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Warren's a hit in victory over Mundelein

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By Bill Pemstein
Daily Herald Correspondent

Even the foul balls were scalded on Saturday morning.

Both Warren and Mundelein each had a 6-hit inning. In all, 30 hits were pounded around Mundelein's softball field.

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Warren's Megan Sowa and Kelly Majewski enjoyed 4-hit days, as Warren completed a two-game sweep of 18-game winner Mundelein with an impressive 13-5 North Suburban Lake Division victory.

Warren improved to 15-4.

Also enjoying bashing the softball was Warren third baseman Megan Scott. She cracked an RBI double in the opening frame and then took one onto the tennis courts in right-center for her first home run of the season in the fourth inning.

"It felt good when I hit it," Scott said. "I knew it was a very powerful hit. It's a great feeling. It's phenomenal."

Warren did not have a hit in the second inning but used the other innings to produce 6 doubles, a triple and the Scott homer.

"Warren is a great team," Mundelein coach Brett Wilhelm said. "One through nine, they hit the ball harder than anyone we've played."

Sowa led off the game with a screaming triple to the fence. She would add 2 doubles to her special day.

"Honestly, she's one of the best hitters I've seen," Scott said. "She's my role model."

Mundelein (18-6) hasn't won 18 times to sit back and watch the Warren hitters dominate the action. By the home half of the third inning, the Mustangs had taken a 5-4 lead. A big help along the way came from the likes of left fielder Hannah Bulgart and designated player Lauren Fairweather.

Bulgart singled and scored in both the second and third innings. Fairweather singled and laced a two-run double in the four-run third inning. Third baseman Andrea Funteas also drove in pair of runs in the third.

"Our (Nos.) 5, 6 and 7 hitters have really been the most consistent hitters in our lineup," Wilhelm said. "I haven't had any issue with those three."

Trailing by a run, Warren again answered back. Sowa's double opened the frame that saw Scott's homer. Warren broke the game open in the fifth. The Blue Devils batted around for the second time in the contest.

Sowa and catcher Jodie Hurd laced doubles in the big inning.

"We were hitting today," Warren coach Tina Meyer said. "And Mundelein came right back at us. But we kept hitting as a team."

In an effort to slow down the offense on this day, Meyer brought on hard-throwing Jana Wagner in relief. The right-hander did not allow a run in the final four innings and struck out five.

In the meantime, the Blue Devils kept on attacking. In the sixth, Sowa and Majewski both reached the four-hit mark.

"Kelly is the sweetest kid," Scott said. "But at the plate, she's a monster."

Wilhelm reached to his bullpen in the seventh and gave Molly Ellett a chance to work. She had been sidelined with an injury. She surrendered a Majewski two-bagger but held the Devils scoreless.

"Molly threw the ball well," Wilhelm said. "It's good to have her back. And she can give Erin (Kennelly) some days off."

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