Chargers Rack Up 33 Runs on 30 Hits in Sweep of Lake County

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, March 25, 2019 10:08 AM

Galesburg, IL

The Carl Sandburg College softball team erupted for 33 runs and held Lake County to just six hits on the day as it swept the Lancers 15-2 and 18-0 on Sunday in the Chargers’ home opener at the Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

Sandburg 15, Lake County 2 (5 innings)

Lake County     101      00        —        2          4          2
Sandburg         263      4x        —        15        14        1
W: Madison Benge 5 IP, 2 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
A two-run triple to center off the bat of Katie Droste (Biggsville, Ill./West Central) started the scoring in a six-run second inning for the Chargers as they pushed their lead to 8-1.

Sandburg Standout
Emily Bloomer (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington) was a perfect 4 for 4 at the dish to lead a 14-hit attack for Sandburg. She collected a double, three singles, scored three times and drove in three runs.

Other Top Chargers

  • Droste 2 for 4, two triples, three runs, three RBIs
  • Erin Flairty (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) 2 for 4, three runs, four RBIs
  • Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central) 2 for 2, double, walk, run, RBI; complete game, four hits, two strikeouts

Sandburg 18, Lake County 0 (5 innings)

Lake County     000      00        —        0          2          2
Sandburg         33(10) 2x        —        18        16        1
W: Rachel Barrington 5 IP, 3 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
Julia Vosburgh (Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock) delivered a two-out, two-run single to center in the first to give the Chargers an early 3-0 lead.

Sandburg Standout
Freshman Rachel Barrington (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap) posted a two-hit shutout on just 46 pitches while striking out three. She also went 3 for 4 at the plate, scored twice and drove in a run.

Other Top Chargers

  • Brytne Fenton (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) 3 for 3, two walks, run, three RBIs, stolen base
  • Lizzie Malcolm (Moline, Ill./Alleman) 2 for 3, walk, two runs, two RBIs
  • Sophie Whitford (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) 2 for 4, run, RBI
  • Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) 2 for 3, three runs
  • Droste 1 for 3, triple, two walks, four runs, three RBIs, stolen base
  • Lauryn Campbell (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) 1 for 4, double, two runs, three RBIs
  • Vosburgh 1 for 3, run, three RBIs

The Chargers (4-12) will kick off their Arrowhead Conference schedule when they travel to face Kishwaukee at 3 p.m. Thursday.

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