Flairty’s Perfect Day, Malcolm’s Slam Power Chargers’ Sweep of Kishwaukee

  Aaron Frey
  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:00 PM

Galesburg, IL

Erin Flairty (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) reached in all eight of her plate appearances on the day and Lizzie Malcolm (Moline, Ill./Alleman) had six RBIs in Game 2 for the red-hot Carl Sandburg College softball team as the Chargers swept Kishwaukee 10-4 and 10-1 on Tuesday in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader.

Sandburg clawed its way to back to .500 on the season at 17-17 while improving to 7-1 in the conference after winning for the ninth time in in last 10 games.

Sandburg 10, Kishwaukee 4

Kishwaukee     003      000      1          —         4          8          2
Sandburg         121      51        X          —         10        14        3
W: Lexi Juergens 7 IP, 3 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
Tied 3-3 in the third, Grace Wilmington (Chillicothe, Ill./Illinois Valley Central) singled to center to plate Emily Bloomer with the go-ahead run.

Sandburg Standout
Flairty reached five time in five plate appearances out of the leadoff spot, going 4 for 4 with a walk, a triple, three runs, two RBIs and a stolen base.

Other Top Chargers

  • Emily Bloomer (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington) 3 for 3, two runs, RBI, two stolen bases
  • Wilmington 2 for 3, walk, run, RBI
  • Lauryn Campbell (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) 1 for 4, run, three RBIs

Sandburg 10, Kishwaukee 1 (5 innings)

Kishwaukee     100      00        —         1          7          0
Sandburg         404      2x        —         10        9          0
W: Madison Benge 7 IP, 4 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
Already leading 4-1 in the third, the Chargers blew the game open as the Kougars walked the bases loaded and Malcolm connected for a grand slam to left.

Sandburg Standout
Malcolm added a two-run single in the fourth to finish with six RBIs in the contest. She also drew a first-inning walk as she reached in all three plate appearances.

Other Top Chargers

  • Flairty 2 for 2, walk, run
  • Campbell 2 for 2, double, walk, three runs, two RBIs
  • Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central) complete game, seven hits, one run, four strikeouts, no walks

The Chargers host Spoon River in a nonconference doubleheader at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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