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Drake, Chandler Lead Sandburg Baseball to 1st Victory of Season

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Feb. 24, 2017
CARTERVILLE — Alec Drake (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) led three Carl Sandburg College pitchers in a 12-0 shutout of Illinois Valley to give the Chargers their first victory of the season and a split of a pair of games Thursday in the Logan Classic.

 

 

Drake fanned six and allowed one hit over four scoreless innings against the Eagles before Austin Fancher (Moline, Ill./Moline) and Kaine Sundquist (Abingdon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon) each added a shutout inning in relief for the Chargers (1-2), who lost 10-8 to South Suburban in their opening game of the day.

 

Freshman Jordan Chandler (Erie, Ill./Erie) finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBIs against IVCC for Sandburg, which led 7-0 after the third inning. His three-run homer to right in the sixth capped a five-run frame that finished the game via the mercy rule.

 

Angel Figueroa (East Chicago, Ind./Bishop Noll) and Levi Brening (Coon Rapids, Minn./DuQuoin) each added a pair of hits and two driven in for the Chargers.

 

Sandburg fell to South Suburban despite a huge game from freshman Shane Coleman (Abingdon, Ill./Abingdon-Avon), who finished 3 for 5 with five RBIs, including a pair of two-run homers. His second blast gave the Chargers an 8-4 lead in the sixth, but the Bulldogs responded with six runs in the bottom half to regain the lead.

 

Nolan Ard (Carthage, Ill./Illini West) had a two-run homer for the Chargers in a four-run fourth inning. Chandler reached in all four of his plate appearances, going 2 for 2 with a double and two walks. Payton Hartbank (Mattoon, Ill./Mattoon) went 2 for 4 with a triple, walk, run scored and pair of steals.

 

The Chargers will wrap up play in the Logan Classic against Illinois Central at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

 

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Logan Classic
At Carterville
South Suburban 10, Sandburg 8
Sandburg         002      402      0          —         8          10        2
S. Suburban     103      006      x          —         10        11        1
W-Bacevicius (3.1 IP, 4 K, 6 BB)
L-Cagle (5th, 1.1 IP, 1 K, 0 BB)

 

Sandburg 12, Illinois Valley 0 (6 inn.)
Illinois Valley   000      000      —         0          3          1
Sandburg         232      005      —         12        11        0
W-Drake (4 IP, 6 K, 4 BB)
L-Sangston (1.1 IP, 2 K, 3 BB)