Cobras Drop Game Two, Earn Split in Weekend Series

March 31st, 2014

In the finale. Parkland struggled throwing strikes early as Zach Borsa took the hill for PC. Borsa walked 3 in the first inning and gave up 2 hits to the ICC Cougars who scored four times in the opening frame. Blake Uhlman held the Cobras at bay in Game 2 behind a solid defense and no walks. Mark Meyer came in and threw 5 strong innings in relief allowing only one run but the Cobras offense could not generate the big blow despite out hitting the Cougars 9-5. The split drops the Cobras into a 3-way tie for first in the M-WAC with Danville and Lincoln Land after two weeks of play.

Game 2 R H E

ICC 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 1

Parkland 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 1

LP Zach Borsa

WP Blake Uhlman


Parland Takes Game One Over ICC

March 31st, 2014

In the opener, Parkland's offense battled back all game before finally pulling away in the 5th inning. Isaac Sampen and Brett Chappell started 3 rallies for the Cobras. Sam Sampen delivered a clutch 2 out, 2 run double, in the 4th inning to put PC on top for good. Alex Lesiak earned the win as he pitched 6 strong innings to lead PC out of some tough jams early in the game. Lesiak and the Cobra defense committed 3 errors to allow 3 unearned runs to score for ICC. Sam and Isaac Sampen along with Brett Chappell each had two hits apiece.

 Game 1 R H E

ICC 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 9 1

Parkland 0 2 1 3 2 0 8 10 3

WP Alex Lesiak 6 IP 4 Runs 1 Earned 9 Hits 1BB (Hayes)

LP Joel Taylor


Parkland Comes Up Short in Bid to Take Two

March 23rd, 2014
Game 2: JW 3 PC 1
If was completely a different story in game 2, as Parkland was held to 4 hits while committing 3 errors in the 3-1 loss.  Elizabeth Walker (2-2) was the tough luck loser for PC as both the bats and gloves struggled in the night cap.   JW got 2 runs in the 2nd on a walk and back to back doubles, then added their last run on 2 errors and no hits in the 7th inning.  Shelby Franzen, Jordan Wheeler, Alex Jacobs and Harley Tompkins each had a hit in the game.  Walker only allowed JW 4 hits.  JW pitcher Schultz struck out 11 Cobra batters, 5 looking. 
JW  020  000  1    3 4 1
PC  100  000   0    1 4 3
W Schultz JW
L  Walker  PC  2-2
After a couple of much needed days off, the Cobras will resume action on Thursday when they travel to face M-WAC foe Heartland in Normal, Il. 

Cobra Softball Blasts Their Way to Game One WIn

March 23rd, 2014
Game 1:  PC  10   JW  2
JW was leading 1-0 after 1 1/2 innings before PC took the lead in the bottom of the 2nd on a lead off double by Kristine Herdegen, an RBI single from Alex Jacobs and sac fly by Kelsey Smith.  The Cobras added 2 more runs in the 4th with a lead off single by Jacobs, a double from Harley Tompkins and a 2 run single from Marlee Sulsberger.  In the 5th and 6th innings, PC broke the game open scoring six runs in the two innings with all of the base runners and runs coming with two outs.  Two runs came in the 5th on a walk to Jacobs an RBI double by Alexis Royer and an RBI single from Tompkins.  Again in the 6th with 2 outs and no one on base, Shelby Franzen singled, Jordan Wheeler walked, and Kristine Herdegen followed with a 3 run homer that hit the scoreboard in right field.  The game then ended by the run rule when Jacobs lofted a home run over the left field fence.  Jacobs was 3 for 3 with 4 runs scored and 2 RBI.  Herdegen and Tompkins each had 2 hits to pace the 11 hit attack. Wheeler got her 7th win of the season, striking out 6, walking 3 and scattering 7 hits.
JW  010 010    2  7  0
PC  020 224    10 11 0
W  Wheeler   7-2   PC
L   Mohey   JW
HR   Parkland  Herdegen (2)   Jacobs  (1)

Parkland Baseball Completes DH Sweep in 2014 Hope Opener

March 23rd, 2014
Game 2
Tyler Anderson led the way once again for Parkland as he scattered 4 hits over 6 innings.  Parkland and Spoon River CC were tied through 4 innings at 0-0 as Parkland could not capitalize on opportunities early in the game. Parkland broke the tie when pinch hitter Glenn Reeves doubled down the right field line scoring Connor Currier and John Udina.  Isaac Sampen and Bryce Pennington would follow up Reeves with doubles of their own as the Cobras built a 4-0 lead in the 5th.  Tyler Anderson got out of a couple jams in the 4th and 6th as SRCC loaded the bases but were only able to push across one run.  The Cobras added two more insurance runs in the 6th, as Connor Currier scored on a double steal and Glenn Reeves added another RBI double to left field.

SRCC      0    0    0    0    0   1      1                       2    6    0
PRKLD    0    0    0    0    4    2        -                     6    7    2
Winning Pitcher (Tyler Anderson 2-0) and Brody Andrews
Top Parkland Hitters
Glen Reeves 2-2 (2 Doubles 3RBI)
Bryce Pennington 2-2 (Double RBI)
Isaac Sampen 1-2 (Double RBI)

Cobras Ride Strong Pitching from Weller to Take Game One over Spoon River

March 23rd, 2014
Game 1
Parkland was led in game one by sophomore Kyle Weller going the complete 7 innings yielding only 5 hits and walking only one, while striking out 7 on the day.
Weller was in command the entire game only allowing 7 runners on the day, and no runner ever reached 3rd base. The Cobras were perfect defensively in the game not committing an error despite the cool temperatures. Offensively, the Cobras scored 8 runs in game one, all with 2 outs.  Bryce Pennington got the offense going in the first inning with a 2 out two run triple in to the right center field gap.  PC tacked on two more in the 5th inning as David Hayes doubled off the top of the left field wall.  Pennington added 2 more RBI in the 6th with a double down the left field line.  Weller retired Spoon River in the top of the 7th and the game was completed as Parkland won by the mercy rule.   
SRCC        0    0    0    0    0    0    0                    0    5    0
PRKLD      4    0    0    0    2    2    -        F/7        8    10   0
Winning Pitcher (Kyle Weller  2-1) and David Hayes
Top Parkland Hitters
Isaac Sampen 2-2 (Singles)
Bryce Pennington 3-4 (Triple/Double/Single 4 RBI)
David Hayes 1-2 (Double 2 RBI)

Cobras Make Late Rally but Fall to Jaguars in Game Two

March 20th, 2014

Both DACC and Parkland would hit the ball well in game two but it would be the Jaguars coming out on top, by the final score of 10-8.  Elizabeth Walker got the pitching assignment but struggled a bit as the Danville bats were much more active in the nightcap.  The Cobras would get the tying runs on base in the bottom of the seventh, but a hard line drive off the bat of Carly Sarff would be snagged by the Jaguars to seal the win.  The loss drops Parkland to (8-3) as they will travel to Kankakee for a double header on Friday.  


Cobras Handle DACC in Softball Home Opener

March 20th, 2014

The Cobras would begin the home portion of their schedule with an impressive 9-1 win over Danville.  Jordan Wheeler would pick up the win as she threw all five innings.  Parkland would get on the board in the second with a single run, then pull away with an eight run outburst in the third.  Alexis Royer would have the big blast of the inning as she took a pitch from Danville starter Kylee West deep to right for a two run homer.  The win moved the Cobras to (8-2) on the year ahead of the second game of the day.


Parkland Wome Win Region 24 Championship!

March 9th, 2014

The Cobra Women were able to take down Lake Land College in the Region 24 final by the score of 76-66.  The win clinches a berth in the NJCAA DII National Tournament in Overland Park, KS.  


Parkland Earns Trip to Region 24 Championship

March 8th, 2014

The Cobras were able to knock off DACC in the Region 24 semi-final, earning themselves a right to compete for a regional title.  The Cobras were led in scoring by Hannah Wascher who recorded a double double in the first half.  The Region 24 Championship can be heard LIVE on CobraSports.Net with a 2:00 tip on Sunday afternoon.


Parkland Men Drop Overtime Contest to End Season

March 7th, 2014
A season and a game that had often held promise, ended on a disappointing note, as the Parkland Men's Basketball team lost to ICC 81-70 in the quarterfinals of the Region 24 tournament. The loss ended the Cobras season at (17-13) while ICC (22-8) advances on to the semi-finals where they will meet #1 seed Rend Lake at 1:00 at Lincoln College. 

After a slow start that saw ICC grab an early 20-12 lead, PC was able to get back in the contest and forced a 29-29 tie at intermission. The Cobras then came out on fire in the second half, building their lead to as many as 15 at 54-39 with 12:08 to go. From that point, ICC would put on the full court pressure, resulting in Cobra turnovers and easy ICC points as the Cougars went on a 13-2 run to cut the lead to 56-53 with 7:13 left. A Kevin Phillips dunk with 5:10 to go pushed the Cobra lead back to 6 but ICC would score the next six points to tie the game at 61 with 3:33 left. 

Shane Seniour's hook shot in the lane put PC back ahead and the Cobras still led by 1 at 68-67 with 55.5 remaining.  The Cobras had a chance to give themselves some breathing room as Seniour was sent to the line with 30.6 to go but he made only one of the two free throws and the lead remained at two. ICC tied the game on a Jordan Seele put back with 15.9 left and the Cobras had a chance to win it in regulation but Lance Magee's shot was blocked as time expired.

The overtime was all ICC as they dominated from start to finish out scoring PC 13-1. After shooting 52% in the second half, the Cobras missed all 10 of their shots from the field in the extra period.  PC had their chances but missed 3 of 8 free throws at the end of regulation and in overtime and allowed ICC to grab 22 offensive rebounds, resulting in 18 second chance points.

Lance Magee and Shane Seniour finished with 15 points while Nate Tidwell had 11 ICC was led by Godson Eneogwe who had 19 points and 15 rebounds.

Parkland Records Dominant Win in Region 24 Opener

March 5th, 2014
The Parkland Women's Basketball team took care of business on Wednesday night as they cruised by Lewis and Clark 77-47 in the opening round of the Region 24 tournament. Parkland raced out to an 18-4 lead and never looked back, building a 41-19 lead at intermission and building it to as many as 35 in the second half.
Coach Mike Lindemann substituted freely throughout the contest as 11 of the 12 Parkland players scored in the contest. The Cobras shot 50% in the first half and 47% for the game to just 22% for the Blazers. PC also dominated the glass, out rebounding Lewis and Clark 52-34.
PC had seven players who scored between 8 and 12 points with Hannah Wascher leading the way with 12 points and 8 boards. Chelsea Cross had a strong game off the bench with 11 points, 6 boards, 3 assists, and 3 blocked shots. The trio of Jocie Klocke Aimee Iverson, and Nadine Vaughn all had 9 points with Iverson also dishing out 5 assists and Vaughn and Klocke each grabbing 7 boards. Erin Kelley had 8 points and 5 boards and Samantha Kohlbecker had a solid over-all game with 8 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds.
L&C was led by Akaylah Mitchell who had 15 points, and double-doubles by Alarra Gill (10 points 11 rebounds) and Benesha Childress (11 points 11 boards).
The victory sets up a semi-final showdown on Saturday between Parkland and rival Danville Area CC at Lake Land College in Mattoon.  The two teams are both (22-9) on the year and split their two games during the regular season. DACC advanced by defeating Lincoln Land 69-51 tonight. The other semi-final will pit top-seed Illinois Central (27-3) against #4 seed Lake Land (22-9). ICC demolished Lincoln 105-35 while the Lakers nipped John Wood 55-54. Those two will square off at 4 on Saturday.