Joliet Sweeps Sandburg Baseball in Home Opener

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April 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball lost both games of a doubleheader Friday against Joliet, dropping Game 1 2-0 and the nightcap 4-2 at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

 

Freshman left-hander Zach Zwenger (Glendale, Mo./Hazelwood West) allowed only two runs in seven innings, but the Chargers’ bats were held to only a single by freshman outfielder Josh Wade (St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell Central), who also drew two walks. Zwenger gave up five hits, struck out seven and walked three.

 

Sandburg (4-5) took an early 2-0 lead in Game 2 on RBIs by sophomore shortstop Brian Pflum (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington) and sophomore third baseman Andrew Sprenke (St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell Central), but Joliet went ahead for good after a three-run second inning. Freshman pitcher Jon Kupfert (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame) gave up two earned runs on eight hits in seven innings. The righty fanned four and didn’t issue a walk.

 

"Two tough losses today. We just cannot hit at all right now,” Chargers coach T.J. Lindburg said. “We just need to see more pitching and hopefully the bats will come along once we can start to play on a regular basis. Joliet is one of the top teams in or region every year, and if you make mistakes they will make you pay for them like they did today."

 

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