Chargers Drop 2 on Road Against Scots

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, April 12, 2021 9:18 AM

Crystal Lake, IL

The Carl Sandburg College baseball team came up short in both ends of a doubleheader Sunday at McHenry County, falling 4-3 and 16-6.

McHenry County 4, Sandburg 3
Sandburg         000      210      0          —        3          8          1
McHenry Co.   001      300      x          —        4          6          1
L: S. Scott 4 IP 3 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers (12-19) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the fourth on a two-run home run by Ben Higgins (Macomb, Ill./Macomb), but the Scots regained the lead with three runs in the bottom half. McHenry County opened the inning with back-to-back singles, and an error on a bunt allowed both runners to score.

Sandburg Standout
Leadoff man Abe Collins (Morton, Ill./Morton) went 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI. His infield single in the fifth drove in a run to pull the Chargers within 4-3.

Other Top Chargers

  • Higgins 1 for 4, home run, two RBIs
  • Jeron Conner (Burlington, Iowa/Notre Dame) 2 for 3, run

McHenry County 16, Sandburg 6 (5 innings)
Sandburg         000      15        —        6          7          2
McHenry Co.   600      28        —        16        15        0
L: Riegler 3 IP, 1 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
Trailing 8-1, the Chargers put together a five-run fifth after the first two batters recorded outs to pull within two. Ashton Johnson (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) cleared the bases with a three-run triple to cut McHenry County’s lead to 8-6, but the Scots sent 11 batters to the plate in the bottom of the inning to end the game early.

Sandburg Standout
Johnson went 2 for 3 as the only Charger with multiple hits in the game. His triple also accounted for Sandburg’s lone extra-base hit.

Other Top Chargers

  • Ashton Johnson (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) 2 for 4, RBI
  • Cam Scott (Mapleton, Ill./Illini Bluffs) 1 for 4, home run, two RBIs

2 p.m. Tuesday at Black Hawk 

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