matt Bainbridge followed with an RBI single of his own and the Hawks scored another unearned run to take a 5-3 lead.  The Cobras would get the tying run on base in their half of the 9th but Hasper ended the threat to earn the complete game win. Failoni was the tough luck loser as he was outstanding in relied going 3.3 innings allowing no earned run on two hits, walking one and striking out five. 


HCC    010  002 002    5   7  3

PC       111 000  000    3  5   3


Parkland will be off until Friday afternoon when they will host John Wood starting at 2:00. The two teams will wrap up the series with a pair of games on Sunday in Quincy



Brady Shanuel Tosses Cobras to Game One Win over Heartland

April 17th, 2016

Game 1:


Schanuel dominated Heartland for the first five innings allowing no runs on one hit while his Cobra teammates built an 8-0 lead. Donovan Chandler scored the Cobras first run as he came home on a first inning single by Jordyn Muffley.  PC made it 3-0 in the 2nd as Cully Day and Chandler each had an RBI.  Parkland scored four more times in the 3rd as Tanner Russell and Joe Boyle each walked to force in a run and two more scored on a Curtiss Johnson single.  The lead went to 8-0 on a Boyle single which scored Muffley before the Hawks would finally get to Schanuel in the 6th.  Two runs score on a single and Alex Ridout homered to right to make it 8-4. HCC would load the bases but Schanuel would record his 12th strikeout to get out of the inning. Tanner Russell drove in an insurance run in the bottom of the inning and Kody Silverthorn shutout HCC in the 7th to secure the win.  Muffley  went 3-3 with two runs scored while Joe Boyle, Cully Day, and Curtiss Johnson each had two RBI. 


HCC        000 004 0        4   7  1

PC          124  011 X        9   8  0



Parkland Baseball Takes 2016 Home Opener

March 22nd, 2016

Prairie State   2

Parkland         9


Two Former Cobras Selected in MLB Draft

June 10th, 2015
Two former Parkland College hurlers have been selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur draft.  Sam Thoele (Dietrich HS) was drafted in the 14th round by the Colorado Rockies and James Naile (Charleston MO HS) was selected in the 20th round by the Oakland A's.  Thoele, who graduate from PC in 2012, played the last two seasons at the University of Arklansas Little-Rock while Naile, who attended Parkland in 2013, was the ace of the staff this past season at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Parkland currently has two players playing in the Major's Kevin Kiermaier (Tampa Bay) and Spencer Patton (Texas). Two other former players, Nick Wittgren (Miami) and Danny Winkler (Atlanta), are in AAA.
Congratulations to all of the former Cobra players on their outstanding achievements. Parkland Proud-Go Cobras!

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)

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