April 9, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team pushed its winning streak to five games with an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader sweep of Kishwaukee on Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. The Chargers won the opener 11-7 and used a late outburst to take Game 2 10-2 in five innings.
After Sandburg (15-15, 6-4) opened Game 1 with a seven-run first inning, the Kougars returned the favor with seven runs in the top of the second. The contest remained that way until the Chargers pushed across four runs in the sixth.
Kelsey Hanlin’s sacrifice proved to be the game-winner, and Sandburg tacked on with Hannah Johnson’s RBI double and run-scoring singles from Shannon Kasap and Kaylee Moseley, who finished with a pair of hits and three RBIs. Kasap went 3 for 5 with two driven in and a run scored. Brooke Howard earned the complete-game victory after allowing three earned runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Grace Cleair led the Chargers in Game 2 by picking up the win in the circle and driving in three runs. Cleair gave up two earned runs on five hits, struck out three and walked two.
Sandburg used four runs in the fourth to grab a 4-1 lead and ended the game early with a six-run fifth. Kasap and Johnson each had two RBIs for the Chargers.
Sandburg has won 11 of its last 14 games and outscored opponents 36-13 during its five-game winning streak.
The Chargers are back in action at 3 p.m. Wednesday with a nonconference doubleheader at home against Lincoln.