Sandburg Softball Closes Out Spring Break Trip to Gulf Coast

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:31 PM

Monroeville, Ala.

The Carl Sandburg College closed out its Spring Break trip to the Gulf Coast with a pair of losses Thursday at Coastal Alabama-North.

The Warhawks shut out the Chargers 7-0 in Game 1 and scratched across a late run to defeat Sandburg 5-4 in Game 2.

Coastal Alabama-North 7, Sandburg 0

Sandburg         000      000      0          —        0          4          3
CA-North         004      201      x          —        7          11        0
L: Rachel Barrington 4 IP, 0 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
The Eagles used three singles, a double and two Chargers errors to open the scoring with four runs in the bottom of the third.

Coastal Alabama-North 5, Sandburg 4

Sandburg         000      031      0          —        4          11        4
CA-North         210      011      x          —        5          6          2
L: Kylie Stineman 6 IP, 0 K, 2 BB

Key Moments

  • A leadoff walk by Macayla Gibson led to the Warhawks plating the game-winner in the sixth. A groundout pushed her to third with one out, and she scored on a passed ball.
  • Trailing 3-0 in the fifth, the Chargers tied the game as Erin Flairty (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) plated Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) with a double to left and Sophie Whitford (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) knocked in a pair with a double to center.
  • Coastal Alabama-North regained the lead with an unearned run in the fifth, but the Chargers answered back in the top of the sixth. Katie Droste (Biggsville, Ill./West Central) led off the inning with a walk and scored from first when the Warhawks’ center fielder misplayed Lauryn Campbell’s (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) base hit.

Sandburg Standout
Lizzie Malcolm (Moline, Ill./Alleman) singled in each of her two at-bats, accounting for two of the Chargers’ 11 hits.

Other Top Chargers

  • Stevenson: 2 for 4, run
  • Campbell: 2 for 4, run
  • Flairty: 1 for 2, double, run, RBI
  • Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central): 1 for 3, double, walk
  • Whitford: 1 for 2, double, two RBIs

The Chargers will play at Spoon River at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Sandburg’s home opener is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 24 against Lake County at the Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

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