Varsity Baseball · Three Pitchers Team Up As Eastern (Pekin) Defeats Crawford County In Shut-Out


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Eastern (Pekin) defeated Crawford County 9-0 on Saturday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Braydon Snelling induced a double-play from Daugherty to finish off the game.
The Grind opened up scoring in the first inning, when Cauy Motsinger hit a solo homer.
One bright spot for Crawford County was a single by Nickelson in the first inning.
Conner Gonzalez took the win for the Musketeers. The pitcher surrendered zero runs on two hits over three innings, striking out three and walking zero. Adam Stewart and Snelling entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Snelling recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Eastern (Pekin) .
Talley took the loss for Crawford County. Talley allowed two hits and two runs over two innings, striking out one and walking one.
Harvey started the game for Crawford County. The hurler went four innings, allowing seven runs on six hits and striking out one
Eastern (Pekin) tallied one home run on the day. Motsinger had a dinger in the first inning.
Eastern (Pekin) scattered eight hits in the game. Stewart and Gonzalez each racked up multiple hits for Eastern (Pekin) . Gonzalez and Stewart each collected two hits to lead Eastern (Pekin) . Eastern (Pekin) stole 11 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. Snyder Pennington led the way with two. Eastern (Pekin) was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Snelling made the most plays with eight.
Harvey led Crawford County with two hits in three at bats.