Cary-Grove 1, Grant 0: Sarah Leudo (2-for-4) drove in Amy Clemment, who had reached on an error, with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for the Trojans in this nonconference win. Lindsay Efflandt struck out 14, walked one and allowed just 2 hits in picking up the win for Cary-Grove (4-0).
Burlington Central sweeps: The Rockets pounded out a 15-10 win over Libertyville in Game 1 then took a 5-3 decision in Game 2 to sweep the nonconference doubleheader. In Game 1, Brooke Gaylord was 3-for-5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI for the Rockets, and Bekah Harnish was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. In Game 2, Gaylord (3-for-4, 3B, HR), Harnish (2-for-4, 2B, RBI) and Tori Harvey (3-for-4, 2 RBI) led the BC offense. Gaylord picked up the win in both games, pitching 13 innings on the day for the Rockets (8-1) after freshman Emily Kisch came up with a sore back after the first inning of Game 1.
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Jacobs splits: Jacobs rolled over Leyden 15-3 when lost to Glenbrook North 7-6 in the Leyden Invite at The Dome at The Ballpark in Rosemont. Alyssa Lach (3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI), Taylor Rello (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI) and Courtney Cotugno (2-for-2, 3B) led the Golden Eagles in Game 1 and Kesley Peters allowed 6 hits in earning the win. In the loss to Glenbrook North, the Eagles were ahead 5-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Glenbrook scored 5 runs to take a 6-5 lead and the game was called due to a time limit. Sarah Murray had a double and 2 RBI for Jacobs (3-3) and Peters took the loss in relief of Lach.
Larkin falls twice: Jaclyn Saurbaugh had a home run in Game 1 for Larkin and Lexi Price went 2-for-3 with a home run and 2 RBI in the second game but the Royals lost to Lakes 14-1 and 13-3 in nonconference play. Saurbaugh took the loss in Game as the Royals committed 5 errors. In Game 2, Sam Wahl was 2-for-3 for Larkin and Sarah Hansen took the loss.
South Elgin falls twice: A day after beating St. Charles North, the Storm ran into a tough Naperville North squad and lost a nonconference doubleheader 5-3 and 3-2. Alyssa Buddle was 2-for-4 with 3 RBI for South Elgin in Game 1, while Mallory Mecklenburg and Victoria Watt each had 2 hits. Paige Allen took the loss. In Game 2, Buddle had 2 RBI, Sam Helton was 2-for-3 and Allen went 2-for-3 with a double. Katie Koss took the loss for the Storm (7-4).
Westminster sweeps: Westminster Christian won its first two games of the season, sweeping Lake Forest Academy 13-12 and 9-5. In Game 1, Becca Fugiel hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to win the game for the Warriors. She was 2-for-3 with 4 RBI while Rachel Fugiel was 2-for-2 with a double and 3 RBI. Ally Heischler had a double and 2 RBI and Rachel Rich was the winning pitcher. In the second game, the Fugiels each hit home runs and Becca Fugiel added a double. Jackie Calabrese also had a grand slam homer for the Warriors (2-2). Rachel Fugiel was the winning pitcher with 6 strikeouts.
Boylan 8, Hampshire 7: Alyssa Snider had a double for the Whip-Purs in this loss at the Rockford East tournament. Haley Widmayer was the losing pitcher.
Hampshire 17, Durand 1: Rebecca Hurst hit a home run and threw a 3-inning no-hitter to lead the Whip-Purs in this win at Rockford East. Ellie Lapi was 2-for-3 with a double and 5 RBI for the Whips, while Calli Bicknese went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Hurst struck out four and walked four.
Hampshire 24, IMSA 5: The Whip-Purs finished 2-1 at Rockford East with this lopsided win. Rebecca Hurst (HR), Alyssa Snider (2B), Calli Bicknese (2B), winning pitcher Haley Widmayer (2B), Ashley Van Acker (2B), Sara Finn (2-for-2) and Brittany Sujet (2-for-2, 2 RBI) led the Hampshire offense. Widmayer allowed 2 hits and struck out seven in the 3-inning win.