Chargers Drop 2 to Coastal Ala.-North on Spring Break Trip

  Aaron Frey
  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:33 PM

Monroeville, Ala.

The Carl Sandburg College softball team continued its season-opening trip to the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, dropping a pair of contests at Coastal Alabama-North.

The Eagles, who entered the day already having played 23 games, rallied to beat the Chargers (1-6) 9-4 in the opener and shut out Sandburg 11-0 in Game 2.

Coastal Alabama-North 9, Sandburg 4

Sandburg         003      001      0          —        4          6          2
CA-North         110      601      x          —        9          12        2
L: Emily Adams 6 IP, 1 K, 3 BB

Key Moments

  • The Chargers (1-6) scored three two-out runs in the third inning to grab a 3-2 advantage. Emily Bloomer (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington) singled to center to drive in Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) and Katie Droste (Biggsville, Ill./West Central). Bloomer moved into scoring position on the throw home and came around when the Eagles’ shortstop couldn’t handle a liner off the bat of Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central).
  • Coastal Alabama-North regained the lead in the fourth as it sent 10 batters to the plate in a six-run frame. Seven straight batters reached for the Eagles, who collected four singles and doubles and took advantage of a Chargers error.

Sandburg Standout
Bloomer was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs.

Coastal Alabama-North 11, Sandburg 0 (5 innings)

Sandburg         000      00        —        0          4          4         
CA-North         045      2x        —        11        11        0
L: Kylie Stineman 2 IP, 0 K, 2 BB

Key Moment
The Eagles didn’t look back after using four singles and a walk to take a 4-0 lead in the second.

Sandburg Standout
Droste doubled and walked in three plate appearances out of the leadoff spot.

Other Top Chargers
Grace Wilmington (Chillicothe, Ill./Illinois Valley Central) 1 for 1, walk

The Chargers will continue their trip Wednesday in Brewton, Ala., with a doubleheader against Highland (Kan.) at 9 a.m. and a contest against Coastal Alabama-East at 3 p.m.

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