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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/17/10
College Baseball

Carl Sandburg College earned its first win of the season by splitting a doubleheader at home against Springfield College.

CSC lost the first game 9-3 then rebounded to win game two 4-3.

Rogue Schott started game one and went 5 1/3 innings, allowing six earned runs and eight hits. The Chargers had four hits in the first game, received seven walks and were hit by two pitches.

"Game one was a little tough to swallow because we left 15 runners on base, 13 of which came in the first 4 innings," said CSC coach T.J. Lindburg. "We were having quality at-bats and taking what they were giving us, but when it came time for a clutch hit we just could not come through."

While disappointed that his team couldn't move enough runners across home plate, Lindburg was impressed with Schott;s effort on the mound.

"Rogue really gave us a solid effort, " Lindburg said. "It was a 4-3 ballgame heading into the sixth (and) the score does not show how close the game was. Just a few hits with guys on base and we probably win the game."

Ethan Morris went the distance in game two, allowing three earned runs on four hits.

"It was great to get our first win of the year in game two, " Lindburg said. "The story of the game for us was basically Ethan Morris on the mound. Ethan was very economical with his pitches allowing him to still have something left in the tank to finish the game off."

Lindburg said Morris had not intention of being replaced. "I went out to the mound two different times in the last two innings, and he basically told me that he was going to finish the game. It is great to see Ethan come out and throw a gem in his first home start as a sophomore."

Lindburg said his team had some timely hitting and quite a few quality at-bats throughout the second game. He was also pleased with the glove-work. " We also played really good defense throughout the day," Lindburg said.


Leading Hitters:

Game 1: Milligan - 1-2 2R, 2BB
Evans - 1-3 2B, 2 RBI
Leary - 1-2, BB, HP
Riojas - 3BB, RBI
Yoho - 1-3 R

Game 2: Evans - 1-3 2B, 2RBI
Leary - 1-3 R, RBI
Weaver- 2-3, RBI

Local High School News

A Galesburg High School boys soccer player will continue playing the sport at the collegiate level.

Jacob Krisher, a GHS senior who's had a very successful career for the Silver Streaks, signed a letter of intent this week to attend Greenville College, where he'll also play men's soccer.

Krisher will join former Galesburg High School player J.J. Akpore, who will be a senior on the Greenville College squad.

Krisher helped lead the Silver Streaks to their first-ever regional title in boys soccer last season and a 12-6-5 record for coach Tim Redington.


Jacob Krisher signs his letter of intent to play soccer at Greenville College. He's joined by his parents and Galesburg High School boys assistant soccer coach Phil Redington.

(Photo Courtesy of Galesburg High School Athletic Director Ralph Henning)
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