Chargers Walk Off With Sweep of Rock Valley After 4-Run 7th

  Aaron Frey
  Friday, March 26, 2021 7:33 PM

Galesburg, IL

The Carl Sandburg College baseball team plated four runs in the seventh inning of Game 2 to complete a sweep of Rock Valley on Friday afternoon at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

Sandburg 12, Rock Valley 3
Rock Valley     010      020      0          —        3          7          0
Sandburg         712      101      x          —        12        13        1
W: S. Scott 5 IP, 3 K, 2 BB
L: Miller 3 IP, 3 K, 2 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers put up a touchdown in the bottom of the first as seven of the first eight batters collected hits. Cam Scott (Mapleton, Ill./Illini Bluffs) hit the first of his two homers in the game, and Brett Marsh (Mapleton, Ill./Limestone) delivered the biggest blow, a grand slam to right for a 7-0 lead.

Sandburg Standout
Cam Scott hit a two-run homer in the first and added a solo shot in the sixth. The shortstop went 2 for 3 with a walk and three RBIs. 

Other Top Chargers

  • Ben Higgins (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) 2 for 4, run, RBI, two stolen bases
  • Ashton Johnson (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) 2 for 3, run, RBI
  • Silas Israel (Tremont, Ill./Tremont) 2 for 4, two runs, RBI, stolen base

Sandburg 7, Rock Valley 6
Rock Valley     030      030      0          —        6          7          0
Sandburg         201      000      4          —        7          14        0
W: Israel 3 IP, 7 K, 0 BB
L: Steele 0 IP, 0 K, 2 BB

Key Moment
Trailing 6-3 with one out in the seventh, the Chargers (4-13) closed the game with six consecutive batters reaching base. Cam Scott singled before a Johnson homer to left brought Sandburg within a run. A walk, single and hit-by-pitch loaded the bases before a passed ball brought home Israel with the tying run. An intentional walk to marsh loaded the bases once again, and then Wynn Takacs (Tipton, Ind./Taylor) came home with the game-winner on a wild pitch.

Sandburg Standout
Israel earned the win in relief after striking out seven and allowing just one hit in three scoreless innings.

Other Top Chargers

  • Higgins 3 for 4, double, home run, two runs
  • Hunter Darst (Avon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon) 3 for 4
  • Johnson 2 for 4, home run, three RBIs, stolen base

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