Orman Fires 2-Hitter, Chandler Goes 5 for 5 in Sweep of Kougars

  Orman Fires 2-Hitter, Chandler Goes 5 for 5 in Sweep of Kougars
  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:30 AM

Malta, IL

Kale Orman (Erie, Ill./Erie) threw a two-hitter in Game 1 and the Carl Sandburg College baseball team stayed unbeaten in Arrowhead Conference play as it swept Kishwaukee 17-1 and 12-3 on Tuesday to finish off a season sweep of the Kougars.

Sandburg 17, Kishwaukee 1 (6 innings)
Sandburg         123      038      —        17        20        1
Kishwaukee     000      010      —        1          2          1
W: Orman 6 IP, 10 K, 1 BB
L: Johnson 4.1 IP, 5 K, 3 BB

Key Moment
Already up 3-0 in the third inning, the Chargers connected for three straight two-out hits to extend their lead to six runs. Isaac Riegler (McLean, Ill./Olympia) doubled to left to plate Devon Ballard (Fulton, Ill./Fulton). Braedon Blackford tripled him home in the next at-bat, and Noah Hoepfner (East Moline, Ill./United Township) drove in Blackford with a single to center.

Sandburg Standouts
Orman dominated on the mound while Jordan Chandler (Erie, Ill./Erie) had a perfect day at the plate. Orman went the distance, allowing one run on two hits while striking out 10 and walking one. He threw 56 of his 89 pitches for strikes.

Chandler knocked in three runs while going 5 for 5 at the dish. The sophomore third baseman doubled in the first and singled in the second, third, fifth and sixth.

Other Top Chargers

  • Hoepfner 4 for 4, double, run, three RBIs
  • Blackford 2 for 4, triple, home run, two walks, four runs, three RBIs
  • Cacey O’Brien (Moline, Ill./Moline) 2 for 3
  • Ballard 2 for 5, run, two RBIs, two steals
  • Riegler 2 for 3, walk, two doubles, three runs, RBI

Sandburg 12, Kishwaukee 3

Sandburg         470      000      1          —        12        16        0
Kishwaukee     200      100      0          —        3          4          0
W: Kyler Edelman 4 IP, 4 K, 5 BB
L: Enriquez 0.1 IP, 0 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
Four of the Chargers’ first five batters picked up hits — with three going four extra bases — to stake Sandburg to a 4-0 lead in the first.

Sandburg Standout
Tyler Womack (Moline, Ill./Moline) went 3 for 5 with three doubles, two runs and team-best four RBIs to pace a 16-hit effort for the Chargers.

Other Top Chargers

  • Greyson Durbin (Colona, Ill./United Township) 2 for 2
  • Wynn Takacs (Tipton, Ind./Taylor) 2 for 5, two runs, RBI
  • Chandler 2 for 3, double, two runs, RBI
  • Kevin Ulrich (Benson, Ill./Roanoke-Benson) 2 for 3, double, walk, run, RBI
  • Koy Smith (Revere, Mo./Canton) 2 for 4, run

The Chargers (13-8-1, 6-0 Arrowhead Conference) host Spoon River in a nine-inning game at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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