Cardinal shuts out Pekin behind Elder’s two-hitter
PACKWOOD — Junior pitcher Brennon Elder fired a two-hit shutout Thursday to lead the Cardinal baseball team to a 5-0 victory over rival Pekin in non-conference action in Packwood.
Elder fanned 10 batters and walked three as Cardinal won its sixth game of the young season.
The Comets, who led 2-0 through six innings, got a boost from Cole Campbell in the final inning. The junior designated hitter, who finished 2-for-4 from the plate, delivered a two-run single to put the game out of reach.
Also for Cardinal, Kyle Kent provided one RBI. Brandon Eklofe, Cody Streeby and Conner McElderry had one hit apiece. Dakota Showman, Charlie Rachford, Kaleb Durflinger and Kent scored runs.
Kolby Allsup and Nazereth Rambo had the two hits for Pekin, which also fell to Mediapolis 14-3 on Friday. Keaton Winn pitched the first four innings and took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits. Winn fanned five. In three innings of relief, Rambo gave up three runs — none earned — on two hits and he struck out five Comets.
The Panthers (3-7) visit Lone Tree on Tuesday. Cardinal is back in action today at Holy Trinity.