Chargers’ Historic Season Ends in Region IV Final 4

  Aaron Frey
  Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:30 PM

Freeport, IL

A historic season for the Carl Sandburg College softball team ended Saturday with a pair of losses in the finals of the Region IV District B tournament.

Third-seeded Sandburg (32-26), which won its first-ever Arrowhead Conference championship during the regular season, lost a semifinal with No. 2 seed Prairie State 12-2, then dropped an elimination game to No. 4 Triton 10-1.

Prairie State 12, Sandburg 2 (5 innings)

Sandburg         000      02        —        2          4          3
Prairie State    453      0x        —        12        10        0
L: Benge 3 IP, 2 K, 2 BB

Key Moment
Two walks and an error loaded the bases in the first for the Pioneers, who followed with a grand slam for an early 4-0 lead.

Sandburg Standout
Second baseman Lizzie Malcolm (Moline, Ill./Alleman) doubled in a run and scored in the Chargers’ two-run fifth.

Other Top Chargers

  • Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) 1 for 2, double, RBI
  • Erin Flairty (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) 1 for 2, walk

Triton 10, Sandburg 1

Triton              402      000      4          —        10        8          0
Sandburg         001      000      0          —        1          5          4
L: Stineman 7 IP, 1 K, 5 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers retired the first two batters in the first, but a single, a walk and another single got the Trojans on the board. A three-run homer in the next at-bat gave Triton a 4-0 first-inning lead.

Sandburg Standout
Stevenson reached in all three plate appearances out of the No. 9 spot in the order, going 2 for 2 with a walk and a run scored.

Other Top Chargers
Lauryn Campbell (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) 1 for 2, double, walk

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