April 9, 2014
FREEPORT—Freshman Hannah Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) tossed a five-hit shutout to help the Carl Sandburg College softball team salvage a split of its Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at Highland on Tuesday. The Chargers (9-17, 2-6) dropped the opener 5-0 before winning Game 2 3-0 to snap a five-game skid.
Mixer gave up five hits and two walks while striking out three in the complete-game victory, her first of the season. Mixer also helped herself at the plate, delivering an RBI single in the second to get Sandburg on the board.
The Chargers tacked on two runs in the sixth on a sacrifice fly from sophomore Jordyn Chasteen (Canton) and a run-scoring single by freshman Danielle Kenney (Stark County).
Sandburg dropped the opener despite a strong effort in the circle from freshman Megan Hobson. Hobson gave up just two hits and a walk in six innings while fanning three. All of the runs the Cougars scored were unearned. The Chargers offense was shut out on a pair of hits.
“We should have won two today, but I'm proud with how we played Game 2,” Chargers coach Todd Winkler said. “We made a 180 in Game 2 from how we played in Game 1.”
Sandburg will host Sauk Valley in an Arrowhead Conference twinbill at 3 p.m. Thursday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.