April 24, 2013
GALESBURG—Michael Harp and Connor Shaw each drove in two runs as the Carl Sandburg College baseball team beat Southeastern Iowa 6-4 on Wednesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
The Chargers (15-18) took an early lead with a three-run third inning, but Southeastern scored four in the top of the fifth to go ahead. Shaw tied it in the bottom half of the inning when he scored on a passed ball. Sandburg took the lead in the sixth on Harp’s RBI groundout and added an insurance run on Shaw’s sacrifice fly.
Shaw, Harp and Brett Martinez, the 7-8-9 hitters in the Chargers’ lineup, combined to go 5 for 9 with five RBIs and a pair of runs scored.
Tim Chick picked up the victory for two scoreless innings in relief of Blake Durflinger, who went the first four innings. Right-hander Tim Rossell followed Chick with two scoreless frames of his own, and Jeff Trokey earned the save with a scoreless ninth that included a pair of strikeouts. The three Sandburg relievers didn’t allow a run on four hits in five innings while striking out four and walking two.
The Chargers are in action again at 2 p.m. Thursday with an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at home against Black Hawk.