Sandburg Softball Ends Season in Region IV Semis

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, May 7, 2018 9:11 AM

Freeport, IL

The Carl Sandburg College softball team saw its season end Saturday with a pair of losses in the semifinal round of the Region IV tournament. The Chargers dropped a 7-2 decision to Madison (Wis.) and were eliminated with a 2-1 loss to Highland later in the day. The fourth-seeded Chargers ended their season with a record of 18-33.

Madison 7, Sandburg 2
Sandburg              000         000         2              —            2              3              3
Madison                310         021         x              —            7              10           0
L: Kylie Stineman 6 IP, 1 K, 2 BB

Key Moment
After the Chargers were retired in order to start the game, the Wolfpack jumped to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Madison’s rally included a bunt base hit, stolen base, a Chargers error and a two-run double.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Freshman Katie Droste (Biggsville, Ill./West Central) doubled for the Chargers’ only extra-base hit, scored a run and drove in a run. 

Highland 2, Sandburg 1
Sandburg              010         000         0              —            1              5              1
Highland               000         200         x              —            2              6              1
L: Madison Benge 4 IP, 0 K, 2 BB

Key Moments

  • The Chargers took an early lead on a two-out base hit to left from Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central) that scored Abigail Stranger (Abingdon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon).
  • The Cougars scored both of their runs in the fourth. Back-to-back doubles to lead off the inning tied the game. A two-out error by the Chargers brought home the go-ahead run.

Sandburg Star of the Game
Benge finished 2 for 3 and drove home Sandburg’s lone run of the game. She also pitched four solid innings in the circle, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks.

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