Stineman Stellar in Circle as Sandburg Softball Sweeps Black Hawk

  Aaron Frey
  Friday, April 20, 2018 9:38 AM

Moline, IL

The Carl Sandburg College softball team erupted for 22 runs on 32 hits and freshman Kylie Stineman (New Boston, Ill./Mercer County) picked up the victory in both ends of a doubleheader sweep of Arrowhead Conference rival Black Hawk on Thursday as the Chargers won 7-3 and 15-9.

Sandburg 7, Black Hawk 3
Sandburg         121      030      0          —        7          15        2
Black Hawk     200      010      0          —        3          8          1
W: Stineman (4-10) 7 IP, 2 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers tied the game at 2-2 in the second on an RBI single from Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg). Sandburg took the lead for good one batter later as Adre Vetter (Emden, Ill./Hartsburg-Emden) stole home as part of a double steal with runners at the corners.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Stineman settled in after allowing a pair of first-inning runs. She allowed just one run on five hits over her final six innings in a complete-game victory. Stineman struck out two and didn’t issue a walk.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Abigail Stranger (Abingdon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon) 3 for 4, run, RBI
  • Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central) 3 for 4, run
  • Stevenson 2 for 5, double, run, stolen base, three RBIs
  • Katie Droste (Biggsville, Ill./West Central) 2 for 5, stolen base
  • Lizzie Malcolm (Milan, Ill./Alleman) 2 for 3, run

Sandburg 15, Black Hawk 9
Sandburg         400      311      6          —        15        17        1
Black Hawk     111      402      0          —        9          13        5
W: Stineman (5-10) 1.2 IP, 0 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
The Braves tied the game at 9-9 with a pair of sixth-inning runs, but Sandburg sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh as it blew the game open with a six-run frame. Stevenson’s tiebreaking, two-run single to left proved to be the game-winner.

Sandburg Star of the Game
After going the distance in Game 1, Stineman came on in relief of Benge to record the final five outs and pick up her second victory of the day. Stineman allowed just one hit and needed only 14 pitches to finish off the win. She came on in the sixth with runners at second and third but got a popup and groundout to keep the game tied. After allowing a leadoff single in the seventh, she induced a groundball for a double play followed by another grounder to short to close the game.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Whitney Wynkoop (Fulton, Ill./Fulton) 4 for 5, three runs, two RBIs.
  • Droste 3 for 5, two runs, two RBIs
  • Stranger 2 for 5, two runs, RBI
  • Benge 2 for 4, run, two RBIs, stolen base
  • Malcolm 2 for 5, double, four RBIs
  • Vetter, 2 for 5, run, RBI

For the Record
The Chargers improved to 12-22 overall and are 8-4 in the Arrowhead Conference.

Up Next
Sandburg finishes a four-game home-and-home series with Black Hawk by hosting the Braves at 3 p.m. Friday.

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