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Article updated: 5/2/2013 10:46 PM

Palatine stays in MSL West hunt

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By Daily Herald report

Palatine's softball team stayed within distance of the Mid-Suburban West lead with an 8-0 victory over visiting Hoffman Estates on Thursday.

The game was called when the lightning detector sounded in the bottom of the fifth inning.

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The Pirates (12-7, 6-2) had just scored 3 runs with out an out on a RBI double by Lauren Logan, RBI single by Grace Rohrwasser and RBI triple by Tori Walzak for the 8-0 lead.

Walzak was on third and Megan Hedstrom in the batter's box with a 3-2 count when the game was called.

Hedstrom had been on the pitcher's for the previous five innings and finished with a 1-hitter, 6 strikeouts and 1 walk while raising her record to 11-5.

Logan finished 3-for-3 with a walk and 2 runs while teammate Jamie Haze was 2-for-3 with a 3-run double in the first inning.

Senior second baseman Nicole Beck had the only hit for the Hawks (3-14, 3-6) in the fourth inning.

Prospect 3, Rolling Meadows 2: Visiting Prospect (4-14, 2-7) scored the winning run in the top of the seventh to give sophomore Casey Lenski the win in relief.

Knights junior Michelle Korf went the first four innings before Lenski struck out three in the final three innings.

Michele Molini was involved in all 3 Prospect runs.

The senior third baseman belted a 2-run homer with two outs in the third inning.

In the top of the seventh, she reached on an error that allowed Cassie Poulos to cross the plate from third base with two outs.

Meghan Doyle went 2-for-3 for the Knights while Grace Skorin and Lane Winkler each were 3-for-4 for the Mustangs (11-11, 2-8).

Suspended: Visiting Barrington (22-1, 10-0) held a 2-1 lead over Schaumburg (15-3, 7-2) with one out in the bottom of the fifth when the game was called due to the lightning detector.

Schaumburg sophomore Roxanne Kakareka was in the batter's with a 1-2 count and one out in the bottom of the fifth. The game will continue from that point at a later date.

St. Viator 11, Regina 7: St. Viator (6-16) broke a 7-7 a tie by scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in Arlington Heights.

"The game was much closer than the score indicated," said St. Viator coach John Scotillo, whose team won its third straight game. "We were fortunate their 3 home runs were all solo blasts."

Sophomore Krystal Harris earned the win in relief. She also had 3 hits and 3 RBI.

The Lions broke on top in the sixth with singles by Gina Mastrodomenico and Sam Hogan (3 hits including a double), a double by Michelle Presslak and a triple by Lauren Prazuch.

Kristen Hackel singled home the final run.

Mastrodomenico, Presslak (2 doubles), Prazuch, Taylor Noll and Martha Hayes all added 2 hits for the Lions while Tess Kaiser had a triple.

Christian Liberty drops 2: Visiting Westminster Christian swept the Chargers 7-5 and 6-1.

Darby Calkins and Hannah Miller doubled for CLA in the opener while teammate Beth Cunningham had a triple in Game 2.

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