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Quagliano pitches Wheeling to MSL victory

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Wheeling's first win of the season in the Mid-Suburban League came on the softball field of the two-time defending league champions.

The Wildcats overcame a 4-1 deficit after four innings to top Conant 7-4 behind junior pitcher Katie Quagliano, who struck out five and walked one.

The Wildcats (6-11, 1-8) got the lead in the top of the sixth when they scored 3 runs.

Quagliano (2-for-4, double) and Anne Janulis (2-for-4) led off with base hits and pinch runner Alexa Fishman came home on Megan Olsen's single.

Kaitlyn DeBusk followed with an RBI groundout and Sara Kern (3-for-4, double) delivered a single down the third base line to score Olsen for the 5-4 lead.

The Wildcats added 2 runs in the seventh when Janulis singled home Lauren Hart (leadoff single) and Nikki Mikosz.

Emily Walker belted a homer for the Wildcats while Alissa Wachal homered for Conant (8-5, 4-3).

Sarah Thompson (2-for-4), Telly Hunter and Kim Zaucha (2-for-3), who pitched 6 innings with 6 strikeouts, each had doubles for Conant.

"The girls played real hard," said Wheeling coach Mike Caringella. "They battle to the end no matter what the score is. They never give up. Even when they are down by a lot of runs, they still play hard. They deserved the win."

Barrington 13, Prospect 0 (5 inn): Tess Bolger (3-for-3, 3 doubles, 4 RBI) and Katie Dehnert (2-for-3, RBI) led the offense for host Barrington (22-1, 10-0) which received a 4-hitter and 5 strikeouts from senior Cassidy Kraimer (7-0).

Loren Krzysko and Erin Ward doubled for the Fillies.

Maggie Pancini, Michele Molini, Casey Lenski and Cassie Poulos had the hits for Prospect (3-14, 1-7).

Schaumburg 14, Elk Grove 5: Senior Dana Giannelli (3-for-5) belted 2 solo homers and Paige Alt (3-for-5, double, 2 RBI) and Roxanne Kakareka (2-for-4, double, 2 RBI) added one apiece as the host Saxons improved to 15-3 and 7-2.

Hannah Kerr (2-for-5) also doubled for the Saxons.

Christina Candotti also 3-for-4 with a double for the Saxons.

Sophomore Shannon Felde (5-2) picked up the win.

"Shannon battled well on the mound today," said Saxons coach Ellen Stoddard. "Today was a great team win."

Elisa Payne was 2-for-4 for Elk Grove (14-8, 4-6) which also received hits from Becca Maher, Brianna Leach and Marjorie Sloan.

Giannelli and Alt hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning to give the Saxons a 5-4 lead.

Palatine 3, Hersey 2: Shannon Surell (2-for-3, 2 runs, triple) belted an inside-the-park homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift host Palatine (11-6, 5-2).

Dom Boisvert (5 strikeouts) pitched 6 innings and MeganHedstrom (9-5) went a third of an inning to earn the win.

Tori Walzak also went 2-for-3 for the Pirates while teammates Lauren Logan, Jules Udoni and Hedstrom each had 1 hit.

Alysia Zaucha, Angela Schmiederer, Jessica Schmiederer, Sammie Carillo and Becca Derka had hits for Hersey (4-11, 2-7) which went with Rachel Fang on the mound.

Fremd 12, Rolling Meadows 0 (5 inn.): Kristine Herdegen (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Julie Josten each belted 2-run homers as the host Vikings improved to 11-6 and 6-1 in the MSL West.

Other multiple hitters for Fremd were Mandi Matsumoto (2-for-3, 2 runs), Leigh Farina (2-for-3, 2 runs), Michelle Mazur (3-for-3, 3 runs, RBI) and Tracy Welninski (2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBI).

Senior Ashlynne Schwantz (10-3) earned the win

Emily Hattory doubled for the Mustangs (11-10, 2-7).

Maine West 12, Maine East 2 (5 inn): Junior Anna Wilieko (1-0) struck out five to earn the win and she also went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI and 1 run for host Maine West (11-5, 4-2) in the CSL North contest.

Brie Montmarquette (3-for-4, 2 runs, double, 2 RBI) belted a 2-run homer for the Warriors while teammate Kayla Pociejewski also went 3-for-4 with 3 runs and a solo home run.

Other multiple hitters for the Warriors were Erin Ross (2-for-3, triple, 2 RBI, 1 run) and Erin Feldkamp (2-for-4, 1 run).

St. Viator 6, Fenwick 4: St. Viator won its second straight come-from-behind game, scoring 6 runs in the top of the seventh inning.

The Lions (5-16) strung together singles by Lauren Prazuch, Kristen Hackel, Taylor Noll, Tess Kaiser, Krystal Harris and Gina Mastrodomenico before Michelle Presslak doubled home the go-ahead runs with two outs.

St. Viator was led on offense by Mastrodomenico, who had 3 hits.

Presslak and Kaiser had 2 apiece while Harris drove in 2 runs including the tying run.

Winning pitcher Sam Hogan threw the final 5 innings, scattering 5 hits.

"Fenwick is a well-coached team and they don't make many mistakes," said St. Viator coach John Scotillo. "The girls hung tough and when we finally got the line moving it proved that hitting really is contagious."

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