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Softball Schedule Changes
  • Due to wet grounds in Quincy, the Softball games scheduled for today (March 28) have been moved to Parkland College starting at 2:00.
  • The Cobras Softball game scheduled for Weds March 29 @ Olney Central has been moved to Tuesday April 25 at 3:00 in Olney.

Cobra Golf Team ties for 3rd at Purgatory Invitational
The Parkland College Golf team opened the season with a solid performance as they finished 3rd at the Purgatory Intercollegiate in Noblesville, Indiana.  After shooting a 310 on Friday, PC carded a 303 on Saturday to tie Wheaton College at 613.  The two teams finished just one stroke out of 2nd as Taylor University ran away with the team title by 23 strokes.

Alec Dutkowski of Taylor was the medalist as he shot an even par 144 (70-74) one stroke better then teammate Mitch Lamping. Parkland's Andreas Nielsen fired a 150 (76-74) and finished in 4th place. Fellow Cobra Garret Hixenbaugh tied for 8th place as he shot 152 (78-74).

Parkland is back in action next weekend at the Gorlock Invite hosted by Webster University in St. Louis.
Parkland Scores:
Nielsen      150          
Hixenbaugh 152
Khachaturian   155
Tate                156
Patton            156
Poffinbarger  156
Baker     158
Woods    160

Women drop final game at D-2 Nationals to place 8th
The Parkland Women's Basketball team came up with a valiant second half Saturday effort but it wasnt enough, as they dropped an 80-73 decision to Guilford Tech of North Carolina in the 7th and 8th place game.  The Cobras could never get their shooting untracked as they fell behind 48-32 at the half before rallying after intermission.

Avery Hamm kept PC in the game during the opening half as the sophomore hit 4 of 8 from behind the arc as she scored 14 points. Payton Bieber added 7 first half points but the rest of the team shot just 3 of 16.  Parkland came back strong in the third quarter out scoring Guilford 24-14 and actually tied the contest at 62 on two Layne Buzan free throws with 8:14 left.  From their the cold shooting returned as PC was outscored 18-11 down the stretch.

Hamm led the way with 18 points while Bieber added 11.  Kyra Washington came off the bench for a double-double as she scored 14 points and grabbed 11 boards. Kerstyn Lowery finished with 8 points, 5 assists, and 10 rebounds.  The Cobras  shot just 32% for the game and made only 11 of 19 free throws.

Parkland finishes the season in 8th place with a record of (27-8). Congratulations go out to the sophomores who went (51-17) with two M-WAC titles, a Region 24 title, and a trip to Nationals.

Late push sends Cobra Men to 5th Place @ NJCAA D-2 Nationals
The Parkland College Men's Basketball team was not going to be denied a 5th place finish or their 30th win Saturday as they pulled away late for an 81-70 victory over Grand Rapids. The win improved PC to 30-4 on the season and they improved by a place on their 6th place finish in 2016.

PC got out of the gates quickly as they raced out to a 21-9 lead after the opening 10 minutes. Grand Rapids would slowly chip away at the lead however and found themselves down 5 at 33-28 at the break. PC shot 52% to 37% for GR  but committed 11 first half turnovers.

The second half was a tightly contested affair with the Raiders finally tying the game at 43 with 14:31 left.  Grand Rapids would take their only lead of the game at 59-57 on an Arthur Pearson three with 7:47 left but the Cobras would then go on an 11-0 run to take control. Terrion Howard started the rally with a pair of free throws to tie the game and Grant Gibson drilled a three to make it 62-59. Luke Beesley made a pair of free throws , and Jarrett Olson and Beesley both made baskets to put the lead at 68-59 with 2:42 to go. The Cobras would make 11 of 13 free throws over the final 90 seconds to secure the win.

Beesley concluded an outstanding National tournament with another double-double scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 boards. The Champaign Central sophomore, averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds per game in the four games in Danville.  Grant Gibson came up big with 14 points. Chelby Frazier made 9-10 free throws to finish with 13 points and 7 boards, while Terrion Howard added 12 points and 3 assists.  The Cobras shot 47% for the game, made 21-26 free throws, and out rebounded the Raiders 40-27. Grand Rapids, who had four players in double figures, was led by Jeffrey Drake-Todd with 22 points.

Congratulations to the sophomores on a two-year record of (54-19), a 5th and 6th place finish at Nationals and two Region 24 and M-WAC titles!

Baseball rallies for sweep of Lewis and Clark
The #5 Parkland Baseball team snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Friday as they scored three times in the 8th and one in the 9th to rally to defeat Lewis and Clark 7-6 to complete a two game sweep of the Blazers. PC won the opener 9-4. The wins move PC to (16-4 2-0) while Lewis & Clark stands (4-11 3-3). The two teams will wrap up the series with two games Sunday in Godfrey starting at 2:00. 
Brady Schanuel worked seven solid innings and the Cobras scored five runs late to pull away for the win.  The Cobras jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 2nd as Zach Pych reached on an error, Jonathan Brandt singled, and Cole Hamilton followed with an RBI single. Cory Wright followed with an RBI single and Hamilton raced home on an error by the right fielder. Lewis and Clark would score twice in the 4th to cut the lead to one but PC got one of those runs back in the 5th as Jordyn Muffley singled and came home on a Trystan Raikes double.
Up 4-2, in the 7th, PC broke the game open scoring three more runs as Raikes and Fahd Shakeel started the inning with singles and Mitch Matuszewski followed with an RBI single. Max Downs drove in a run with a sac fly while Pych grounded into a fielder’s choice to score another run.  Raikes was 4-5 with 2 runs scored in the game while Cory Wright had 3 hits and Hamilton a pair. Schanuel went 7 innings allowing just one earned run on one hit, while walking two and striking out five.

PC and L&C went to extra innings in game two and the Blazers scored three times in the top of the 8th and appeared to be headed for a split before the Cobras rallied. Raikes started the inning with a base hit, Downs was hit by a pitch, and Pych followed with a single to make it 6-4.  With runners at 1st and 2nd with nobody out, Brendan Joyce attempted a sacrifice bunt but the Blazer third baseman threw the ball away allowing the tying run to score. After Logan Spalt retired the side in order in the 9th, Cory Wright started the bottom of the inning by getting hit by a pitch and stealing second. After a strikeout, Jordyn Muffley singled to put runners at the corners before Raikes was walked intentionally to load the bases. Wright would race home on a wild pitch with the game winner.
Zach Pych and Jordyn Muffley both had two hits in the game while Wright reached base four times and stole four bases.  Spalt picked up his second win of the season as he worked 1.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out two.

Parkland Golf stands 3rd after opening day of Taylor University Open
Playing in warm but windy conditions, the PC Golf team shot a 310 on Friday, good enough for 3rd place after the opening day of the Purgatory Intercollegiate hosted by Taylor University at the Purgatory CC in Noblesville, Indiana.   The Cobras are third in the 15 team field with 18 more holes to play on Saturday.  Taylor’s A team has the lead at 297 while their “B” team is in second at 307, just three strokes ahead of the Cobras. Holy Cross and Wheaton College are in 4th and 5th with scores of 312 and 313 respectively. The Cobras are the only two-year college in the field.
Alec Dutkowski of Taylor is the individual leader with a score of 70, while Joey Medora is in 2nd three strokes back.  Parkland was paced by Andreas Nielsen who carded a 76. Two Cobras competing as individuals, Luke Baker and Nick Patton, fired 76 and 77 respectively. Consistency was evident for PC as seven of the eight players scored between 76-78.
Parkland Scores
Nielsen               76
Tyler Woods     78
Christian Khachaturian  78
Chris Tate          78
Garrett Hixenbaugh 78
Luke Baker         76
Nick Patton        77
Connor Poffinbarger 80

Parkland Women beat Mesa to advance to Consolation Title/7th place game
The Cobra Women put up another strong effort Friday as they outlasted #4 Mesa 66-57 to move into the Consolation Title game against Guillford Tech NC.   A win would earn the Cobras (26-7) a 7th place finish in the tournament.
After Mesa jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead, PC responded with a 26-6 run to take a 28-14 lead after just one quarter. PC could not find the basket in the 2nd half, as they scored just seven points in the second quarter, all at the free throw line as Mesa cut the lead to 35-33 at the half.  In the second half, both teams would grab the lead and with just 1:06 left, PC clung to a 58-57 lead. The Cobras perfectly executed an inbounds play with Kerstyn Lowery feeding Layne Buzan for a lay-up and free throw for a 61-57 lead. The Cobra made 5-6 free throws while Mesa missed all five of their shots as PC pulled away for the win.
Buzan led PC with a double-double as she scored 11 points and grabbed 11 boards. Kerstyn Lowery had 15 points, Karlee Ziliak 13, and Kyra Washington came off the bench to add 12. The Cobras bench outscored Mesa 23-12 to help secure the

Parkland Men shoot bye Pima, to play for 5th on Saturday
The Parkland Men came out firing on Friday, knocking down nine treys in the opening half, as they built a 51-33 half time lead on the way to a 104-90 win over Pima CC of Arizona. The victory improves the Cobras to (29-3) and they will take on Grand Rapids CC at 2:00 Saturday in the 5th place game.
After a couple of poor shooting performances, PC came out hot as they shot 54% in the opening 20 minutes, building an early double digit lead.  The lead would grow to as many as 25 in the second half as PC took advantage of a pair of technical fouls to grow the lead to 66-41 with 15 minutes remaining. The second half would be a foul plagued affair with the two teams combining to shoot 50 free throws. Fortunately, PC would make 26-33 in the second half as the Aztecs could get no closer than 14 the rest of the way.
Four Cobras finished in double figures as Cornelius McIntosh led the way with 17 points and 7 boards, as he went 8-10 at the line.  Terrion Howard was 3-3 in the first half from behind the arc and finished with 11 while Courtez Dixon and Jarret Olson each had 10 points. Luke Beesley added 9 points, 7 boards, and 3 assists while the trio of Joe Larry, Rhony Mouliom, and March Latham all had 9 points as well.  Pima had six guys in double figures with Alize Travis pacing the attack with 18.

Softball makes quick work of John Wood in M-WAC doubleheader
The #7 Parkland Softball team held John Wood to just one run on the afternoon as they swept the Blazers 3-1 and 10-0 in M-WAC action in Champaign.  The victories improve PC to (14-2 4-2) while the Blazers fall to (2-14 2-4).
The two teams are scheduled to play a 1:00 doubleheader in Quincy on Sunday.
After John Wood would grab an early 1-0 lead, PC would take the lead with a two-run homer off the bat of Brigette Belt in the 4th.  Maddy Shoemaker added an insurance run as she walked, stole 2nd and 3rd, and scored on a JW error. That would be all the runs Jaclyn Thompson (5-0) would need as she tossed a complete game win allowing one run on seven hits while striking out nine.  Belt had three of the Cobras seven hits in the win.
PC wasted little time in the night cap as they scored four times in both the first and second innings and cruised to the five inning win.  After starting the inning with two walks and a single. Sophie Catlin would clear the bases with a three run double. Leading 4-0 PC Catlin would drive in two more runs with a  home run.  Shoemaker added a two-run home run of her own in the 3rd.  Catlin was 3-3 with 2 runs scored and 5 RBI in the game. Catlin helper own cause as she also picked up the win, tossing a four-hit shutout striking out six to improve to (6-1).

NJCAA Basketball 03/24/2017 Schedule 

NJCAA D-2 Men's Basketball @ Danville:
  • Consolation Bracket:
    9:00   Waubonsee CC vs Johnson County
    11:00 Macomb vs Essex
  • Winner's Bracket:
    1:00   Parkland vs Pima
    3:00   Grand Rapids vs Niagra
  • Championship Bracket:
    6:30   #1 SW Iowa vs #5  Richard Bland VA
    8:30   #2 South Suburban vs #3 Louisburg NC
NJCAA D-2 Women's Basketball @ North Harrison, AR.
  • Consolation Bracket:
    11:00  Guillford Tech vs Moraine Valle
    1:00    Parkland vs Mesa
  • Winners Bracket:
    3:00    Cincinnati State vs Essex
  • Championship Bracket:
    6:00    #2 Johnson County vs  #3Monroe College NY
    8:00    #1 Kirkwood vs #5 Kankakee
NJCAA D-1 Men's Basketball @ Hutchinson, KS
  • Championship Bracket:
    6:00   #4 Hutchinson KS vs #8 NW Florida
    8:00   #2 South Plains TX vs #6 East Florida State
NJCAA D-2 Women's Basketball @ Lubbock TX
  • Championship Bracket:
    6:00   #1 Gulf Coast FL vs #5 Salt Lake City UT
    8:00   #6 Trinity Valley TX. vs #10 Shelton State AL

Parkland Women use 4th quarter run to stay alive at NJCAA D-II Women's Nationals
The Parkland Women used 12-0 run in 4th quarter to pull away from Dakota County 52-41 at the NJCAA National Tournament in Arkansas. They will take on #4 Mesa at 100 Friday in the consolation semi-finals.

Up 36-34, PC went to a zone press forcing Dakota Co. into turnovers, resulting in the twelve point run.Despite having an off day shooting, PC was able to pull away due to a strong defensive effort. Karlee Ziliak was the lone Cobra in double figures with 12 points. She also grabbed 8 rebounds and had 3 assists. Peyton Bieber added 9 points and 5 boards while Charity God bold came off the bench to add 9 points as well.

Missed chances doom Cobra Men in NJCAA Quarterfinal loss to Richard Bland
On a night where the Parkland Men left it all out on the court, it was a run of missed opportunities that doomed the Cobras as they dropped a heartbreaking 71-65 game to Richard Bland CC of Virginia. The loss sends the Cobras into a 1:00 game on Friday against Pima CC of Arizona. The Aztecs lost an 81-75 decision to #1 SW Iowa earlier on Thursday.

After a quick start, that saw the Cobras take a 14-12 lead with 11:33 to go in the opening half, RB went on a 19-7 run to grab a 10 point lead at 31-21 with 5:09 remaining. PC would cut the margin to four only to see the Statesmen convert a three-point play with 0.1 left to push the lead to 39-32 at the break. The margin remained close due to outstanding free throw shooting that saw the Cobras make 17-20 in the half.  Richard Bland dominated in every other aspect as they out shot PC 62% to 26% and controlled the boards 19-8.

The Cobras would come out with all of the energy in the second half as they grabbed the lead at 45-44 with 15:41 to go.  Parkland would extend the lead to 54-50 with 10:46 but a a string of seven straight scoreless possessions (3 turnovers, 3 missed shots, and a missed 1-1) kept PC from extending their lead.

A Grant Gibson three and Luke Beesley lay-up gave the Cobras their biggest lead of the game at 59-53 at the 6:44 mark and PC still had a four point lead at 63-59 with 4:50 left after Chelby Frazier made a pair of free throws. From there, PC missed three golden opportunities to extend their lead but came up empty.  The Statesmen would eventually take advantage, as they made 1 of 2 free throws and got a rebound bucket to cut the lead to 63-62 with 2:35 left.

After another Cobra miss, Bland followed with a Jaquan Mooten bucket to give them their first lead since the 13:50 mark.  The Cobras missed a long three and Myles Markland made a shot to extend the lead to 66-63 with 1:05 remaining.  Cornelius McIntosh's lay-up with 55.8 got the Cobras back within one but Wooten would score again and PC would turn the ball over forcing the Cobras to foul and send the Statesmen to the line. They were able to make 3-4 free throws  in the final 30 seconds, while PC could not connect from the field, as RB secured the victory.

Luke Beesley continued his outstanding post-season play as he finished with 14 points, 6 boards, and 3 assists before fouling out with 1:50 to go. Cornelius McIntosh and Chelby Frazier both finished with 10 points apiece.  Richard Bland was led by Deandre Clark with 17 and Gevon Arrington with 16. Bland shot 52% for the game to 38% for the Cobras and dominated the glass 35-21. PC stayed close by forcing 22 turnovers and making 23 of 29 free throws.

Parkland Women beat Dakota County at NJCAA D-2 Nationals
The Parkland College Women used a 15-7 advantage in the final quarter as they pulled away for a 52-41 win over Dakota County. The victory moves the Cobras into the consolation semi-finals on Friday at 1:00 against the winner of this afternoon’s game between Mesa CC and Chesapeake MD.   Leading by just two going into the final quarter, PC used a 12-0 spurt to start the quarter to secure the win. (More details to follow)

Changes to Parkland College Softball Schedule for Weekend

Due to the pending inclement weather over the weekend, the Parkland College Softball team has made the following changes:
  • Friday March 24, 1pm, John Wood @ Parkland
  • Saturday March 25 No Games
  • Sunday March 26, 1pm, Parkland @ John Wood

Baseball Schedule Changes for weekend series with Lewis and Clark
Due to expected heavy rain on Saturday, the following changes have been made to the Parkland College Baseball schedule for their weekend series with Lewis and Clark
  • Friday March 24 Parkland will host the Blazers in a 1pm doubleheader
  • Sunday March 26  Parkland will travel to L&C for a 2pm DH.

Basketball Schedule for D-2 Women

Wednesday March 22:
  • Game 7 11:00  Mesa vs Essex County
  • Game 8  1:00   Kankakee vs Chesapeake
  • Consolation Bracket:
    Game 9  3:00  Macomb vs Guilford Tech
  • Winner's Bracket:
    Game 10 6:00  Monroe CC NY vs St. Louis CC
    Game 11 8:00  Johnson County vs Kalamazoo Valley
Thursday March 23
  • Consolation Bracket
    Game 12 9:00  Moraine Valley vs Lackawanna
    Game 13 11:00 Parkland vs Dakota County
    Game 14  1:00  Loser Game 7 vs Loser Game 8
    Game 15  3:00  Loser 10 vs Loser 11
  • Winner's Bracket:
    Game 16: 6:00  Kirkwood vs Cincy State
    Game 17  8:00  Winner 7 vs Winner 8

Basketball Schedule for D-II Men
Wednesday March 22
  • Game 7 11:00  Louisburg NC vs St. Louis CC
  • Game 8  1:00   Essex County NJ vs Grand Rapids MI
  • Consolation Bracket
    Game 9  3:00   Waubonsee vs Southern Maryland
    Game 10:6:00  Johnson County vs Cincy State
    Game 11: 8:00  Dakota County vs Macomb MI
Thursday March 23
  • Consolation Bracket
    Game 12 11:00 Loser Game 7 vs Loser Game 8
  • Winner's Bracket
    Game 13: 1:00 Pima vs Southwestern Iowa
    Game 14: 3:00 Niagra Co. vs South Suburban
    Game 15  6:00 Parkland vs Richard Bland VA
    Game 16  8:00 Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game8
If Parkland wins Game 15 they will play at 6:30 Friday night. If they lose they will play at 1:00 Friday afternoon.

Surge rallies in 2nd half to defeat Parkland Women
The Parkland College Women's Basketball team committed 20 second half turnovers Tuesday as they dropped a 72-65 decision to Cincinnati State in the opening round of the NJCAA D-II Women's Basketball tournament at North Arkansas CC. The loss sends the Cobras into the consolation bracket where they will take on Dakota County at 11 on Thursday morning.

The game started well for PC as they used crisp passing and timely shooting to take a 24-17 lead after one quarter and increased their lead to 16, at 38-22 with 4:51 left in the second quarter. From that point the Surge chipped away and eventually cut the Cobra lead to only eight at 42-34 at the break.

The second half was all Cincy State however as they forced PC into numerous turnovers resulting in quick points and they pulled away for the victory.  Layne Buzan led the PC attack with 18 points and 5 boars while Kerstyn Lowery added 13. Kyra Washington added 9 points and Karee Zilliak lead the Cobras with 8 rebounds.

Late rally sends Cobra Men into Elite 8 for second straight year
The Parkland College Men overcame a dismal shooting night on Tuesday to rally for a 62-54 win over Johnson County CC of Kansas. The victory moves PC on to a 6:00 Thursday night game against the winner of Tuesday nights' last game between Richard Bland VA./Cincy State.

The Cobras over came 33% shooting by forcing 16 turnovers while committing just 5 of their own. PC also made 13-16 free throws in the second half and 19-23 for the game. The game was tied at 26-26 at the half as Luke Beesley carried the Cobras making 6 of 8 shots while the rest of the team made just 4 of 23.

The 2nd half could not have started any worse as PC was assessed a technical at the end of the first half and the Cavs scored the first seven points to take a 33-26 lead. JCJC led 45-38 with 8:37 to go before PC went on a 12-0 run to take a 50-45 lead. Marcus Latham and Cornelius McIntosh hit back to back three's to tie the contest and give the Cobras their first lead since 6-4. The Cobras would push the lead to eight with 1:11 left on a Terrion Howard lay-up.  Johnson County would close the gap to four with 28.4 remaining buy McIntosh made four straight free throws to seal the win.

Luke Beesley had another double-double for PC with 16 points and 11 rebounds while McIntosh had 15 and Howard 13.  David Turner led the Cavs with 15 points and 12 boards. The Cobras now stand (28-3) after their 22nd straight win and will get Wednesday off before making their 2nd straight appearance in the NJCAA D-II Elite Eight.

Cobra Softball gets back on track, sweeps home doubleheader versus Heartland
A day after dropping a pair of games to rival Heartland, the #5 Cobra Softball team got back on track as they returned the favor and beat the Hawks 8-6 and 9-1 to gain a split in the four game series. Parkland is now (12-2 2-2) while Heartland falls to (10-7 2-2).
The day did not start well for the Cobras as the Hawks used the long ball to jump out to a 6-1 lead after 2.5 innings.  PC would get back into the contest with a four run 3rd as Megan Magsamen delivered a big two-out two-run double. Down 6-5 in the 5th, Parkland would tie the game on a Maddy Shoemaker single, and Amber Tabeling would give PC the lead with an RBI single of her own.  The Cobras would tack on an insurance run in the 6th as Haley Ginger singled, stole 2nd, and came home on an Sophie Catlin single. Those would be all the runs PC would need as Catlin worked 4.0 shutout innings, allowing just two hits, in earning her 5th win of the season.  Haley Ginger, Megan Magsamen, Maddy Shoemaker, and Amber Tabeling all had two hits in the victory.

After the Hawks scored a run in the 1st, PC would take the lead for good with a four run 2nd inning.  All four runs scored with two outs as Lauren Spelich and Ginger both drove in a run and Brigette Belt came up with a big two-run single of her own.  PC tacked on another run in the 3rd as Shoemaker doubled and scored on Tabeling’s run scoring single.  The Cobras would score four more times in the 5th to end the game by the run rule.  MaKenna Butcher drove in a pair with a double to the fence an and Ginger ended the game with an RBI triple.  Tableing had another big game as she was 3-3 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. For the day, she was 5-6 with 4 runs driven in.
Jaclyn Thompson earned the win working five strong innings as she improved to (4-0) allowing just one run on five hits while striking out a pair. Parkland is off until the weekend when they will play a four game M-WAC series
against John Wood.

Softball stumbles in M-WAC opener

Lack of timely hitting came back to haunt the #5 Cobra Softball team Sunday as they dropped a pair of games to MWAC rival Heartland, losing by the scores of 7-4 and 3-1. The Cobras left 20 runners on base in the two games. The losses drop PC to (10-2 0-2) while the Hawks are now (10-5 2-0). The two teams are scheduled to wrap up their four game series on Monday at 2:00 at Parkland.

The Cobras had their chances early as they left five runners on base in the first two innings. Heartland would take advantage of their opportunities however and built a 4-0 lead after 4 innings.  PC would strike twice in the 5th as Sophie Catlin delivered a run scoring double and Megan Magsamen had an RBI single. The Cobras woudl tie the game in the 6th as Haley Ginger singled in a run and Catlin tied it with a sacrifice fly.  Cobra reliever Lexie Black was roughed up for three runs on three hits in the bottom of the frame as HCC rallied for the win.  Ginger, Amber Tabeling, and MaKenna Butcher each had two hits in the defeat.

As was the case in the opener, PC once again struggled to get the timely hit.  The Cobras scored their lone run in the 3rd as Ginger singled, stole 2nd, and scored on a Magsamen double.  The Hawks answered right back with two in the bottom of the inning and scored their final run in the 6th on an infield ground out.  Ginger paced the Cobra attack with 3 hits and Magsamen and Tabeling collected two each. Sophie Catlin took the loss despite allowing just three runs on six hits while striking out three.

Parkland Baseball wins VU Classic
The #4 ranked Parkland Baseball team wrapped up the non-conference portion of their Spring 2017 schedule Sunday as they defeated Lake Land 10-8 and Vincennes 8-1 to win the Blazer Classic.  Parkland now stands (14-4) and will open MWAC play next Friday and Saturday with a four game series with Lewis and Clark. L&C was impressive this weekend as they took 3 of 4 from Heartland.

The Cobras knew they needed a win in Sunday's opener to advance to the title game and they jumped out quickly scoring five times in the 1st inning en route to the 10-8 win.  Cory Wright walked to lead off the game and he scored on Jordyn Muffley's triple. Muffley came home on a Trystin Raikes single and after a Max Downs single, both came home on a Zach Pych triple. Pych would score the final run of the inning on a double steal. After Lake Land tallied a single run in the bottom of the frame, PC extended their lead to 7-1 on Trystin Raikes two-run homer.

The Lakers would chip away scoring five times over the next four innings and trailed just 7-6 headed to the 6th. PC would pick up two big runs in the inning on an error and a wild pitch to push the lead back to three at 9-6. Lake Land tallied a single run in the 6th but PC got it right back in the 7th as Matt Zielonko singled and later scored on a wild pitch. Cory Wright worked out of a jam in the bottom of the 7th striking out two and earning the save. Jack Rettig picked up the win despite allowing five earned runs in four innings of work.

The two teams squared off for the third time this season with both teams claiming one run victories.  In this game it would be all Cobras as three Cobra hurlers combined to allow just one unearned on two hits while striking out 11.  Evan Snyder worked five strong innings allowing two hits and striking out five. Jack Lambert worked the 6th, striking out a pair, and Ty McCulloch pitched the 7th and struck out four, after the first man reached base on a dropped third strike.

After VU scored an unearned run in the first, PC would answer back with a run of their own in the 2nd on an RBI ground out off the bat of Jonathan Brandt.  PC would take the lead for good in the 3rd as Cory Wright and Jordyn Muffley both hit solo home runs. Wright would also drive in another run in the 4th on a sac. fly as the Cobras increased their lead to 4-1.  Parkland would blow the game open in the 6th as they scored four times. 

Muffley capped a solid day at the plate going 3-4 with three more 3 RBI, Wright was 1-3 with 3 runs batted in, and Brandt banged out a pair of hits.

Cobra Baseball splits on opening day of Vincennes Classic
The Parkland Baseball team dropped a heartbreaking 6-5 decision to Vincennes in the opener but came back strong to blank Lake Michigan 10-0 in the night cap to salvage a split on the opening day of the VU Classic.  Parkland (12-4) will wrap up pool play with a game against Lake Land at 10:00  on Sunday and with a victory would play in the championship game.

The Blazers took advantage of four consecutive walks to start the bottom of the 9th inning as they scored three times to rally for the win. PC had scored twice in the top of the inning to grab the lead in extra innings.

The Cobras grabbed an early 3-0 lead as they scored twice in the 2nd and another in the 6th, two of the runs coming home on Matt Matuszewski singles. Luke Smith was outstanding in five solid innings of work, as he did not allow a run and gave up just one hit, while striking out four.  Unfortunately VU got to the Cobra bullpen as Josh Kimbro gave up three runs on three hits in just one inning of work. Conner Gremer tossed two shutout innings of relief allowing the Cobra offense a chance to rally.

In the  top of the 9th, PC took advantage of a pair of walks before Cory Wright tripled in the go ahead runs.  Reliever Mike Failoni was brought in to preserve the victory but could not find the strike zone and walked four batters while fellow reliever Daniel Caldwell gave up back to back hits as the Blazers scored three times to pick up the win.

Lake Michigan came into the game (2-0) in the tournament but it was all Cobras in this one as PC blanked the Red Hawks in just 5 innings.

Logan Spalt took advantage of his first start of the season as the freshman earned the win, tossing a three-hit shutout.  He would get all the offense he would need as PC scored twice in the bottom of the 1st as Cory Wright doubled, Fahd Shakeel drove him home with a single, and Max Downs followed with an RBI triple. 

The score remained 2-0 until the 5th when the Cobras erupted for eight runs to end the game by the run rule. Jordyn Muffley had a two-run single and Mitch Matuszewski a bases loaded double that cleared the bases and ended the contest.  Wright had two hits, both doubles, as he scored twice while Matuszewski had 2 doubles and 3 RBI. On the day he was 4-6 with five runs batted in.

Weather forces weekend changes for Baseball And Softball

The recent snow and cold weather has prompted changes in both the Baseball and Softball team’s schedules for the weekend.  Friday’s opening round game at the Vincennes Classic vs Lake Land has been postponed and moved to 10:00 EST/9:00 am CST on Sunday.  The Cobras will now take on Vincennes at 1:30/12:30 (EST/CST) and Lake Michigan at 4:00/3:00 (EST/CST) on Saturday.  The two teams, with the best record after the opening three games, will play each other for the title Sunday afternoon. Parkland is currently (11-3) on the season and has moved up to #4 in the latest NJCAA D-2 Baseball Poll.
The undefeated and #5 ranked Parkland Softball team’s home opener scheduled for Saturday against Heartland has been postponed and rescheduled for 2:00 on Monday afternoon.  The Cobras (10-0) are still scheduled to travel to Normal on Sunday to take on the Hawks at the Corn Crib starting at 1:00.


Cobra Women seeded # for NJCAA D-2 Women's Basketball Tournament

The Parkland College Women have earned the #8 seed for the upcoming NJCAA D-2 National Tournament and will take on Cincinnati State.  The Surge (26-6) qualified for the tournament by upsetting previously undefeated and #2 ranked Owens CC in their title game They are led by guard Ashley Moore who is averaging 17.1 points per game
TENTATIVE game schedule and match-ups.
Tuesday March 21
Game 1 10:00  #2 Johnson County  KS. (30-2) vs #15 Lackawanna PA. (19-10)
Game 2: 12:00 #7 Kalamazoo Valley MI. (28-3) vs #10 Moraine Valley (16-17) 15 games lost due to ineligible player
Game 3: 2:00  #3 Monroe CC NY (26-3) vs #14 Macomb MI (19-10)
Game 4: 4:00  #6 Guilford Tech NC (28-3) vs #11 St. Louis MO. (23-5)
Game 5: 6:00 #1 Kirkwood (33-9) vs #16 Dakota County ND (16-14)
Game 6: 8:00 #8 Parkland (25-6) vs #9 Cincinnati State OH (26-6)
Wednesday March 22
Game 7: 12:00  #4 Mesa (22-8) vs #13 Essex Co. NJ (26-5)
Game 8: 2:00 #5 Kankakee (28-2) vs #12 Chesapeake MD (18-8)

Trio of Cobras and Coach Figueroa earn all M-WAC/Region 24 honors
Cornelius McIntosh - Luke Beesley - Terrion Howard
Three members of the Region 24 and M-WAC champion Men’s Basketball team, as well as Cobra Head Coach Anthony Figueroa,  have been recognized as All-Region and All-MWAC performers.  Cornelius McIntosh was both a First Team All-Region and All-Conference selection as he helped lead the Cobras to a (27-3) record including 21 straight wins and a perfect 10-0 conference mark. McIntosh led a balanced attack averaging 10.8 points per game and was second with 4.6 rebounds per contest. He had a season high 23 points against top-ranked South Suburban. Luke Beesley was a First Team All-Region and Second Team All-Conference choice for the Cobras. Beesley averaged 7.6 points ppg and 6.8 rebounds.  He had a career high 17 boards in the Region 24 title game win over Lincoln.  He also led the team in shooting at 54.9% from the field.
Terrion Howard was recognized as a 2nd Team All-MWAC performer as he was second in scoring at 10.2 points per game and led the team in free throw shooting making 89.1% of his shots from the charity stripe.  He had a career high 26 points against the Wesleyan JV this season. Coach Anthony Figueroa earned his second consecutive Conference and Regional Coach of the Year honors leading PC to their third straight M-WAC title.  Figueroa has compiled a record of 112-47 in five years as the Cobras Head Coach.
Parkland will find out their seed and opening round opponent for the upcoming NJCAA D-2 MBB Tournament on Tuesday. The five day event will once again be held at Danville Area CC.

Parkland Men seeded #4 in NJCAA D-2 MBB National Tournament
The Parkland College Men have earned the #4 seed for next week’s NJCAA D-2 Men’s Basketball Tournament hosted by Danville Area CC March 21-25. The Cobras (27-3) will take on Johnson County KS (24-8) at 6:30 on Tuesday night March 21st.  D-2 Basketball only seeds the top 8 teams and place the other 8 teams by random draw. The Cavs are led by Anthony Lupardus who averages 15.8 ppg.  The Cobras placed 6th in last years tournament going 2-2.
Tuesday March 21:
Game 1 9:00 am  #8 Pima AZ. (21-11) vs Waubonsee IL (25-8)
Game 2: 11:00  #1 Southwestern Iowa (32-1) vs Southern Maryland (14-16)
Game 3:  1:00   #2 South Suburban (21-11) *all 11 losses were due to forfeit vs Dakota County Tech (14-14)
Game 4: 3:00  #7 Macomb CC MI (26-5) vs Niagra (24-5)
Game 5: 6:30 #4 Parkland (27-3) vs Johnson County KS (24-8)
Game 6: 830 #5 Richard Bland VA. (28-4) vs Cincinnati State (26-7)
Wednesday March 22:
Game 7 11:00 am #3 Louisburg NC (27-4) vs St. Louis CC (21-11)
Game 8:  1:00 #6 Essex NJ (29-1) vs Grand Rapids MI (20-

Cobra Women earn recognition from M-WAC and Region 24
Kerstyn Lowery, Layne Buzan, Krya Washington, and Coach Mike Lindemann have all earned recognition for their roles in leading the Parkland College Women’s Basketball team to their 7th consecutive Midwest Athletic Conference title and their 3rd Region 24 championship in the last four years. PC routed Illinois Central 81-54 and have advanced to the NJCAA D-2 Women’s Basketball tournament March 21-25 at North Arkansas CC in Harrison, Arkansas. The Cobras will find out their seed for this year’s tournament on Tuesday.
Lowery was named the M-WAC Player of the Year and was a 1st Team All-Region selection as she helped guide the Cobras to a (25-6 over-all record and a 9-1 conference mark).  Lowery led the Cobras in scoring averaging 14.7 points per game and also led the team in assists with (3.7) and steals(1.9). She had a season high of 29 points against Rend Lake.   Buzan was also named 1st Team All-Region and All-Conference as she was second in scoring for the Cobras at 12.4 ppg and tied for first in rebounds with 6.4 per contest. She scored a season high 25 in a January win over #3 Kankakee. 
Kyra Washington was named 2nd Team All-Conference despite not being a starter for PC. Washington came off the bench to average 9.7 ppg and was especially effective from three-point range as she made 64 three’s this season, shooting 47.1% from behind the arc. She knocked down a season-high six three’s on two different occasions and had a career high 25 against John Wood.  Coach Mike Lindemann earned M-WAC Coach of the Year honors for leading PC to their seventh consecutive M-WAC title.  Lindemann is now 111-27 in four seasons as the Cobras leader. 

Cobras strike fast to earn trip To Nationals
The Parkland Women’s Basketball team raced out to a 10-2 lead and never looked back as they buried top-seed Illinois Central College 81-54 to win the Region 24 title. The victory send the Cobras to the NJCAA D-2 WBB National Tournament at North Arkansas CC March 21-25. The win avenges an 18 point regular season loss to the Cougars and sends PC to their third trip to Nationals in the last four years.
Layne Buzan got the Cobras off and running as she scored 11 points in the opening quarter as she made three 3’s and a pair of free throws to give PC a 21-8 lead after the first ten minutes. Parkland did not let up as they continued their hot shooting and extended their lead to 42-17 at the break.  Parkland shot 50% in the opening half including 7-14 from behind the arc while ICC was an ice-cold 18% making just 5-28 shots.
The Cobras kept up their defensive intensity as well after the break as they would not let ICC get any closer than 22 points for the rest of the contest.  Parkland shot 52% for the game while ICC finished at 32%. Parkland also made 19 of 25 free throws and out rebounded ICC 35-30.  PC made 10-19 three’s in the contest while ICC connected on just 2-18.
Karlee Ziliak had one of her best games of the season as she led the way with 18 points on 7-10 shooting. Kerstyn Lowery was steady throughout adding 17 points, 6 assists, and 4 boards while Buzan finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds.  Ryan Dooley came off the bench to add 10 points as well.  ICC was led by Brianna Henson who who finished with 14 points.
Congratulations to Mike Lindemann, his staff, and players on advancing to Nationals!

Parkland Men Headed back to Nationals!

The Parkland College Men continued their outstanding season as they beat Lincoln College 67-62 in the Region 24 Championship game to advance to Nationals for the second consecutive year.  The win improves the Cobras to (27-3) as they have now won 21 straight games with their last loss coming on December 3rd.  Parkland will head to Danville March 21-25 for the 16 team tournament. PC went 2-2 last season to finish in 6th place.
Saturday’s tilt was a closely played contest with neither team leading by more than six the entire game.  The Cobras led 33-29 at the break after jumping out to an early 14-9 lead.  The Lynx would claw their way into the lead and led by with just over 8 minutes remaining before PC would mount their comeback.  The Cobras would regain their lead and ride strong free throw shooting (17-21) and dominance on the glass (42-30) to seal the win.  Cornelius McIntosh’s thunderous dunk and free throw, to complete the and-one with less than a month to go, put the icing on the cake for the Cobras.
Jarret Olson came out firing for the second straight game as he led PC with 18 points on 5-10 three-points shooting. McIntosh added 11 points and Central graduate Luke Beesley had a double-double with 11 points and a career high 17 rebounds. Chelby Frazier had another big game with 9 points as he went 7-7 at the line, dished out 5 assists, and chased down 4 boards. Joe Larry came off the bench to add 9 points of his own as once again the Cobras depth paid off.
After the game McIntosh and Beesley were named to the All-Region team while Coach Anthony Figueroa was named Region 24 Coach of the Year for the 2nd straight season. This will be Parkland’s 7th trip to Nationals and their third since 2011.  Parkland also made back-to-back trips to the National Tournament in the 1988 and 1989 seasons.  Seeding will be announced on Tuesday March 14 with play beginning March 21.

Parkland survive double overtime to advance to Region 24 title game
The Parkland Women’s Basketball team rallied from down four with 1:14 left to force overtime and then held on for a wild 70-67 double overtime win over rival Lake Land. The victory moves the Cobras (24-6) into the championship game where they will take on Illinois Central (25-6). The Cougars won a hard fought 70-65 game over Lewis and Clark in the afternoon’s first game.
The Lakers jumped out to a quick lead on Saturday as they knocked down six 3’s in the opening quarter to take a 21-14 lead.  Both teams struggled to score in the second period but the Cobras did close the gap to just 27-24 at the break.  Lake Land extended their lead to as many as eight in the 3rd quarter at 36-28 with 3:34 left but PC finished the quarter on a 10-2 run to cut the margin to 40-38.
Ryan Dooley’s lay-up with 6:40 to go gave the Cobras their first lead of the second half at 43-42 but PC struggled at the line in the quarter allowing the Lakers to hang with them. Tied at 48, Lake Land would get back to back baskets by Cayla Yates to give the Lakers a 52-48 lead.  Lowery hit a runner with 1:02 to go and following a LLC turnover, Lowery scored on a drive with 27.2 left and had a chance to put PC ahead but missed the free throw. Both teams had a final possession but could not score sending the game to overtime.
In the first extra period, neither team would lead by more than two but missed chances in the final minute to pull out the win. The second overtime started quickly as Kyra Washington hit a shot and Lowery drained a three to put PC on top 66-63.   Layne Buzan’s bucket kept the lead at three but Jay’La Davis lay-in made it 68-67 with 1:55 to go.  Lowery was called for a charge with 1:37 left but Lake Land missed a three, Parkland missed a three, and the Lakers turned the ball over before Lowery was fouled with 24.2 left. She again made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 69-67 but Dymond Randle was fouled with 10.5 left on the clock. She missed both free throw attempts and Heather DeLuca was fouled with 9.1.  After missing the first, she sank the second  to push the lead to three and a Lake Land three fell short at the buzzer as PC secured the win.
Lowery led PC with 21 points as she made 7-16 from the field but struggled at the line making just 4-10.  Layne Buzan added 19 points and 8 boards. Payton Bieber and Heather DeLuca both had 8 while Kyra Washington had 8 rebounds.  PC shot 45% from the field but made just 13-22 at the line.  Lake Land’s Randle paced a balanced attack as she had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.  Davis and Yates finished with 12 while Kassidy Bonebrake had 10.   After making the six three’s in  the opening quarter, the Lakers missed their final 16 shots behind the arc, including the final shot of the ball game.  

Cobras win pair at Vincennes Classic
The #7 Parkland Baseball team came away with a pair of wins on Friday and they couldnt have been more different types of victories.  PC blanked D-1 power Wabash Valley in a pitcher's duel before the Cobras beat Vincennes 12-11 in a slug fest.

Three Cobra hurlers combined to blank the Warriors on just two hits and made their own lone tally stand up for the win.  Brady Schanuel (2-1) earned the win working 4 solid innings allowing one hit and striking out four.  Tom Chesareck tossed the next two inning allowing a hit and Conner Gremer worked a scoreless 7th to earn the save.   PC scored their lone run in the 5th as Jordyn Muffley singled home Jonathan Brandt.

The Cobras spotted the Blazers an early 6-1 lead as the host's scored six times in the first although just two were earned.  PC still trailed 7-3 headed to the 4th when they would score five times, all with two outs.  Brandt started the uprising with a single and Muffley was hit by a pitch.  Trystin Raikes singled in a run,  and Zach Pych walked to force in a run.  Matt Zielonko broke the tie with a two-run single of his own. The Cobras would hold the lead for the remainder of the contest although VU scored twice in the bottom of the 7th before PC held on for the win.

Brandt was 4-4 for PC and scored twice, Fahd Shakeel went 2-4 with 3 runs scored and a pair of RBI.  Raikes also had two hits and 2 RBI and Zielonko drove in two. Jack Rettig held VU in check working three solid innings of relief allowing just one run on three hits.  PC used five hurlers in the game with Logan Splat earning his first save getting out of trouble in the 7th.

PC was scheduled to play again on Saturday and Sunday but the remainder of the tournament was cancelled due to the cold weather. The Cobras (11-3) will return to Vincennes next weekend for a four game tournament. 

Cobra Softball pounds Chesapeake to run streak to 8
The Parkland College offense exploded for 30 runs on 35 hits Thursday as they pounded Chesapeake College 19-0 and 11-3 in a pair of games in Florida. The Cobras are now 8-0 with two remaining games at 10:30 am vs Anoka-Ramsey and 1:00 vs Waubonsee.

Game 1: PC jumped on top with five runs in the 2nd inning as Maddy Shoemaker delivered the key hit, a two-run double.  The Cobra blew the game wide open in the 3rd as they put together seven singles and two doubles to score eight times.  PC tacked on two more runs in the fourth as Shelby Youngblood hit her first collegiate home run and wrapped up the scoring with four in the 5th as Shoemaker hit a three-run homer.

Shoemaker was one of several hitting starts for the Cobras as she drove in six runs in the contest. PC pounded out 21 hits as Brigette Belt went 4-4, Haley Ginger added three hits and two RBI, and Youngblood had 3 hits and four runs batted in. All of this offense was more than enough for Jaclyn Thompson who tossed a two-hitter striking out five while improving to (3-0).

Game 2: Sophie Catlin used her arm and bat in game two to give the Cobras the sweep. Catlin had a pair of hits and three RBI while also going the distance to earn her third win of the year without a loss.  PC scored two in the first and added two more in the 2nd when after two were out, PC got a single by Shoemaker, a double by Ginger, and a two-run double by Megan Magsamen.  Chesapeakse scored twice in the 3rd to cut the Cobra lead in half but the Cobras would get right back to work scoring four times in the bottom of the inning. McKenna Butcher hit a two-run homer and Elissa Stewart a solo shot in the inning. Up 8-2. PC put the game away with three more tally's in the 4th. Magsamen led the Cobra attack with three hits while Shoemaker, Ginger, Catlin, and Kylie Basham each had two. 

Cobra Basketball teams ready for post-season
The post-season is upon us and both the Cobra Basketball teams will tip-off on Friday afternoon at 4:00. The top-seeded Men (25-3) earned a bye on Thursday and will take on the winner of today's Danville-ICC game on Friday at Rend Lake College. The Cobras would need a win in that game and then Saturday's 2:00 championship game to earn back to back trips to Nationals. Games can be viewed by going to Rend Lake's athletic website and following the stream on their you tube link.

The second-seeded Women (22-6) will also get underway at 4:00 on Friday when they take on Lincoln College in the Cobras own gym. Parkland will host all seven games in three day affair with the championship game set for 2:00 on Sunday. PC would need to beat Lincoln on Friday, either Lake Land or Lincoln Land on Saturday at 4, before playing in the title game on Sunday. The winner advance to Nationals at North Arkansas CC.  Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for children so come out and support the Cobras. If you cant make it out, you can follow on  (go to right side of page and click on GoGREEN live coverage.

Cobra Softball starts season with pair of wins
The Parkland Softball team got the 2017 season off to an impressive start as they defeated Sinclair OH 8-0 and Cumberland County NJ 9-1.

In game 1, Jaclyn Thompson tossed a three hitter striking out eight and walking two in four innings of work  for the victory.   Lexie Black came in to pitch the 5th and  struck out one retiring Sinclair in order.  Amber Tabeling lead the offense with three hits while driving in one and scoring a run.  Sophie Catlin had two hits including a double, Kyliegh Basham had two hits and an RBI, while  MaKenna Butcher  had two hits and two runs driven in and Megan Magsamen drove in three.    
The pitching stayed strong in game 2 with Sophie Catlin tossing a two-hitter, walking two and striking out 8.  Lexie Black came on in relief again and threw a scoreless inning, striking out one.

Brigette Belt offensively went 3 for 3 with a double, Katie Kuska had two hits, and two RBI, Shelby Youngblood finished with 2 hits including a double and three runs batted in, and  Amber Tabeling doubled in a run. The Cobras pounded out 10 hits and took advantage of 5 Cumberland errors.  That would be all the offense PC would need as they allowed just one unearned run on the afternoon.

Cobras take pair on final day of Babe Howard Juco Classic
The Parkland College Baseball team won a pair of games Saturday to finish 3-2 at the Babe Howard JUCO Classic at USA Stadium in Millington, Tennessee. The Cobras took advantage of 11 NE Mississippi errors to beat the Tigers 11-7 and held on for a 7-6 win over Iowa Central in the finale. The wins improve the Cobras record to (9-3) on the young season.
In the opener, PC managed just five hits but took advantage of a porous Tiger defense to score 9 unearned runs. PC built a 7-1 lead only to see NE Mississippi score six times in the 6th to tie the game.  PC would not lay down however as Zach Pych broke the tie with an RBI double in the 7th and the Cobras got out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to hold on for the win. Corey Wright had three of Parkland’s hits and also scored twice while Fahd Shakeel drove in a pair.  Tom Cheshareck picked up the win in relief to improve to (2-0) on the season.
Parkland won a tightly contested game in the finale as the Cobra scored three times in the 6th to break a 4-4 tie and held on for the victory.  Max Downs led off the 6th with a single and Cory Wright walked. Jordyn Muffley delivered  a two run double and he later scored on a Triton miscue.   Cory Wright was 2-3 in the game and scored three times while Downs had two hits and scored twice.  Muffley and Fahd Shakeel each drove in a pair of runs. Daniel Lloyd picked up the win to improve to (3-0) on the year while Ty McCulloch earned his first save of the season.

Men wrap up undefeated MWAC season
The Parkland Men's Basketball team wrapped up a perfect 2017 MWAC season as they defeated Lincoln Land 69 63 to finish 10-0 in league play. The Cobras had already wrapped up the conference title and Region 24 top seed last weekend.

Chelby Frazier was the spark for the Cobras Saturday as he scored 20 points and grabbed 7 boards. Frazier however injured his ankle late in the contest and his status for the Regional is unknown. Terrion Howard was the only Cobra in double figures with 12.

Parkland shot 42% on the game and made 80% of their free throws.  PC used a 20-10 advantage on 2nd chance points and a 36 28 difference in the paint to secure the win.

Cobra Women win on road, secure #2 seed
The Parkland Women's Basketball earned  a hard fought 65-61 win at Lincoln Land on Saturday, securing the Cobras the #2 seed in the upcoming Region 24 Tournament.
The game was tight throughout as PC led 15 13 after one quarter and 30-28 @ half. The lead was just three headed into the final minutes but the Cobras held on for the victory. Avery Hamm paced the attack with 20 points as she hit 7-9 shots including five from behind the arc. Kyra Washington  tossed in 14 points and chased down 7 rebounds while Kerstyn Lowery added 11 points and 4 assists.

Cobras battle way to split on day two of JUCO Classic

After over 7 hours of Baseball Friday, the #7 Cobras finally came away with a split as they beat #17 Southeastern CC of Iowa 9-8.  PC had lost earlier in the day to Lakeland OH 13-11 when the Ducks scored four unearned runs after two were out in the 9th inning.  During the two games there were 41 runs scored on 40 hits to go along with 11 errors, 37 walks, and 10 hit batsmen.

The Cobras fell behind 3-0 but sent 12 men to the plate in the 4th inning, scoring 6 runs. Jordyn Muffley had the big hit in the inning driving in a pair of runs with a single.  Muffley would hit a solo home run in the 5th to push the lead to 8-3 and after the Blackhawk's had cut the lead to three, Muffley's sacrifice fly would extend the lead to 9-5 after six innings. That run proved to be big as SE would really with three runs in the 7th but the Cobras would hang on.

Muffley was the offensive star for PC in the game as he went 3-4 with five runs batted in and two runs scored. Despite scoring nine runs in the contest, the Cobras could have scored a lot more as they left the bases loaded in four of the first five innings and stranded 16 in the game.  Tom Chesareck improved to (2-0) on the season as he worked a scoreless 1.1 innings of relief.

The Cobras were one strike away from a win in the opener but the Mallard's lead-off hitter stroked a 1-2 pitch up the middle to tie the game at 11. Two more singles would tack on insurance runs as Lakeland would take a two run lead into the bottom of the 9th. PC would get two runners on, but Corey Wright was called out on a check swing to end the contest.  The two runners left on base gave the Cobras 15 in the game. The first five innings were especially tough as the Cobras left 10 men on, 7 in scoring position.

Fahd Shakeel was outstanding at the plate as he went 5-6 with three runs scored and a pair of runs batted in including his first home run of the season. Corey Wright added three hits and three RBI while Trystin Raikes had two hits and two runs driven in. Wright (0-1) was the tough luck loser as he worked 4 solid innings allowing no earned runs while walking one and striking out eight.

#7 Baseball teams falls to #12 North Iowa Area CC
The #7 ranked Parkland Baseball team grabbed an early 4-0 lead but couldn't hang on as they dropped an 8-5 decision to #12 North Iowa Area CC in the opening game of the Babe Howard Juco Classic at USA Stadium in Millington, Tennessee.

The Cobras jumped out quickly as they used three doubles in the top of the first to score twice. Jonathan Brandt doubled and he came home on Jordyn Muffley's two base hit. Muffley would score on an RBI double off the bat of Fahd Shakeel.  PC would score two more times in the 3rd as Trystin Raikes singled in Brandt and a second run came home on a NIACC error.

The Trojans would chip away scoring three times in the 3rd, another in the 4th, and grabbed the lead on a Cobra passed ball in the bottom of the 6th. All five runs came home with two outs.  PC would tie the game in the 7th as Corey Wright delivered a two-out double of his own. 

The bottom of the seventh was a costly one for PC as Evan Snyder walked the first two hitters he faced and after a strikeout, PC committed an error and another pass ball allowed NIACC to regain the lead. Another two-out, two-run single, gave the Trojans an 8-5 lead. PC threatened in the 9th, getting their first two hitters on base, but a strikeout and double play ground ball ended the game.

Corey Wright paced the Parkland attack going 3-3 with a pair of doubles. Fahd Shakeel also doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs and Jonathan Brandt scored twice.  Evan Snyder (1-1) took the loss as a trio of Cobra hurlers struck out 13 but also walked 8 hitters on the afternoon. Tyler Jacobsen (1-1), who struck out the only hitter he faced, earned the win for NIACC while Chris Stewart picked up his first save.

Frazier's basket with 1.4 left leads Cobras to win over Jaguars

Shelby Frazier’s 5 footer with 1.4 seconds left on the clock, helped the #7 Parkland Basketball team to an exciting 63-61 win over rival Danville to keep their winning streak alive at 18 games. Danville was able to get off a last second three-point shot but Jordan Gray’s attempt fell short as the Cobras held on for the win.
The game was a back and forth affair with neither team leading by more than six points during the contest.  The Cobras led for most of the first half but DACC made a late run and took a 28-27 lead into intermission. After PC’s Terrion Howard hit a three to start the second half, DACC would score the next points to take a 34-30 lead.  The Jaguars would take their biggest lead at 54-49 with 8:05 left before PC would regain the lead with a 7-0 run. Luke Beesley made his lone basket of the game to cut the lead to three before Cortez Dixon hit a three to tie the contest with 6:30 to go.  Devonte Daniels would give PC their first lead  since the opening seconds of the second half as he scored with 4:50 to go.
DACC would tie the game with a pair of free throws but Frazier and Jarret Olson would make 3 of 4 at the line to give Parkland a 59-56 lead. DACC would not go away as Vakemeyus Davis hit his only three point attempt of the game to tie the score at 59 with 2:20 left.  Both teams would have their chances to score but it was Parkland’s Cornelius McIntosh who gave PC the lead again at 61-59 with 1:15 remaining.  After both teams failed to score on their next possession, Danville’s DeShawn Wilson was fouled with 15.1 left and sank both free throws to tie the game again. After a timeout, PC held for the final shot and Frazier calmly drove in for the game winner. It was Frazier’s second game winner of the season as he did the same in an overtime win at Lincoln.
Courtez Dixon and Cornelius McIntosh each scored 13 points to pace PC while Frazier finished with 12.  Davis led DACC and all scorers with 22 points and 10 boards.  Jordan Gary finished with 15 for the Jaguars. PC won despite being outshot and outrebounded by DACC. The Jaguars shot 48% to just 39% for the Cobras, made 87% of their free throws to 55% for PC, and grabbed 34 boards to 26. The Cobras won the game by making 11 three’s to just two for DACC while turning the ball over just 8 times.
The Cobras (24-3 9-0) will try to wrap up an unblemished conference season when they travel to Lincoln Land for their regular season finale at 3:00 Saturday in Springfield.  DACC drops to (14-12 3-6) and will host ICC in their last regular season game.

Cobra Women win 7th straight M-WAC title with win over DACC
The #16 Parkland College Women’s Basketball team beat Danville 84-60 on Wednesday night and clinched their 7th straight M-WAC title PC had earned a share of the title with the when but clinched the outright title when 2nd place Lewis and Clark dropped a 64-63 decision at home to John Wood. The Cobras (21-6 8-1) beat the Jaguars for the second time this season and will play at Lincoln Land in their regular season finale on Saturday.
The Cobras were methodical in the victory, outscoring the visitors by six points in every quarter. PC led 18-12 after the first 10 minutes and extended their lead to 37-25 at the half. The margin was 62-44 after three as Parkland cruised to the win.  Three players finished in double figures as 11 of the 12 players scored.  Kyra Washington led the way with 14 points as she hit 4-6 from three-point range and also grabbed 5 rebounds. Avery Hamm also hit four three’s as she finished with 12 points and Kerstyn Lowery added 11.   Three players finished with 8 points as Layne Buzan had 8 points and 9 boards, Charity Godbold had 8 points and 4 assists, while Payton Bieber finished with 8 points and 6 boards.  The Cobras shot 49% for the game and were a perfect 8-8 at the line.  DACC got a huge game from Brelanair Cox who had 23 points and 11 rebounds.  Ra’Shay Trentin came off the bench to score 15 as the pair had 38 of DACC’s 60 points.

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