Chargers Complete Series Sweep of BHC; Winning Streak at 7

  Aaron Frey
  Friday, April 20, 2018 8:41 PM

Galesburg, IL

After sweeping a doubleheader at Black Hawk the day before, the Carl Sandburg College softball team finished off a four-game series sweep of the Braves on Friday afternoon at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Complex, winning 10-3 and 8-0 in Arrowhead Conference action.

The Chargers (14-22, 10-4) have won seven straight games — including six in a row in Arrowhead play — and nine of their last 10

Sandburg 10, Black Hawk 3

Black Hawk      000      210      0          —        3          8          4
Sandburg         100      801      x          —        10        13        1
W: Madison Stewart (1-8) 7 IP, 2 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
Trailing 2-1 in the fourth, the Chargers exploded for eight runs to blow the game open. Sandburg sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning, with nine of the first 10 reaching base. The Chargers collected five of their 13 hits in the frame. 

Sandburg Star of the Game
Third baseman Sarah Lindsay (Athens, Ill./Athens) had 3 hits in 4 at-bats, scored a run and drove in two.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Lindsay 3 for 4, run, two RBIs
  • Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central) 2 for 4, double, two runs, two RBIs
  • Lizzie Malcolm (Milan, Ill./Alleman) 2 for 4, run, two RBIs
  • Kylie Stineman (New Boston, Ill./Mercer County) 2 for 4, run, two RBIs
  • Shay Anderson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) 2 for 4, run

Sandburg 8, Black Hawk 0 (5 innings)

Black Hawk      000      00        —        0          4          2
Sandburg         004      4x        —        8          9          0
W: Stineman (5-10), 1 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers opened the scoring with a four-run third inning, capped by Malcolm’s two-run double to left.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Stineman picked up her third victory in two days by throwing her first career shutout. The freshman allowed four hits and a walk while striking out one. She needed just 58 pitches (42 strikes) to finish off the complete game.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) 2 for 3, two runs, stolen base
  • Lindsay 2 for 2, double, RBI

Up Next
The Chargers will host Madison (Wis.) at noon Sunday.

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