Behan's bomb lifts Carmel
Stevenson's softball field had yielded just two over-the-fence home runs before this season.
On Tuesday, Carmel Catholic's Jenny Behan become the third player to pull off the feat this season.
"That's 3 in like in 2½ weeks," said Stevenson coach Larry Friedrichs, whose own Abby O'Connor on Saturday became the first player ever to hit two over-the-fence homers (both this year) at the Patriots' field.
Behan's shot, which cleared the 255-feet sign in center field, helped lift Carmel to a 14-10 win in a nonconference slugfest that featured 26 hits.
"It was a line-drive shot," Friedrichs said.
Behan, a sophomore who's already committed to play Division I softball for James Madison, also tripled, driving in 2 runs on the day. Kathleen Felicelli (2-for-4) and Sarah Koesser (3-for-5, 2 doubles, 2 runs, 4 RBI) also had big days at the plate for Carmel (14-5).
Taylor Koenigs homered for Stevenson (11-8). Koenigs (3 RBI, 3 runs), Dana Morgan (2 runs, RBI) and Trisha Porzycki (RBI, run) each went 3-for-4 for the Patriots. Lexi Yonkovic and Jordan Cortesi (RBI, run) had 2 hits apiece.
Nicole Bitter earned the win over Sam Feder, who allowed 10 runs (3 earned). Carmel wiped out a 3-0 deficit by scoring 9 runs in the third inning.
Warren 5, Mundelein 0: Jana Wagner pitched a 4-hit shutout in the North Suburban Lake Division showdown, as the host Blue Devils snapped the Mustangs' eight-game winning streak.
Jazmin Bonke went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI for Warren (14-4, 5-1), which scored all of its runs in the second inning. Wagner struck out seven and walked four.
Mundelein fell to 16-4, 4-2.
Wauconda 15, Round Lake 3: Alex Kinnamon belted a pair of home runs and finished 3-for-3 with 5 RBI to lead the host Bulldogs in the North Suburban Prairie game.
Brooke Sefcik and Lexie Redmann each had 2 hits for Wauconda (14-6, 6-1). Maggie LePage had a double for the Bulldogs.
Vernon Hills 13, North Chicago 1: Kristina Kliver struck out 11 in a five-inning no-hitter, and she, Jenn Claussen and Steffany Froman (double) each went 3-for-4 for the visiting Cougars in the North Suburban Prairie contest.
Vernon Hills (2-9, 2-3) also got a pair of hits from Izzy Cirone. Claussen and Froman each had 3 RBI, while Kliver knocked in 2 runs.
Antioch 14, Lakes 4: Jessica Pedersen led a 21-hit attack, going 4-for-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI in the North Suburban Prairie contest.
Antioch (13-7) got 3 hits apiece from Kaytee Keefe (double, 3 RBI), Kaylene Ressler (2 RBI), winning pitcher Katie Phillips (double, 2 RBI) and Hannah Skoog. Taylor Schiltz and Jessica Tyrell each had 2 hits.
Lakes received 2 hits apiece from Cassidy Schaar, Montana Mang (double) and Kaela Bryant (double).
Grayslake Central 15, Woodstock 2: The Rams got a triple from Juliana Frusolone and doubles from Theresa Curtis and Caitlin Flary in the Fox Valley Fox game.
Brittany Brown did not allow an earned run in her seven innings in the circle. She allowed just 2 hits and struck out five. Grayslake Central scored 7 runs in both the fifth and seventh innings.
Grayslake North 14, Johnsburg 10: Kayla Switalla and Nikki Livengood hit home runs and finished with 3 hits each for the Knights in the Fox Valley Fox contest.
Grayslake North's Jordyn Bowen, Sarah Littleton, Kaitlyn Olsen (3 RBI) and Mariah Gentile each contributed 2 hits. Livengood knocked in 3 runs.
Libertyville 2, Lake Zurich 1: The Wildcats scored in the top of the fourth to snap a 1-1 tie and hung for the victory in the North Suburban Lake game.
Margaret Haws had a double for Libertyville, while Haley Alban threw a complete game in the circle (0 earned runs, 4 strikeouts). Haws and TJ Freberg drove in the Wildcats' runs.
Mallory Parsons was 2-for-3 for Lake Zurich (9-8, 3-4).
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