Ulrich’s 5-RBI Game Helps Chargers Earn Split at Rock Valley

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, April 30, 2018 9:38 AM

Galesburg, IL

The Carl Sandburg College baseball team split a pair of slugfests Sunday at Rock Valley in a nonconference doubleheader, falling 9-7 before rallying to win 15-10 in Game 2.

Rock Valley 9, Sandburg 7

Sandburg         210      040      0          —        7          10        3
Rock Valley     222      120      x          —        9          11        1
L: Brett Cagle 4.2 IP, 2 K, 6 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers scored four times in the fifth to tie the game at 7, but the Golden Eagles got a pair of RBI singles in the bottom half to regain the lead.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Cacey O’Brien (Moline, Ill./Moline) singled twice, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs for the Chargers.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • O’Brien 2 for 4, two runs, two RBIs
  • Payton Hartbank (Mattoon, Ill./Mattoon) 2 for 4, double, two runs

Sandburg 15, Rock Valley 10

Sandburg         330      014      4          —        15        13        6
Rock Valley     021      520      0          —        10        12        5
W: Cade Hannan 6 IP, 2 K, 3 BB

Key Moment
RVC led 10-7 after five, but the Chargers scored four in both the sixth and seventh for a comeback victory. Kevin Ulrich (Roanoke, Ill./Roanoke-Benson) tied the game with a two-run single, and Black Russell (Joy, Ill./Mercer County) scored the go-ahead run on a two-out infield hit from Austin Traub (Coal Valley, Ill./Moline).

Sandburg Star of the Game
Ulrich totaled five RBIs in the contest, going 3 for 5 with two doubles and three runs scored.

Top Chargers Hitters

  • Ulrich 3 for 5, two doubles, three runs, five RBIs
  • Traub 3 for 5, double, run, two RBIs
  • O’Brien 2 for 3, three runs, two walks, two RBIs

Up Next

Sandburg hosts Black Hawk in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Tuesday to decide the Arrowhead Conference championship. A split would mean the teams share the title, and a sweep for either side would give it to them outright. Sandburg is in search of its first Arrowhead championship since 2008.

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