PEKIN – Pekin put away its third straight Southeast Iowa Superconference win of the week very early. The Panthers scored six of their seven runs against IMS in the very first inning, providing pitcher Ashlyn Zook with plenty of support in a 7-0 victory.
Zook dominated IMS hitters, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out seven batters over seven innings. Sloan Reighard has the big blow for the Panthers with a home run and four RBI.
“I feel like the girls are really seeing the ball really well,” Pekin head softball coach Allison Glick said. “It’s hard to stay back when you’re seeing the ball that well, but the girls are doing a good job staying patient and helping Ashlyn out a lot.” Allison Glick said.
Pekin (3-3, 3-2) will play in a triangular at Davis County with the Mustangs and Moulton-Udell tonight starting at 5 p.m.
Pekin 7, IMS 0
IMS 000 000 0 — 0 2 2
Pekin 600 001 x — 7 7 1
Pekin battery — Ashlyn Zook (W, 3-2) (7IP, 2H, 7K, 2BB), Tiana Slaney catching.
2B — Bridget Fritchen.
HR — Sloan Reighard.
Hits — Nikole Arendt 1-3, Peyton Atwood 1-3, Fritchen 1-3, Kaylee Linder 1-3, Slaney 1-3, Zook 1-3, Reighard 1-4.
RBI — Reighard 4, Atwood.
Runs — Arendt, Madelyn Baker, Fritchen, Linder, Reighard, Slaney, Cassidy Tolle.