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Five-run third dooms Pekin on road

By Justin Webster | Jun 12, 2018
Photo by: GTNS photo Freshman Brady Latcham went two-plus innings Monday night at New London. The Panthers lost 8-2 against their SEISC rivals.

The Panthers allowed one run to come across in each of the first two innings, but a five-run third is what sealed Pekin’s fate in their 8-2 road loss at New London Monday night.

Freshman Brady Latcham took the loss going two-plus innings and allowing five runs, three of which were earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out one.

Senior Cody Hassinen threw 71 pitches of relief over 3 2/3 innings and allowed three runs, two of them earned, on five hits and two walks and a strikeout.

Soon-to-be senior Connor Reed recorded the last out for Pekin on hit eighth pitch after allowing one hit in his brief appearance.

Offensively, the Panthers were led by junior Tanner Bainbridge who collected both of the hits for Pekin, although he wasn’t the only Panther to reach base with he and his teammates getting walked a combined eight times.

Bainbridge and Torell Washington scored the lone runs in the top of the fifth and the sixth before the Tigers added the last run in the home half of the sixth for the 8-2 final.

The Panthers travel to Wapello tonight for an SEISC matchup before hosting Holy Trinity Wednesday, Winfield-Mt. Union Thursday and ending the week with a roadtrip to West Burlington Friday night.

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