GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College baseball team came out on the short end of a slugfest Thursday at the Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex, falling 17-9 to Illinois Central.Illinois Central 17, Sandburg 9
Ill. Central 201 660 002 — 17 15 1
Sandburg 004 003 002 — 9 9 0
W: North 5 IP, 5 K, 4 BB
L: Baysingar 3.1 IP, 3 K, 4 BB
- The Chargers (8-7-1) scored four in the third inning for a 4-3 lead. Shortstop Braedon Blackford (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame) hit a two-run homer to right — his fourth longball in two days — to get Sandburg on the board, and Tyler Womack (Moline, Ill./Moline) sent a two-run shot to center later in the frame for a 4-3 Chargers lead.
- ICC answered with six runs in both the fourth and fifth to regain the lead, sending 12 men to the plate in the fourth and 11 in the fifth.
Womack finished 3 for 5 with a double, a home run, two runs and two RBIs.
Other Top Chargers
- Blackford 1 for 3, walk, home run, three RBIs
- Jordan Chandler (Erie, Ill./Erie) 2 for 3, walk, double, two runs
- Jacob Burg (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) 2.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 K, 0 BB
The Chargers play at Spoon River at 4 p.m. Thursday in another nine-inning contest.