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Sandburg Baseball Picks Up Sweep at Home Over Sauk Valley

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April 22, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team swept an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader against Sauk Valley on Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex, winning 11-1 and 5-4.
 

Sophomore right-hander Jon Kupfert (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame) led the way for the Chargers (17-18-1, 8-6-1) in their six-inning victory in Game 1, holding the Skyhawks to three singles. Kupfert struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter in going the distance.
 

The bottom of the order did most of the damage offensively for Sandburg as the Chargers’ 5-9 batters combined to go 11 for 16 with nine runs and seven RBIs. Sophomore Connor Shaw (Moline, Ill./Moline) finished 4 for 4 with three driven in out of the No. 9 spot.
 

Sandburg held on in Game 2 after jumping to a 5-0 lead after the third. Freshmen Dean Ballenger (O’Fallon, Mo./Francis Howell Central) and Zach Moss (Imperial, Mo./Seckman) each had two-run singles in the Chargers’ four-run third. Moss also plated Ballenger with a single in the first.
 

Sauk Valley scored four in the fourth against sophomore Brad Moody (Chatsworth, Ill./Prairie Central), but the right-hander kept the Skyhawks at bay the rest of the way. Moody allowed eight hits, struck out seven and didn’t issue a walk in picking up the victory.
 

Sandburg will host Elgin in a nonconference doubleheader at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The Chargers’ next conference action is at noon Saturday at home against Illinois Valley.
 

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GAME 1
Sandburg 11, Sauk Valley 1

Sauk Valley 010 000 — 1 3 5
Sandburg 112 034 — 11 13 2
SAUK VALLEY — 2B-Panzica. RBI-Panzica. Nelson (L, 0 K, 3 BB), Jehle (6th, 0 K, 1 BB).
SANDBURG — Shaw 4-4, Windsor 3-4, Ratermann 2-4, Judson 2-3. 2B-Windsor. RBI-Shaw 3, Hampton 2, Ratermann, Ballenger, Windsor, Giertz. Kupfert (W, 7 K, 0 BB).

 

GAME 2
Sandburg 5, Sauk Valley 4

Sauk Valley 000 400 0 — 4 8 1
Sandburg 104 000 x — 5 7 1
SAUK VALLEY — Lopez 2-4, Nale 2-3, Martenson 2-3. RBI-Lopez, Martenson. Sharpshair (L, 5 K, 0 BB).
SANDBURG (17-18-1, 9-6-1) — Ballenger 2-3, Moss 2-3. 2B-Ballenger. RBI-Moss 3, Ballenger 2. Moody (W, 7 K, 0 BB).