Ausbury, Chargers Wrap Up Spring Break Trip With 4-1 Victory

  Aaron Frey
  Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:31 PM


The Carl Sandburg College baseball team ended its Spring Break trip on a high note Wednesday, holding Danville (Va.) to just three hits in a 4-1 victory. The Chargers (5-3) closed their five-day trip with three straight wins and a 4-2 record. 

Sandburg 4, Danville 1
Danville           000      010      0          —         1          3          1
Sandburg         003      001      x          —         4          4          2
W: Travis Ausbury (1-2), 4 IP, 2 K, 2 BB
L: Spencer Ambrose, 6 IP, 9 K, 2 BB
SV: Mitch Smith (1), 1 IP, 2 K, 1 BB 

Key Moment
After Tyler Womack (Moline, Ill./Moline) drew a bases-loaded walk in the third to bring in the game’s first run, Cacey O’Brien (Moline, Ill./Moline) followed with a two-run single to center — one of just four Chargers hits on the day — for a 3-0 lead. 

Sandburg Star of the Game
Starter Travis Ausbury (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) earned his first career victory by working four hitless innings. The sophomore right-hander struck out two and walked two, retiring 11 of his last 13 batters. 

Top Chargers Hitters

  • O’Brien 1 for 3, two RBIs
  • Womack 1 for 2, run, RBI, stolen base

Powered by Pitching
Nolan Struhs (Avon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon) followed Ausbury with two innings of relief work, and Mitch Smith (Moline, Ill./Sherrard) struck out two in a scoreless seventh to earn the save. Chargers pitchers gave up just two runs on 11 hits over 20 innings in the final three games of the team’s trip.

Up Next
The Chargers play their home opener with a doubleheader against DuPage at noon Sunday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

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