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With Prospect's softball field hampered by afternoon showers, Friday's Mid-Suburban League game was switched to Elk Grove.

And the Grenadiers flipped on the switch for their offense in a 12-4 victory.

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Elk Grove struck first when they scored 2 runs in the top of the first.

Becca Maher (3-for-4, walk, double, RBI) started the game with a walk and stole second base. Brianna Leach (2-for-5) singled to score Maher. Leach also stole second and scored on Shannon Taucher's RBI single.

In the bottom of the first, Prospect's Maggie Pancini (2-for-3) and Michele Molini (2-for-3) singled. Casey Lenski then blasted a 3-run home run (her second of the season) to left center to give Prospect a 3-2 lead.

Elk Grove tied the game in the top of the second when Abbey Sloan reached on an error and scored on a RBI single by Maher.

Elk Grove pulled away in the fourth with 4 runs on 3 hits and a Knights' error.

The key hit was a two-out double by Maher for a 7-3 lead.

Senior Rylee Romano (5-3) earned the win for Elk Grove (15-8, 5-6), which received a triple from Sarah Pauscher.

Delilah Malczewski, who also saw action on the mound Friday, had a double for Prospect (4-15, 2-8).

"I thought Delilah Malczewski pitched pretty well again and I'm encouraged by her

progress," said Prospect coach Jim Adair. "She kept us in the game but Elk Grove is really good at shutting down a team's offense."

Hersey 14, Wheeling 2 (5 inn.): Alysia Zaucha (2-for-4), Angela Schmiederer (2-for-4, triple, double), Kelsey Panfil (2-for-4), Becca Derka (2-for-4), Annie Cannata (2-for-3) and Jessica Schmiederer (triple) led the offense for Hersey (5-10, 3-6).

Rachel Fang (1-2) earned the win, throwing a 6-hitter with 7 strikeouts.

Jackie Resnick (2-for-3, double), pitcher Katie Quagliano (2-for-2, double) and Nikki Mikosz (double) were offensive leaders for the host Wildcats (6-13, 1-10).

Immaculate Conception 3, St. Viator 2: Sam Hogan (triple) and Michelle Presslak (double) had extra base hits for the Lions (5-18) at The BallPark in Rosemont, the home of the Chicago Bandits. The game was broadcast live on HighSchoolCube.com.

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