Cobras Drop DH Game One to Loggers

March 31st, 2011

The Cobras ran into an eager squad from Lincoln Land CC in game one of their Thursday doubleheader.  The Loggers tallied 2 runs in each of the first two innings and cruised to a 6-2 verdict over the gold and green.  Jenna Harshbarger took the loss in the circle for the Cobras, who lost their first M-WAC conference game.  We apologize for the missing portions (operator error).  Still, we hope you enjoy listening...

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Cobra Take Softball Game Two Behind Hoey’s 3-Hitter

March 31st, 2011

On a chilly afternoon at the snake pit, the Cobra bats warmed to the task against Lincoln Land CC and gave Kelsi Hoey just enough offensive support to get the job done, while Kelsi added a solo homer to help her cause.  The final tally was 4-2. Details to follow.  The game podcast is waiting for you to enjoy.  Just click "Listen now."

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Softball LIVE Today At 2 p.m.

March 31st, 2011

The Cobras meet Lincoln Land in a double header to be aired LIVE here on CobraSportsNet. Just go to the links section found in the right-hand margin of this page and click on Shoutcast. We'll take to the air at 1:50 p.m.

Softball Splits At Kankakee

March 31st, 2011

Fifteenth-ranked Parkland split a double header Wednesday on the road at 7th-ranked Kankakee. This comes ahead of an eight game home stand starting today (Thursday).

Game 1 PC 4 KCC 3 KCC jumped out to a 3-1 lead after 1 inning, but Jenna Harshbarger (5-3) shut the door on them and did not allow another run to the Cavaliers. Harshbarger allowed KCC 7 hits while striking out 5 and walking none. Sarah Gray started the game with a single and later scored on Sam Inman's 2 out double. KCC scored 3 runs in the bottom half of the 1st, with only one run being earned. The Cobras scored 2 more runs in the 3rd on Inmans 2 run home run, tying the score. the game winner came of the bat of Aubry Welch, leading off the 4th with a solo homer, her first of the year. Inman went 3-3 with 3 rbi and Welch collected 2 hits.

Game 2 PC 4 KCC 9 The Cobras jumped on KCC early, with a 2 run homer off the bat of Dayna McNutt driving in Brittany Einck who singled earlier in the inning. The 2nd opened when Kelsi Hoey hit a home run shot over the center field fence. the Cobras final run came when Gray reached on an error, stole 3rd and scored on McNutt's single up the middle. The Cavaliers came back with 3 runs in their half of the 3rd and 6 more in the 4th inning. McNutt lead the offensive attack with 2 hits and 3 rbi, Sarah Gray collected 2 hits both doubles. For McNutt and Hoey, these HR were their 1st of the year. Kelsi Hoey (3-5) took the loss on the mound.

BIG Week Ahead For Softball Fans

March 29th, 2011

It may not be summer weather yet, but let's not let that triffling detail get in the way!  CobraSportsNet will embark on the most ambitious coverage of Parkland softball yet.  We will bring you 8 games in four days, six of which will be live.  The other games, on the 2nd, will be presented via podcast delay.  All are home games, and our webcast pregame starts ten minutes before each live game.

Here's the lineup:

LIVE - Thursday, March 31 vs. Lincoln Land - 2 p.m.
LIVE - Friday, April 1 vs. Lincoln Trail  - 2 p.m.
PODCAST/Delay - Saturday April 2 vs. Spoon River - 12 p.m.
LIVE - Sunday, April 3  vs. Heartland  - 1 p.m.
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Cobra Softball Sweeps DH At John Wood CC

March 29th, 2011
Behind some excellent defense and a strong pitching performances from Amy Simpson and Shelby Lust the Parkland College Cobras took both ends of a twin bill from John Wood on Sunday.  The games were played at JWCC in Quincy.
Game 1:   Parkland College  9    John Wood   1
Amy Simpson (1-1) allowed only 6 hits, walking none while allowing no earned runs in a game in which she had JWCC hitters off balance for the entire game.  The Cobras' offense was largely provided by shortstop Sarah Gray, with 2 hits, including a triple and 3 RBI for her game.  Left fielder Sarah Frerichs came on big with 3 hits, including a double and 2 RBI.  Infielders Brittany Einck and Elizabeth Sprague had 2 hits each, as did Dayna McNutt.  It was the first victory in cicle for the freshman hurler Simpson.
Game 2:  Parkland College   6    John Wood  0
Shelby Lust (2-0) shutout John Wood on a sparkling 4 hitter.  She authored 3 strike outs while giving up only a single walk on the day.  Sarah Gray once again led the offensive attack with 3 hits, including a double and 3 stolen bases.  Brittany Einck chipped in 2 hits a RBI, with Dayna McNutt, Erika Fitzgerald, Kaitlyn Winkler, and Elizabeth Sprague each getting one RBI. With the double header sweep, Parkland extends its record to 10-8 overall and 4-0  in the M-WAC conference.  They are also perfect 6-0 against teams in our region.
After a shakey Southern trip to start the season, the defending region 24 champions are rounding into form once again.
How good were the Cobras this week?  In the past week, Parkland won all six of its games, as the pitchers did an excellent job for the Cobras, limiting oponents to 19 hits, 4 runs, of which only 2 were earned.  Cobra pitching walked 7 but struck out 32.  That translates to a 0.36 era for the pitching staff, and a paltry .135 batting average for the opponents.  The Cobras successfully swiped 15 of 16 on stolen base attempts, led by Sarah Gray with eight.  During the week the Cobras turned 3 double plays. Check these other numbers:
Pitching
Harshbarger 2-0   0.54 era
Hoey  2-0  0.00 era
Lust  1-0   0.00 era
Simpson 1-0  1.00 era
Hitting
Frerichs  8 for 14  .571 BA
Gray  11 for 20   .550 BA
McNutt  9 for 17  .529 BA  7 RBI
Inman  1 grand slam home run,  11 RBI
Einck  9  RBI

Parkland Golfers In Action At John A. Logan Invitational

March 29th, 2011

1st round results from the John A Logan Invitational held at Kokopelli Country Club in Marion, Illinois.  Updates to follow...

Indiana Hills.      295

John A Logan.    303

Iowa Western.    314

Rend Lake.        321

Parkland.          324

Lewis & Clark   325

Mineral Area    349

Shawne           369

Top 5 Scores (though first round)

Filip Timmerman. (JAL)   69

Zach Steffen (Indiana Hills)  70

Steven Ibm (Indiana Hills) 73

Derek Rohlfing (JAL) 75

Matt Walton (Rend Lake)  75

Colin Ahlvers (Lewis & Clark)  75

Parkland scores

Matt Hart   78

Lewis Martin  80

Chris Spitzmiller 83

Matt Schopp      83

Ross Leary     87

Jake Walters  78

Inside Cobra Baseball: Week 4

March 28th, 2011

CobraSports.Net producer Brian Schutte is joined by Parkland Baseball Coach Matt Kennedy, fresh off a double header sweep of Shawnee CC in the Cobra Home Opener.  Click below for latest edition of Inside Cobra Baseball.

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Parkland Baseball Cobras Win a Pair in First Home Appearance - Game 1

March 27th, 2011

Jon Carlson had another solid outing for Parkland as he picked up the victory in a 10-7 final. The Cobras spotted Shawnee three early runs but battled back for the victory. Cobrasports.net was on hand to bring you the first of what will sure to be many Parkland wins here at home.

Click below for full audio podcast.

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Parkland Baseball Cobras Win a Pair in First Home Appearance - Game 2

March 27th, 2011

The Cobras were held at bay for a while but they eventually broke through in what eventually became a 8-7 victory over the Saints of Shawnee. Bo Weir got the start and kept the Cobras in it, while the offense got going with a pair of two-run homers by Bobby Burns and Dylan Drury.

Click below for the play-by-play call of the double header's finale.

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Cobras Sweep DACC In Softball Home Opener-Game 1

March 24th, 2011

Parkland's Cobras knocked off DACC in game one of their double header as Jenna Harshbarger had another strong performance and paced the Cobras to a 6-1 win. Brittany Eink had a big bases-loaded double, following an intentional walk to Sara Gray, as the Cobras put together a big inning to pick up a win in their first home game of 2011.

Harshbarger ran her record to 4-3 overall, with 6 K's, 2 BB, and the backing of an error free defense.  A five run 4th inning was all PC needed to secure the win.  The big hit in the inning came off the bat of Einck, a 3 run double to left center.  Sam Inman drove in 2 runs for the Cobras.  Erika Fitzgerald contributed 2 hits, which included a double.

CobraSportsNet was on hand.  Just click below for audio play-by-play of the full game.

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Cobras Sweep DACC In Softball Home Opener-Game 2

March 24th, 2011

Parkland won the second of a pair by a 12-2 tally, as Kelsi Hoey (3-4) allowed DACC just 1 hit  while striking out 5 and walking 2.  Both runs Danville scored were unearned.  Parkland's offense was lead by Dayna McNutt who banged out 3 hits and drove in three runs. Sam Inman hit her 1st HR of the year, a grand slam to right center in the 4th. For the game, Inman collected 2 hits and drove in 5 runs.  With bases loaded in the 2nd, Aubry Welch drove a  double over the center fielders head for a three-run double.  Sarah Frerichs had 2 hits in the game as well.  Defensively the Cobras turned 2 double plays behind Hoey.

The wins even the Cobras over-all record at (8-8) and are (2-0) in the M-WAC. PC will hit the road for their two doubleheaders, PC will play at Lewis and Clark on Saturday before traveling to John Wood for two more games on Sunday.

Ryan Ifft has the play by play call here on CobraSportsNet.

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Inside Cobra Baseball: Week 3

March 22nd, 2011

Another edition of Inside Cobra Baseball with Matt Kennedy as the team enjoys some sun and some wins from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Click below for the audio podcast and be sure to check back weekly for each edition of Inside Cobra Baseball!

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Cobras At Nationals: After The Game

March 20th, 2011

Here's a little clip that CobraSportsNet is posting here for those who'd like to download it for their Itunes or MP3 player.  It consists of the last seconds of the Cobras' big win to end the tourney, the team and individual awards presentation, the Karrie Redeker postgame show, and the final game wrap-up.  Enjoy!

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Cobra Women Top Tough Foe, Take 3rd Place In National Tournament! (updated)

March 19th, 2011

Stubborn post defense, timely shooting, high energy, and solid fundamentals all around led Parkland past Iowa Central College today at the National Tournament in East Peoria, as the Parkland College Women's Basketball team rebounded from a tough loss on Friday night and upended a very tall and talented Iowa Central team 78-68 to finish in 3rd place at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament held at Illinois Central College in East Peoria. The 3rd place finish is the Cobras' highest result ever, and their final record of 34 wins versus only three losses is also a school record for most wins in a season. The Cobras have now placed 3rd, 6th, and 4th at Nationals over the past three seasons.

Following their only tourney loss earlier, the Cobras regrouped and rallied around the word "resilient" written on the board in their locker room. They had a good practice and were clearly ready to give battle to an opponent who fell one heart-wrenching missed free throw short of appearing in the championship game themselves. The question was, who could bounce back? Saturday, the Cobras showed no ill effects of their Friday defeat at the hands of eventual champion Monroe CC, as they jumped out to a 41-32 halftime lead behind 53% shooting. The Tritons quickly erased that deficit early in the second half as the game became a tight contest with 10 ties and 19 lead changes. Parkland was finally able to regain control in the final 5 minutes and pull away for the ten point win. Down the stretch, key shots and free throws by Hannah Ohl, Ana Deters, and April Barnett turned the tide. At one point, the Cobras trailed 60-57, but outscored the Tritons 21-8 to close the game in winning style. Unlike the Monroe loss, the game with Iowa Central featured excellent Cobra free throw shooting (14 of 17) and far fewer turnovers.

As was the case all season, balance was the key for the Cobras as four players finished in double figures. All-tournament selections Hannah Ohl and April Barnett each scored 16 points to lead the way on Saturday. Ohl had a fine over-all game with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals while Barnett once again came off the bench to score 16, grab 4 boards, dish out 4 assists, and pick up 4 steals. Brittney Burgess added 13 points and 6 rebounds while Ana Deters added 13 points and 5 boards. Nicole Shabbing, Jenny Free, and Amanda Boyd, along with Deters and Burgess, worked very hard and very effectively defending the post against three Iowa Central players who stood over six feet tall and who were the leading scorers for the Tritons in their preceding game versus Pima CC of Tucson.

The game was played in front of a good crowd that was mostly backers of the green and gold. There were more than a few tears of joy in the stands at the end of the evening.

CobraSportsNet says congratulations to Coach Karrie Redeker, her staff, and all the players on a truly outstanding season, one that has set the bar high for future Cobra Basketball teams!

Stay with CobraSportsNet for more details and follow-up coverage of this great game! Meantime, Steve Brown and Brian Schutte have the pulse-pounding story of this game.  Just click below...

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