WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa -- Former Marshall baseball player Jordan Pannell was part of the Southeastern (Iowa) Community College squad which reached the NJCAA Division II World Series.
The Hawks won the Region XI Tournament with a 6-2 victory over Des Moines Area CC then beat Southeast (Neb.) CC twice in the super regional to advance to the World Series at Enid, Okla., during the final week of may.
Southeastern opened with a 3-2, 10-inning win over Northern Oklahoma, but was eliminated with a pair of losses: 6-0 to Madison (Wis.) and 8-3 to Mesa (Ariz.) CC.
Pannell (above) did not pitch in any post-season games for the Hawks. The last time he was on the mound, Pannell fired a nine-hit no-hitter against visiting Muscatine (Iowa) CC during an 11-0 win on May 5. During his sophomore season, he appeared in eight games, starting four, with a 2-0 record and 8.10 earned-run average, striking out 21 batters in 23-and-a-third innings.
An all-state selection in 2012, Pannell helped lead the Owls to the MSHSAA Class 3 Championships for the first time, in which they finished fourth. During his senior campaign, he appeared in 13 games -- starting four of them -- posted a 4-2 record and fanned 58 hitters in 45-and two-thirds innings.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound right-hander has signed with NCAA Division I member Western Illinois University to continue his college career. (Chris Allen/Democrat-News)