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Chargers Split With Waubonsee to Remain at .500

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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 Waubonsee baserunners in the contest.


Shortstop Brian Pflum drove in two for the Chargers (10-10), and outfielder Billy King had a pair of hits, two runs and an RBI.


The Carl Sandburg College baseball split a double header with Waubonsee on Sunday.  The Chargers lost game one 4-1 and won game two 5-4.  Sandburg is now 10-10.


The Chargers were held to four hits in Game 1, with Durflinger driving in the lone run on a fourth-inning single to make it 3-1. Freshman Jeff Trokey took the loss after allowing four runs on 10 hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked a pair.


"We didn't swing the bats real well today but managed to get a split against a very good offensive ballclub,” Sandburg coach T.J. Lindburg said. “Our pitchers made pitches when they had to and we played good defense today. Waubonsee can really swing the bats, so limiting them to four runs each game was nice to see. Pitching and defense has kept us in games all year so far; we just need to become more consistent with our approaches at the plate."


The Chargers return to action with an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kishwaukee.