Nathan Pena struck out seven over six hitless innings, and the Meridian Rangers routed the host Prairie Cardinals 11-0 in the Senior Wood Bat Classic on Friday morning. Pena threw 82 pitches, 53 for strikes, and retired the first 12 batters. He walked the first two hitters in the fifth, then induced a fielder’s choice and a double play to escape unscathed. The Rangers responded with five runs in the top of the sixth, and Pena ended the game early with two strikeouts and a groundout.
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