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

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

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

Parkland Baseball Completes Sweep at Home Over Danville

April 11th, 2015

Game Two:  Parkland 3       Danville 2


Cobras Take Important Conference Win

April 11th, 2015

Game One:  Parkland 6    Danville 4


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.


#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)

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)

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)

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

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