Harp, Shaw Help Lead Sandburg Baseball Past SE Iowa

April 24, 2013
GALESBURG—Michael Harp and Connor Shaw each drove in two runs as the Carl Sandburg College baseball team beat Southeastern Iowa 6-4 on Wednesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

 

The Chargers (15-18) took an early lead with a three-run third inning, but Southeastern scored four in the top of the fifth to go ahead. Shaw tied it in the bottom half of the inning when he scored on a passed ball. Sandburg took the lead in the sixth on Harp’s RBI groundout and added an insurance run on Shaw’s sacrifice fly.

 

Shaw, Harp and Brett Martinez, the 7-8-9 hitters in the Chargers’ lineup, combined to go 5 for 9 with five RBIs and a pair of runs scored.

 

Tim Chick picked up the victory for two scoreless innings in relief of Blake Durflinger, who went the first four innings. Right-hander Tim Rossell followed Chick with two scoreless frames of his own, and Jeff Trokey earned the save with a scoreless ninth that included a pair of strikeouts. The three Sandburg relievers didn’t allow a run on four hits in five innings while striking out four and walking two.

 

The Chargers are in action again at 2 p.m. Thursday with an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at home against Black Hawk.

 

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Connor Shaw

Connor Shaw