Runs — Allgood, Baugher, Taryn Swartz.
Chariton battery — Ellie Bengtson (L, 4-7) (7IP, 7H, 3R, ER, 2K, 2BB), Emma Fuhs catching.
Hits — Miranda Davis 2-3, Kourtney Nichols 1-3.
Pekin wins 2 of 3 at Woodward
PEKIN – The Pekin softball team bounced back from a disappointing pair of losses, including a conference setback that was hampered by seven errors, to win two out of three games Saturday at the Woodward-Granger Tournament. The Panthers scored 30 runs in three games, coming up one inning short of a clean sweep over the weekend.
Pekin hammered Panorama in the opening game of the day, scoring seven runs in the fifth to close the game early, and held off a late rally to beat Woodward-Granger 10-9 by scoring five runs in the last two innings of the tournament. Saydel rallied for six runs in the seventh inning to snap a late tie in a 13-7 victory over Pekin in the second game for the Panthers.
Cheyann Lankford earned two wins in the pitching circle in the tournament and had five hits for the Panthers along with four RBI and a team-best six runs scored.
Seven Pekin errors combined in the first and fourth errors helped open the doors for Wapello to score eight six unearned runs Thursday night, resulting in a 9-4 victory that allowed Wapello to earn a Southeast Iowa Superconferce north season sweep of the Panthers.
“We gave up seven outs in the first inning. They scored three runs without a hit,” Pekin head coach Bryan Marley said. “When you extend innings like that, you’re going to give up big innings.”
Brittany Gillam had a pair of hits and a pair of runs for the Panthers while Cheyann Lankford came up with two hits and a run.
Pekin returned home for an SEISC north matchup with Winfield-Mount Union Monday as the Courier went to press. The Panthers (10-7, 7-3) also play in conference action tonight in a doubleheader at Columbus.