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Big 6th Inning Helps Sandburg Split With Kishwaukee

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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 to lead the Chargers at the plate. Third baseman Andrew Sprenke hit a solo homer later in the sixth and had a pair of runs driven in, and shortstop Brian Pflum also added two RBIs for the Chargers.


The comeback made a winner out of right-hander Brad Moody, who pitched a scoreless final two innings in relief of starter Tim Rossell. Moody struck out one, gave up two hits and didn’t walk a batter.


Kishwaukee broke open the nightcap with a six-run seventh inning after leading 5-4 heading into the frame. Outfielder Josh Wade and catcher Michael Harp each drove in a run for the Chargers. Sophomore reliever Rebel Schott was saddled with the loss.


"It was a crazy day with the wind today,” Chargers coach T.J. Lindburg said. “Both of the scores did not tell the story. Both games were very close games until the last few innings. We pulled away in the first game and they did the same in Game 2."