Freshman Jessica Rago threw a 4-hit shutout for the Elgin softball team Saturday as the Maroons rolled to a 14-0 Upstate Eight Conference River Division win over Streamwood.
Rago struck out 8 and walked 5 in the five-inning win and hit a 3-run home run.
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Jennah Perryman had a home run and 4 RBI for the Maroons (11-9, 5-7), while Kelly Bremer had a double and an RBI and Melanie Berg went 2-for-3. Sabrina Stockman also had 2 hits and an RBI, while Anna Eckholm, Caroline Sobeski and Fantasia Griffin added RBI. Desiree Carrizales took the loss for the Sabres (5-14, 2-9).
Larkin splits: Larkin fell 7-6 in Game 1 of a nonconference doubleheader at Rockford East and then came back and won the second game 15-5. In the win, which snapped an 11-game losing streak, Lexi Price was 3-for-4 with 5 RBI for the Royals, while Sam Wahl (2-for-3, 2B, RBI), Alex Buhrow (2-for-4, 3 RBI), Jaclyn Saurbaugh (2-for-4) and Beka Harrington (2B, 3 RBI) all contributed. Saurbaugh was the winning pitcher. In the Game 1 loss, Buhrow (2-for-4, 3B, RBI) and Price (2-for-4, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI) led the Royals (2-19). Sarah Hansen was the losing pitcher.
Burlington Central 21, Rockford Lutheran 0: The Rockets scored 11 runs in the first inning and cruised to this easy Big Northern crossover win. Courtni Neubauer was 5-for-5 at the plate with a double, triple, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored to lead Central. She was also the winning pitcher, combining with starter Emily Kisch (1 inning) for a perfect game. Neubauer struck out 4 in her 4 innings. Bekah Harnish (3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI), Rebecca Roscher (2B, 3B), Kisch (2-for-2, HR), Kayla Ross (2 hits) and Kelly Wiater (2 hits) each contributed for the Rockets (18-1), who won their 15th straight game.