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Fremd's Weaver reaches 300-win milestone

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  • Rolling Meadows right fielder Maddie Morgan makes a running catch during Wednesday's game against Huntley.

       Rolling Meadows right fielder Maddie Morgan makes a running catch during Wednesday's game against Huntley.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Huntley shortstop Miranda Peterson throws out a Rolling Meadows baserunner at first base during Wednesday's game.

       Huntley shortstop Miranda Peterson throws out a Rolling Meadows baserunner at first base during Wednesday's game.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Rolling Meadow's Chloe Prodanovic slides safely into second base on a hit to right field as Huntley shortstop Miranda Peterson takes the throw during Wednesday's game.

       Rolling Meadow's Chloe Prodanovic slides safely into second base on a hit to right field as Huntley shortstop Miranda Peterson takes the throw during Wednesday's game.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Huntley pitcher Haley Spannraft delivers during Wednesday's game against Rolling Meadows.

       Huntley pitcher Haley Spannraft delivers during Wednesday's game against Rolling Meadows.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Rolling Meadows pitcher Sara Brunlieb delivers during Wednesday's game against Huntley.

       Rolling Meadows pitcher Sara Brunlieb delivers during Wednesday's game against Huntley.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
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Fremd softball coach Jim Weaver started the season needing 2 wins for 300 in his 12-year head coaching career.

He didn't wait long to reach the milestone.

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After starting the season with a 6-1 win over Carmel on Tuesday, the Vikes came right back on Wednesday to record No. 300 with a come-from-behind 6-5 win at Glenbrook North.

Making her first varsity appearance, junior Joanna Josten got the win, giving up 5 hits and with only 1 walk in six innings as the Vikings rallied from a 5-3 deficit with 1 run the fifth and two in the sixth.

Senior Ashlynne Schwantz (1-0), who got the win over Carmel on Tuesday, retired the side in order in the seventh, getting a pair of strikeouts.

Josten's sister, Julie (2-for-4), a sophomore, and junior Tracy Welninski each homered for the Vikings (2-0).

Welninski was robbed of a second homer when the Spartans center fielder caught the ball while crashing into the snow fence.

"Joanna pitched really well for her first start," said Weaver, whose career record stands at 300-95-2. "She only gave up 2 earned runs."

Glenbrook North's Alena Marovitz belted a 2-run homer to left and a 3-run homer to left center to account for all of the home team's runs.

Conant 7, Maine South 0: Junior Rachel O'Malley (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI) belted 2 home runs while senior Miranda Cavin (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI) had one, along with a double, to help lead the Cougars' offense in their season opener.

The two-time defending Mid-Suburban League champs also received a 3-for-4 performance from senior Sarah Thompson.

Freshman Kali Schumacher made an impressive debut by tossing a 5-hitter with 7 strikeouts. She also had a double.

Buffalo Grove 8, Grant 2: Buffalo Grove improved to 3-0 as sophomore Julia Camardo (2-0) fired a 2-hitter with 9 strikeouts.

Erin Barton belted two line drove homers (solo and 3-run blast) over the center field fence and finished 2-for-4 with 4 RBI. Caitlyn Catino was 2-for-4 for the host Bison who also received a double from Megan Fu.

Prairie Ridge 1, Prospect 0: Prairie Ridge's Kirsten Stevens threw a 1-hitter with 9 strikeouts for the hosts who scored their only run in the second inning.

Prospect's Michelle Korf (5 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts) kept the Knights (0-4) in the game.

Courtney Ericson singled softly to right with an 0-2 count and two outs in the bottom of the second to drive in the only run.

Michele Molini had Prospect's only hit as the second batter in the first inning.

"This was a fantastic game for us," said Prospect coach Jim Adair. "Kirsten Stevens is a fantastic pitcher and I have a lot of respect for Prairie Ridge's team. She spots the ball extremely well and it was a great experience for my young players to bat against such a veteran pitcher."

Adair was impressed with senior Cassie Poulos' words to his team after the tough loss.

"It's rewarding for me when I see leadership in action and that's why I coach." said Adair, who was also hoping for the best for junior varsity player Julia Rizzi, who slid into second base during the junior varsity game and suffered a broken femur.

Leyden 10, Hinsdale Central 4: Kelly Bjorvik (2-for-2, 5 runs), Denise Moran (2-for-5, 2 RBI), Michelle Sansone (3-for-4, 3 RBI), Jen Hall (1-for-4, double, 3 RBI) and Sammi Caputo (1-for-3, double, 2 runs) led the offense for Leyden (1-2).

Caputo threw a complete game with 2 earned runs, 5 strikeouts and 1 walk.

Huntley 2, Rolling Meadows 0: Huntley (3-0) scored 2 unearned runs in the first inning to edge the host Mustangs (2-2), who outhit the visitors 7-3.

Sam Anderson (2-for-4) and Chloe Prodanovic (2-for-3) led Meadows' offense.

Mustangs senior ace Sara Brunlieb (2-2) struck out four.

Willowbrook 2, Wheeling 0: Willowboook scored once in the sixth and seventh innings to edge host Wheeling (0-2). Wildcats ace Katie Quagliano (0-2) struck out seven while teammate Jackie Resnick went 2-for-3 with a double.

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