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LISTEN: Pekin Rally Falls Just Short At State

By Jason Van Arkel, July 26, 2019

In its first-ever state tournament appearance, the Pekin baseball team nearly pulled off an all-time upset. Trailing 7-0 to top-seeded and two-time defending champion Mason City Newman, the Panthers roared back, cutting the deficit to 8-7 with a three-run double by Kennan Winn in the top of the 7th. Pekin’s season ended with the tying run on base, but they went to Principal Park and put a scare into one of the most dominant programs in the state.

You can listen to our broadcast of the game here. Due to technical difficulties, the recording picks up the action in the 2nd inning.