Stevenson, Campbell Key Chargers’ Blowout Wins at Black Hawk

  Aaron Frey
  Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:05 AM

Galesburg, IL

The Carl Sandburg College softball team stayed hot with a pair of blowout wins at Black Hawk on Monday, setting up a showdown this afternoon at Illinois Valley with first place in the Arrowhead Conference up for grabs.

The Chargers (24-20, 11-1) stomped the Braves 13-3 and 14-4 and will face league leader Illinois Valley (8-0) this afternoon.

Sandburg 13, Black Hawk 3 (5 innings)
Sandburg         122      62        —        13        8          1
Black Hawk     002      01        —        3          5          3
W: Kylie Stineman 4 IP, 2 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers already led 5-2 in the fourth before they added six runs with two away in the inning. Grace Wilmington (Chillicothe, Ill./Illinois Valley Central) and Lizzie Malcolm (Moline, Ill./Alleman) each delivered RBI singles. Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg), Erin Flairty (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) and Katie Droste (Biggsville, Ill./West Central) each pushed across a run with back-to-back-to-back bases-loaded walks before Emily Bloomer (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington) delivered an RBI hit to left.

Sandburg Standout
Stevenson reached base four times in four plate appearances out of the No. 9 spot in the order, going 2 for 2 (both singles) with a pair of walks, two runs and two RBIs.

Other Top Chargers

  • Wilmington 2 for 4, double, three runs, RBI
  • Malcolm 1 for 3, run, two RBIs

Sandburg 14, Black Hawk 4 (5 innings)
Sandburg         330      53        —        14        17        1
Black Hawk     013      00        —        4          6          2
W: Madison Benge 3 IP, 0 K, 3 BB
SV: Lexi Juergens 2 IP, 0 K, 0 BB

Key Moment
Sandburg plated three runs just four batters into the game. Flairty led off the contest with a single, stole second and scored on Droste’s base hit to right. Two batters later, Lauryn Campbell (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) homered to left for a 3-0 Chargers lead.

Sandburg Standout
Campbell had a four-hit game that included three extra-base hits. The freshman first baseman singled in the second and added doubles in the fourth and fifth as she finished 4 for 4 with three runs scored and four RBIs.

Other Top Chargers

  • Droste 3 for 4, three runs, two RBIs
  • Madison Benge (Stronghurst, Ill./West Central) 3 for 4, three doubles, two runs, two RBIs
  • Flairty 2 for 3, stolen base, two runs, RBI
  • Wilmington 2 for 3, double, walk, run, two RBIs
  • Julia Vosburgh (Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock) 2 for 3, double, run, two RBIs

The Chargers travel to take on Illinois Valley at 3 p.m. this afternoon as they look to move into the top spot in the conference.

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