November 12, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College sophomore pitcher Bobby Pennington accepted a scholarship offer this week from Murray State University.

Pennington was mostly used as a starter this past spring and compiled a 5-1 record with a 2.98 earned-run average in 48 1/3 innings. He allowed 52 hits, struck out 36, and walked 21.

A native of Park Ridge, Illinois, having graduated from Maine South High School in 2014, Pennington is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound righthander.

“I’m very happy to see Bobby’s hard work pay off for him with this signing,” said JALC head coach Jerry Halstead. “He continues to get better as a pitcher and we are looking for him to have an outstanding second year for us next spring. The Racers are getting an outstanding student-athlete.”

Pennington said he is “very excited” about his decision to attend the Kentucky school next fall.

“They are a program that is on the rise,” he said. “I can’t wait to get down there and show them what I can do.”

Pennington said he possesses three pitches – fastball, curve and change – and is working hard to improve movement and location with each.

“I think having a year of college ball under my belt should help me a lot this year,” he said. “And I am confident that our team can do really well, too. We have the talent.”