Varsity Baseball · Gonzalez’s Walk-Off Picture Perfect Ending In Eastern (Pekin)’s Victory Over Mitchell

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A walk-off single propelled Eastern (Pekin) to a decisive, dramatic victory over Mitchell, 6-5. The game was tied at five with Eastern (Pekin) batting in the bottom of the seventh when Conner Gonzalez singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Mitchell scored three runs in the first inning, but the Musketeers still managed to pull out the victory. Mitchell’s offense in the inning was led by Korbin Richardson and Ethan Pridemore, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Eastern (Pekin) opened up scoring in the first inning when Ryan Adamson doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
The Musketeers knotted the game up at five in the bottom of the fifth inning. Eastern(Pekin) scored one run when Snyder Pennington doubled.
Gonzalez got the win for the Pekin Grind. He lasted two and a third innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out two and walking one. Adamson threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen striking out 7.
Dawson Glassco took the loss for Mitchell. He surrendered three runs on six hits over six innings, striking out three and walking zero.
Cauy Motsinger started the game for Eastern (Pekin). He surrendered three runs on one hit over two-thirds of an inning, striking out two.
Snyder Pennington went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Eastern (Pekin) in hits.