Varsity Baseball · Silver Creek Captures Lead Early To Defeat Eastern (Pekin)

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Eastern (Pekin) Varsity fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 14-4 loss to Silver Creek on Monday. Silver Creek scored on a home run by Wheeler and a groundout by Hawkins in the first inning.
The Eastern (Pekin) struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Silver Creek, giving up 14 runs. The Musketeers would add to that fire by committing 5 errors and having 12 strikeouts at the plate.
Silver Creek got things started in the first inning.
Wheeler was credited with the victory for Silver Creek. He allowed ten hits and four runs over five innings, striking out ten and walking one. Baxter threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Baxter recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Silver Creek.
Rhett Pennington took the loss for Eastern (Pekin). He lasted two innings, allowing six hits and seven runs while striking out one and walking one.
Eastern (Pekin) socked two home runs on the day. Ryan Adamson went deep in the second inning. Snyder Pennington put one out in the fifth inning.
Despite the 12 strikeouts at the plate, Eastern (Pekin) racked up 11 hits. Snyder Pennington, Ryan Adamson, and Landon Snelling all managed multiple hits for Eastern (Pekin).
S. Pennington went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Eastern (Pekin) in hits.
Silver Creek racked up 13 hits in the game. Wheeler, Whitt, Young, and T. Kapust all managed multiple hits for Silver Creek. Whitt led Silver Creek with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases. Silver Creek was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. T. Kapust had the most chances in the field with 13.