April 28, 2014
MALTA—The Carl Sandburg College softball team wrapped up its regular season by splitting an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at Kishwaukee on Friday. The Chargers dropped the opener 6-5 in eight innings before bouncing back to win Game 2 13-4.
Sandburg (17-27, 8-12) scored in every inning and pounded out 14 hits during its victory in Game 2. Sophomore Jordyn Chasteen (Canton) led the Chargers at the plate, going 4 for 5 with a homer, four RBIs and three runs scored. Sophomore Corinne Heins (Lowpoint-Washburn had a pair of hits and two RBIs out of the leadoff spot, and Hannah Mixer (Burlington, Iowa) and Tygan Cole (Savanna West Carroll) each had three hits for Sandburg.
Mixer picked up a complete-game victory in the circle, allowing an earned run on three hits while striking out five and walking two.
Sandburg took a 5-1 lead into the seventh of Game 1, but the Kougars rallied with four runs to force extras, thanks in part to three Chargers errors, and won it with a run in the eighth.
Chasteen doubled twice, tripled and drove in a pair of runs for the Chargers, and sophomore Tesha Woolley (Princeton) had a two-run double in Sandburg’s four-run fourth.
Sophomore Katie McGee (Galesburg) took the loss after going 1 1/3 innings in relief of Megan Hobson, who struck out five.
The Chargers will open the Region IV tournament at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Illinois Valley. Sandburg has won three of four this season against the Eagles, including a doubleheader sweep Wednesday at IVCC.