Scott, Collinson Turn in CG Wins for Chargers in Sweep at Rock Valley

  Aaron Frey
  Friday, May 7, 2021 9:41 AM

Rockford, IL

Stellar pitching performances by Sam Scott (Deer Creek, Ill./Deer Creek-Mackinaw) and Austin Collinson (Normal, Ill./Normal West) sent the Carl Sandburg College baseball team to a sweep at Rock Valley on Thursday.

The Chargers (22-28) have won six of their last eight games.

Sandburg 3, Rock Valley 1
Sandburg         020      010      0          —        3          5          1
Rock Valley     000      001      0          —        1          6          3
W: Scott 7 IP, 3 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
Scott took a shutout into the sixth before a pair of errors and a double cut Sandburg’s lead to 3-1. A hit batsman put runners on first and second with nobody out, but Scott struck out the next batter and induced an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play to escape the jam.

Sandburg Standout
Scott went the distance, allowing just an unearned run on six hits and a walk. He whiffed three batters and had 64 of his 96 pitches go for strikes.

Sandburg 6, Rock Valley 1
Sandburg         210      003      0          —        6          8          1
Rock Valley     001      000      0          —        1          6          2
W: Collinson 7 IP, 4 K, 4 BB

Key Moment
Up 3-1 in the sixth, the Chargers padded their lead with a three-run inning. Silas Israel (Tremont, Ill./Tremont) led off with a walk and scored when Ben Higgins (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) followed with a triple to right. Ashton Johnson (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) added a solo home run to left two batters later for a 6-1 Sandburg advantage.

Sandburg Standout
Collinson matched Scott’s complete game in the opener, allowing a run on six hits and four walks. He struck out four batters, including a pair in the seventh. Collinson threw 71 of his 119 pitches for strikes.

Other Top Chargers
  • Higgins 2 for 3, triple, walk, two runs, two RBIs, stolen base
  • Johnson 2 for 2, walk, home run, two RBIs
  • Luke Jones (Rantoul, Ill./Rantoul) 2 for 4

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