Elaine Heflin struck out 15 in a one-hitter, and No. 11 Downers Grove North scored a run in the sixth and another with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Trinity 3-2 on Tuesday.
Heflin (5-1) walked 3 and hit a batter. In the sixth Carolyn Nojiri singled and scored the tying run on an error. Then in the seventh Ali Woitovich reached on an error and with two outs Annie Lusher singled her in.
Kelsey Gockman earlier hit a solo homer for Downers Grove North (6-3).
Waubonsie Valley 2, Elgin 0:
Shannon Hohman (6-2) struck out 15, allowing just 1 hit, and the No. 13 Warriors (8-2, 3-1 Upstate Eight Conference) tallied all the game's offense with 2 runs in the first inning off Elgin ace Jennah Perryman. Hohman doubled in Amanda Minahan for the second run. Perryman struck out 10 for Elgin.
Benet 11, WW South 4:
Stephanie Abello hit her sixth homer of the year and drove in 3 runs, and Maeve McGuire homered and doubled for the No. 3 Redwings (6-1), who scored 8 runs in the final three innings to rally in Wheaton. Sammy Granger homered for WW South (2-5).
Naperville Central 4, Lockport 1:
Maddi Doane went 3-for-4, scored 2 runs and came a homer shy of the cycle for the second straight day, keying the No. 5 Redhawks (8-0) in Lockport. Juliet Tassi and Lisa Tassi both went 2-for-4 with an RBI and winning pitcher Keegan Hayes (5-0) struck out seven, working out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth.
Glenbard South 4, Riverside-Brookfield 2:
Stephanie Chitkowski struck out 12 in her season debut and also drove in 2 runs, and the No. 7 Raiders (6-1, 1-0) made the most of 3 hits to win their Metro Suburban Conference opener. Danielle Scarpiniti doubled and drove in 2 runs for Glenbard South.
Neuqua Valley 4, Geneva 2:
Mac Spittal (3-0) allowed just a hit and a walk, striking out three, Kelsey Dominguez tripled and Colleen Hill doubled for No. 15 Neuqua (5-2, 3-1 Upstate Eight Conference).
Lisle 14, Plano 2:
Kelly Urban hit a grand slam and also doubled, and winning pitcher Summer Stitt (3-1) went 3-for-5 with a double, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI for the visiting Lions (4-1, 2-1 Interstate Eight Conference).
Lake Park 11, Streamwood 1:
Shannon Fritsche went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, 4 runs scored and 3 RBI for the No. 12 Lancers (11-1, 4-0 Upstate Eight Conference) in Roselle. Maria Zepeda went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and Lisa Baumgart (3-1) fanned three.
Montini 11, Joliet Catholic 1:
Shaylee Lewis homered and Belle Alexander added a triple for the visiting Broncos (8-3).