Chargers Split Pair of 1-Run Games at Highland; Open Region Tourney Tuesday

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, May 10, 2021 9:03 AM

Freeport, IL

The Carl Sandburg College softball team wrapped up its regular season schedule by splitting a pair of one-run games in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at Highland on Friday.

Sandburg 6, Highland 5
Sandburg         400      110      0          —        6          10        1
Highland          000      410      0          —        5          10        1
W: Day 5 IP, 1 K, 3 BB

Key Moment
The Chargers opened up an early lead, using five hits to score four runs in the first inning. Kelsey Hobson (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) doubled to lead off the game. Rylee Krebsbach (Aledo, Ill./Sherrard) followed with an RBI single, Kayla Wolf (Chillicothe, Ill./Illinois Valley Central) added a run-scoring single, and Julia Vosburgh (Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock) made it 4-0 with a two-run base hit to center.

Sandburg Standout
Vosburgh drove in half of the Chargers’ six runs in the contest. In addition to her two-run single in the first, she added an RBI groundout in the fifth to give Sandburg a 6-4 lead.

Other Top Chargers

  • Hobson 2 for 4, double, two runs
  • Krebsbach 2 for 4, triple, two RBIs
  • Gracie Rademaker (Green Valley, Ill./Midwest Central) 2 for 4

Sandburg 6, Highland 5
Sandburg         102      000      0          —        3          8          0
Highland          000      202      x          —        4          7          2
L: Wolfe 6 IP, 2 K, 1 BB

Key Moment
Sandburg led 3-0 after the third, but the Cougars clawed back with a pair of runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth to grab the lead. Riley Kleckler’s one-out single in the sixth drove in the game-winning run.

Sandburg Standout
Maddi Benson (Spring Bay, Ill./Metamora) collected three hits in four at-bats and drove in a run with her single in the first to give the Chargers a 1-0 lead.

Other Top Chargers

  • Hobson 2 for 4, run

The Chargers will open the Region IV tournament with a first-round series at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morton. All three games of the best-of-three series will take place Monday afternoon. The winner advances to the Region IV semifinal round hosted by Highland on Saturday. The championship will take place Sunday at Highland.

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