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Pekin winning streak hits four

Pekin sophomore third baseman Mason Juhl tags out the Huskies runner attempting to steal on the Panthers during their 6-4 win at Highland Tuesday evening.
Pekin sophomore third baseman Mason Juhl tags out the Huskies runner attempting to steal on the Panthers during their 6-4 win at Highland Tuesday evening.

After losing four straight games two weeks ago, the Pekin baseball team has won four straight to improve their overall record to 9-6 after a 4-2 victory at Highland Tuesday night.

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The Panther offense was efficient in its scoring, netting four runs off just five hits.

Seniors Caleb Comstock, Tanner Bainbridge and Quinn Ledger all got a hit with the center fielder Comstock recording an RBI single before stealing a base, the shortstop Bainbridge reaching on a single before scoring and the catcher Ledger drawing a walk on top of his base knock.

Junior pitcher Kennan Winn was 1-1 with a home run, a RBI and a run scored along with a drawn walk in his other at-bat.

The final hit was from third baseman Mason Juhl with the sophomore going 1-4 and scoring a run.

On the mound, Winn went three innings and allowed one run on two hits throughout his 57 pitch count while walking two and striking out seven.

Comstock tossed 56 pitches of relief over four innings and collected the win, allowing one run on two hits as well, walking one and striking out five.

Scoring

Highland took a 1-0 lead in the home-half of the first, but Pekin responded with three decisive runs in the second and an insurance score in the fourth that held off a one-run rally in the sixth by the 7-6 Huskies.

Next

The Panthers will host Iowa Mennonite for a doubleheader Thursday and Central Lee for one game on Friday.