Panther SB Remains in Third in North

6-23 Pekin 12, Columbus Junction 5

6-24 Pekin 11, IMS 1

6-26 Pekin 1, Highland 14

6-28 Pekin 4, Van Buren 3

6-28 Pekin 2, West Branch 8


At 9-5 in the SEISC North, the Pekin Panthers softball team sits alone by itself in third place. Just two weekends ago the Panthers were at 7-4, but two big wins early last week has their record looking pretty a little better.

The Panthers started their week off with a 12-5 win against Columbus Junction in which they amassed 13 hits and got a complete game from Ashlyn Zook. Zook gave up seven hits and three earned runs, while striking out eight batters in seven innings.

The Pekin offense supported Zook with a run in the first and two more in the second to help the Panthers gain a 3-2 lead. Pekin’s bats really got cooking later on in the game against Columbus Junction. The Panthers plated five runs in the fifth to increase their lead to 8-4, before taking command of the game with four more runs in the sixth. 

Read the full article in the July 2 edition of the News-Review.