Big Innings Send Sandburg Softball to Sweep of Kishwaukee

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:43 PM

Galesburg, IL

A five-run rally in each game carried the Carl Sandburg College softball team to a sweep of Kishwaukee in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. The Chargers (10-22, 6-4) won the opener 10-4 and took Game 2 8-4.

Sandburg 10, Kishwaukee 4

Kishwaukee     001      200      1          —        4          7          1
Sandburg         300      502      x          —        10        11        2
W: Kylie Stineman (3-10) 7 IP, 2 K, 2 BB

Key Moment
Tied at 3 in the fourth, the Chargers scored five two-out runs to take a lasting lead. Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) plated Lizzie Malcolm (Milan, Ill./Alleman) with an infield hit for the go-ahead run, and Katie Droste (Biggsville, Ill./West Central) followed with an RBI single. Two runs scored when the Kougars shortstop booted a grounder off the bat of Whitney Wynkoop (Fulton, Ill./Fulton), and Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central) drew a bases-loaded walk.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Wynkoop finished 2 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Stevenson 2 for 3, two runs, RBI, stolen base
  • Droste 2 for 4, two runs, two RBIs
  • Wynkoop 2 for 4, double, two runs, RBI
  • Malcolm 2 for 3, run, stolen base

Grand Theft
The Chargers stole seven bases in eight attempts, getting two apiece from Wynkoop and Abigail Stranger (Abingdon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon) and one each from Benge, Malcolm and Stevenson.

Sandburg 8, Kishwaukee 4

Kishwaukee     000      130      0          —        4          7          3
Sandburg         125      000      x          —        8          9          0
W: Benge 7 IP (7-4), 5 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
Sandburg did all of its scoring in the first three innings, highlighted by a five-run third that saw 10 Chargers come to the plate. Sandburg collected four hits, drew a pair of walks and had a hit batsman.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Benge had a team-leading three hits (including a pair of doubles), scored twice and struck out five without issuing a walk in a complete-game victory.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Benge 3 for 4, two doubles, two runs
  • Stevenson 2 for 3, two runs, RBI, walk
  • Droste 1 for 2, two RBIs

Up Next
The Chargers will head to Freeport for the weekend to play in the Highland East-West Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

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