Israel Fans 13 as Chargers Rally in 8th to Beat Kankakee 6-2

  Aaron Frey
  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:37 AM

Carterville, IL

Freshman Silas Israel (Tremont, Ill./Tremont) pitched seven strong innings and the Carl Sandburg College baseball team struck for all of its runs in the bottom of the eighth for a 6-2, come-from-behind victory Monday over Kankakee.

Sandburg improved to 3-5 on the season after the win over the Cavaliers, who received votes in this week’s NJCAA Division II rankings.

At Carterville
Sandburg 6, Kankakee 2

Kankakee         000      000      020      —        2          6          3
Sandburg         000      000      06x      —        6          6          1
W: Takacs 2 IP, 2 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
Kankakee broke a scoreless tie with a pair of runs in the top of the eighth, but the Chargers finally busted through with six in the bottom half. Sam Scott (Deer Creek, Ill./Deer Creek-Mackinaw) got Sandburg on the board with an RBI single to right, and the Chargers tied it when Kankakee misplayed a grounder off the bat of Hunter Darst (Avon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon). A Ben Higgins (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) groundout pushed across the go-ahead run before the Chargers got insurance in the form of a two-run single by Austin Collinson (Normal, Ill./Normal West) and an opposite-field triple by Jonah Burt (LaHarpe, Ill./Illini West).

Sandburg Standout
Israel dazzled for seven shutout innings before Kankakee finally got to him for a pair of runs (one earned) without recording an out in the eighth. The lefty whiffed 13 batters, didn’t issue a walk and allowed just five hits. He threw 81 of his 104 pitches for strikes.

Other Top Chargers

  • Wynn Takacs (Tipton, Ind./Taylor) struck out two and allowed just one hit in two scoreless innings of relief to get the victory.
  • Collinson 1 for 2, two walks, run, two RBIs

Noon Tuesday at Dyersburg State 

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