Keegan Hayes struck out 10 batters -- the biggest a called third strike with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the sixth inning -- to preserve No. 1 Naperville Central's 2-0 win at West Aurora on Thursday.
Hayes (14-0) scattered 4 hits in throwing her fourth shutout. Maddi Doane doubled and scored on a Juliet Tassi single and also walked and came around to score on a wild pitch for Naperville Central (22-0, 8-0 DuPage Valley Conference).
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WW South 5, Naperville North 2:
Jenny Harbakus doubled, Sammy Granger drove in 2 runs and the visiting Tigers (10-10, 7-2 DVC) used a four-run fourth inning to notch their sixth win over the last seven games. Granger squeezed in a run in the fourth, and Hannah Keating singled in another. Granger (9-7) struck out seven for the Tigers, who host DVC leader Naperville Central on Monday.
Glenbard North 11, Glenbard East 0:
Ashley Stiver went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and 5 runs batted in and Cece Dopart (4-0) struck out seven over six four-hit innings for the No. 4 Panthers (14-3, 7-2 DVC). Alex Caliva went 2-for-4 with 3 runs scored, Heather Sperlazzo doubled and drove in a run, Sydney Benz was 2-for-4 with a double and scored twice and Brittany Clark doubled and drove in a pair of runs.
Glenbard South 9, Riverside-Brookfield 3:
Jane Trzaska singled in a run in the first inning, doubled in another in a three-run Raiders sixth, and Stephanie Chitkowski (7-1) racked up 10 strikeouts for visiting No. 8 Glenbard South (15-3, 8-0 Metro Suburban Conference). Ashton Cattenhead hit her first homer of the year and singled, scoring twice.
Montini 8, Rosary 2:
Shaylee Lewis and Amy Bukovsky both doubled and drove in 2 runs, and Alyssa Sclafani went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI for the Broncos (19-3, 12-0 Suburban Christian Conference Blue), who rolled to their 13th straight win.
St. Francis 5, IC Catholic Prep 0:
Alyssa Fernandez and Ali Dittrich both homered to back Maggie Remus' four-hit shutout for the Spartans (15-3). Lindsey Montoya was 2-for-3 for IC (9-8, 4-6).