Chargers’ 5-Game Winning Streak Snapped in Extra Innings

  Aaron Frey
  Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:36 PM

Galesburg, IL

In a marathon matchup of teams riding five-game winning streaks, 17th-ranked Southeastern (Iowa) escaped with a 5-2 victory in 13 innings over the Carl Sandburg College baseball team on Wednesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. 

Southeastern 5, Sandburg 2 (13 innings)
Southeastern  101      000      000      000      3          —        5          10        3
Sandburg         100      000      010      000      0          —        2          7          2
W: McLaughlin, 1.1 IP, 3 K, 0 BB
L: Hannan, 1 IP, 2 K, 2 BB 

Key Moments

  • The Blackhawks’ Austin Martin plated the go-ahead run with a base hit to center in the 13th for a 3-2 lead. Two batters later, Connor Pasko hit a two-run triple to account for the final score.
  • Sandburg center fielder Payton Hartbank (Mattoon, Ill./Mattoon) tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth with a two-out single to center on an 0-2 pitch that brought home Austin Traub (Coal Valley, Ill./Moline).
  • The Chargers (7-4) put the winning run in scoring position in the 10th and 12th but were unable to come up with a game-winning hit. 

Sandburg Star of the Game
Left-hander Jack Gray (Burlington, Iowa/Notre Dame) came on in the ninth and allowed just one hit over four scoreless innings in relief. Gray fanned five and walked three.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Hartbank 3 for 6, double, run, RBI, stolen base
  • Cacey O’Brien (Moline, Ill./Moline) 2 for 5

Up Next

The Chargers host Kankakee in a doubleheader at noon Sunday.


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