Israel, Conner Combine for 1-Hitter in Chargers’ Sweep at Kishwaukee

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, May 10, 2021 9:39 AM

Malta, IL

Silas Israel (Tremont, Ill./Tremont) struck out 10 over six one-hit innings as the Carl Sandburg College baseball team swept an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at Kishwaukee on Saturday.

The Chargers’ doubleheader scheduled for Sunday at Illinois Valley was canceled because of unplayable conditions.

Sandburg 10, Kishwaukee 1
Sandburg         300      114      1          —        10        9          2
Kishwaukee     000      100      0          —        1          1          3
W: Israel 6 IP, 10 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
Sandburg got out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning that was highlighted by a double from Abe Collins (Morton, Ill./Morton), a two-bagger by Ashton Johnson (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) and a Hunter Darst (Avon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon) triple.

Sandburg Standout
Israel allowed only an unearned run over six dazzling innings. He retired the first nine batters he faced, and the Kougars’ only hit of the game was a leadoff single in the sixth. He fanned 10, walked one and threw 62 of his 83 pitches for strikes. Jeron Conner (Burlington, Iowa/Notre Dame) struck out two in a perfect seventh to finish off the one-hitter. 

Other Top Chargers

  • Collins 2 for 3, walk, double, three runs, two stolen bases
  • Cam Scott (Mapleton, Ill./Illini Bluffs) 2 for 4, stolen base
  • Johnson 2 for 3, walk, double, three runs, three stolen bases

Sandburg 15, Kishwaukee 3
Sandburg         (10)00 011      3          —        15        13        3
Kishwaukee     003      000      0          —        3          6          2
W: C. Scott 5 IP, 5 K, 2 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers sent 14 batters to the dish in a 10-run first inning, collecting four singles, a double, five walks and a hit batsman.

Sandburg Standout
Collins was all over the bases, reaching five times and picking up four of Sandburg’s nine steals in the game. He finished 3 for 4 with two walks, three runs scored and a pair of RBIs.

Other Top Chargers

  • Sam Scott (Deer Creek, Ill./Deer Creek-Mackinaw) 2 for 4, two runs
  • Brett Marsh (Mapleton, Ill./Limestone) 2 for 4, two runs, three RBIs
  • Austin Collinson (Normal, Ill./Normal West) 2 for 4, walk, run, two RBIs

10 a.m. Monday at Southwestern Illinois 

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