MEDIAPOLIS – The Pekin softball team scored a decisive 12-2 victory over Mediapolis Thursday in SEISC North action.
Ashlyn Zook picked up the win on the hill. She allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out three in five innings. Tiana Slaney spearheaded Ottumwa's offensive efforts by going 3-for-4 and Maddy Baker blasted a triple and drove in three RBI's. In addition, the Panthers' Kaylee Linder and Cassidy Tolle drove in two runs each.
"I think the girls really played well tonight," Pekin coach Allison Glick said.
Pekin (6-5, 4-2) play SEISC North opponent Waco today.
Pekin 12, Mediapolis 2
Peki 316 20 — 12 8 2
Medi 110 00 — 2 7 0
Pekin battery — Ashlyn Zook (W, 5-4) (5IP, 7H, 2R, 0ER, 3K), Tiana Slaney catching.
2B — Cassidy Tolle, Kaylee Linder.
3B — Maddy Baker.
Hits — Maddy Baker 1-for-3, Nikole Arendt 1-for-1, Slaney 3-for-4, Tolle 1-for-2, Kaylee Linder 1-for-4, Bridget Fritchen 1-for-2.
RBI — Maddy Baker 3, Arendt, Slaney, Tolle 2, Kaylee Linder 2, Fritchen, Payton Atwood . Runs — M. Baker, Arendt, Sloan Reighard, Slaney, Tolle 2, Linder 2, Emily Bemis, Zook 2.