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April 15, 2013
FREEPORT—The Carl Sandburg College softball team went 3-1 at the Highland East-West tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The Chargers beat Muscatine (Iowa) 1-0 and Moraine Valley 2-0 on Saturday. They then lost 6-3 to Elgin on Sunday before rebounding to beat the Spartans 5-3 to close the tournament.

 

Brooke Howard threw a five-hit shutout in the win over Muscatine. The sophomore struck out only one and didn’t issue a walk. Sandburg scored the game’s lone...

April 12, 2013
GALESBURG—Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin High School senior Ryan Hickman has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College baseball team.
 

Hickman, a 6-foot, 195-pound first baseman, batted .345 with a .462 on-base percentage and team-leading 22 RBIs last summer for the Springfield Scorpions travel team.
 

“We are excited for Ryan to become a Charger,” Sandburg coach T.J. Lindburg said. “He is a big, strong kid who has the...

April 11, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team’s Arrowhead Conference match scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at Illinois Valley has been postponed because of unplayable conditions and rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 19 at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club in LaSalle.

The Chargers’ next scheduled event is an Arrowhead match hosted by Sandburg at 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Lake Bracken Country Club.

Carl Sandburg College men’s golf schedule

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April 11, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s Arrowhead Conference doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Highland has been postponed because of inclement weather and rescheduled for 3 p.m. April 22.
 

The Chargers are scheduled to play in the Highland East/West tournament Saturday and Sunday in Freeport. Sandburg has won five straight games and 11 of its last 14.

 

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April 10, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s doubleheader scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Muscatine (Iowa) has been postponed because of unplayable conditions. A makeup date has yet to be announced.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at noon Saturday at Highland.
 

Carl Sandburg College baseball schedule — http://sandburg.edu/athletics/2013-baseball-schedule
 

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April 10, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today against Lincoln at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex has been postponed because of unplayable conditions and rescheduled for noon April 28.

 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at 3 p.m. Thursday at Highland. Sandburg has won five straight games and 11 of its last 14.
 

 

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April 9, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team pushed its winning streak to five games with an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader sweep of Kishwaukee on Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. The Chargers won the opener 11-7 and used a late outburst to take Game 2 10-2 in five innings.

 

After Sandburg (15-15, 6-4) opened Game 1 with a seven-run first inning, the Kougars returned the favor with seven runs in the top of the second...

April 9, 2013
GALESBURG—Galesburg High School’s Madison Fuller and Erie High School’s Skylar Neely-Houzenga have signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team.
 

Fuller, a 5-foot-3 senior, was part of the Silver Streaks team that won Western Big 6 Conference and Class AA regional titles in 2011, and she helped Galesburg qualify for the Class AA sectionals this past fall. Fuller didn’t begin to play golf competitively until her junior year of...

April 8, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team’s Arrowhead Conference doubleheader scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kishwaukee has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 17.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is a nonconference doubleheader at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Muscatine (Iowa).

 

Carl Sandburg College baseball schedule
 

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April 8, 2013
MOLINE—Brooke Howard and Grace Cleair each threw complete games as the Carl Sandburg College softball team swept Black Hawk in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader on Saturday, winning 5-2 and 4-2.

 

After the Braves scored twice in the first inning of Game 1, the Chargers went ahead by scoring all five of their runs in the sixth, using five singles and a pair of Black Hawk errors. Corinne Heins scored the go-ahead run on an error with the bases loaded....

April 8, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Joliet has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
 

The Chargers’ next scheduled game is an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at 3 p.m. Tuesday against Kishwaukee at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.
 

 

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April 8, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team split a nonconference doubleheader with Waubonsee on Sunday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. The Chargers dropped the opener 4-1 but picked up a 5-4 victory in Game 2.

 

Brendan Butrimas allowed 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings in Game 2 but worked his way out of trouble throughout to pick up the victory. Blake Durflinger closed it out with a scoreless seventh as Sandburg pitchers stranded 13...

April 8, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team split an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader with Kishwaukee on Saturday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex, winning Game 1 13-7 before falling 11-4 in Game 2.

 

The Chargers (9-9, 2-4) rallied to take the opener with a seven-run sixth inning that was highlighted by Billy King’s two-run home run for a 9-7 Sandburg lead.

 

King also added a double and finished with three RBIs...

April 5, 2013
ROCK ISLAND—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team pulled away late to hand Augustana JV a 12-6 loss on Thursday for the Chargers' fourth straight victory.

 

Sophomore third baseman Andrew Sprenke’s go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning gave the Chargers (8-8) broke a 5-5 tie, and Sandburg piled on after that with a five-run eighth, capped by first baseman Blake Durflinger’s two-run triple.

 

Freshman outfielder contributed a pair of...

April 5, 2013
DIXON—Sophomore pitcher Grace Cleair tossed a four-hit shutout to help the Carl Sandburg College softball team split an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at Sauk Valley on Thursday.

 

After dropping the opener 3-2 in walk-off fashion, Cleair’s performance led the Chargers (11-15, 2-4) to a 6-0 victory in Game 2. Cleair yielded just four singles and a walk while striking out two to pick up the victory. Freshman catcher Kaylee Moseley led Sandburg at the...

April 3, 2013
GALESBURG—Freshmen Zach Zwenger and Jon Kupfert each tossed complete games as the Carl Sandburg College baseball team swept a nonconference doubleheader against Spoon River on Wednesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

 

Zwenger gave up five hits and struck out eight in the Chargers’ 11-3 victory in the opener while Kupfert scattered seven hits, struck out six and walked none in a 6-1 Sandburg win in Game 2.

 

A five-...

April 2, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team picked up its first Arrowhead Conference victory of the season in a doubleheader split with Illinois Valley on Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. A late Chargers rally came up short in a 4-3 loss in the opener, but Sandburg took Game 2 8-6.
 

The Chargers (10-14, 1-3) grabbed a 4-2 lead in the third inning of Game 2 on a three-run double by shortstop Jordyn Chasteen and added...

April 2, 2013
GALESBURG—Quick starts were the story of the day as the Carl Sandburg College baseball team picked up an Arrowhead Conference split with Sauk Valley on Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex. The Skyhawks rode a six-run first inning to a 6-4 victory in Game 1 before Sandburg returned the favor in Game 2 for a 13-6 win.
 

Shortstop Brian Pflum went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and a pair of runs scored for the Chargers (5-8, 1-3) in the...

April 2, 2013
ROCHESTER—The Carl Sandburg College softball team picked up a pair of five-inning shutout victories Monday at Robert Morris, winning 8-0 and 12-0 in a nonconference doubleheader.

 

Up 2-0 after two innings in Game 1, the Chargers (9-13) opened things up with a four-run third. Freshman outfielder Hannah Johnson (Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central) went 2 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and three RBIs to lead Sandburg’s offense. Sophomore pitcher Brooke...

April 1, 2013
MONMOUTH—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team opened its spring season with a fifth-place finish at the Fighting Scots Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Gibson Woods Golf Course.

 

The Chargers shot 307 and were in fifth place after Friday’s opening round and remained there after shooting 312 on Saturday for a 619 total in the nine-team tournament. Illinois Wesleyan won the event after totaling a 5-over-par 573.

 

Freshman Joey...

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