Softball Finishes Weekend Trip With Sweep of Waubonsee

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, April 9, 2018 10:08 AM

Sugar Grove, IL

After dropping a pair of contests Saturday at nationally ranked Joliet, the Carl Sandburg College softball team bounced back to sweep Waubonsee on Sunday on the road.


Joliet 7, Sandburg 4
Sandburg              003         001         0              —            4              5              2
Joliet                      304         000         x              —            7              12           3
L: Stineman 6 IP, 1 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers used a three-run third to tie the game, but the Wolves, ranked No. 3 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, answered back with four runs on five hits in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead at 7-3.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Leadoff batter Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) went 2 for 3 with a run scored, RBI and a stolen base.

Joliet 12, Sandburg 2 (5 innings)
Sandburg              001         10           —            2              7              4
Joliet                    264         0x            —            12           11           1
L: Stewart 3 IP, 0 K, 0 BB 

Key Moment
Joliet did all its scoring in the first three innings, including a six-run second to go up 8-0.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central) finished 2 for 2 with a double and a home run

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Benge 2 for 2, double, home run
  • Stevenson 2 for 2, walk, stolen base



Sandburg 4, Waubonsee 2
Sandburg              001         010         2              —            4              6              3
Waubonsee          000         002         0              —            2              3              1
W: Stineman 7 IP, 1 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
The Chiefs scored two in the sixth to tie it, but the Chargers came back to two in the seventh to go back ahead. Abigail Stranger (Abingdon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon) led off the inning with a single and scored the game-winning run on Stevenson’s RBI groundout. Adre Vetter (Emden, Ill./Hartsburg-Emden) added an insurance run when she scored on a wild pitch.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Vetter, the No. 9 hitter in the lineup, reached in all three of her plate appearances. She homered in the third, singled and scored in the fifth and walked and scored in the seventh. The sophomore also stole a base.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Vetter 2 for 2, three runs, home run, walk, stolen base
  • Stevenson 2 for 4, RBI

“Stine” Time
Freshman pitcher Kylie Stineman allowed just two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk to pick up the victory.

Sandburg 15, Waubonsee 4 (5 innings)
Sandburg              020         49           —            15           17           3
Waubonsee          000         22           —            4              3              3
W: Benge 5 IP, 3 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
Sandburg blew open a 6-2 game by tacking on nine runs in the top of the fifth. Nine of the Chargers’ 17 hits in the game came in the fifth, including two by Sam Mayberry (Pekin, Ill./Pekin). The first 13 batters to come to the plate in the inning reached base.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Benge had a monster performance, finishing a triple shy of the cycle, driving in five and picking up the victory in the circle with a complete-game effort.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Benge 3 for 4, double, home run, three runs, five RBIs
  • Whitney Wynkoop (Fulton, Ill./Fulton) 3 for 3, walk, three runs
  • Katie Droste (Biggsville, Ill./West Central) 2 for 4, triple, run, three RBIs
  • Mayberry 2 for 4, two runs, RBI
  • Stranger 2 for 3, run, RBI
  • Shay Anderson (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central) 2 for 3, run, RBI

Up Next
Sandburg hosts Sauk Valley in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

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