Pekin blasts Moulton-Udell, dropped by Davis County
PACKWOOD — Pekin displayed some of its best hitting and pitching of the season in Friday’s home triangular, and the result was one win in two games.
The Panthers’ bats came alive to tally 12 hits in a 16-10 victory over Moulton-Udell in the opening game before Leslie Stone pitched the host team to a 2-0 loss in the nightcap.
Pekin head coach Bryan Marlay said he’s still waiting for his team to put both aspects together in one game, but he has faith it will come.
“We’ve got to play games and just get some consistency going. With the weather the way it has been, we haven’t even got quality practices in,” Marlay explained.
In the opener, Cheyann Lankford paced the 16-run attack going 3-for-3 with a home run, four runs and four RBI. Kelsie Spilman and Tiana Slaney had two hits apiece, Maranda Baker had three RBI, and Maleaha Earnest knocked in two runs.
Cheyann Lankford picked up the win, going 1 2/3 innings and striking out four. She gave up one hit and walked one.
After allowing 10 earned runs in the opener, Leslie Stone settled down in the second game to pitch seven innings of two-run ball.
Stone also produced the Panthers’ only two hits vs. Davis County’s Rylee Eakins in the loss.
Pekin (3-2) kicks off the beginning of a jam-packed week today at home against Highland.