Call it a come-from-Behan victory.
With Carmel trailing Benet 10-9, sophomore Jenny Behan hit a go-ahead 3-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to key the Corsairs' 12-10 victory in East Suburban Catholic Conference softball Monday in Mundelein.
Junior Kathleen Felicelli went 3-for-4 on the day and hit a home run and a double for the Corsairs. Dani Delozier went 3-for-4 with a double for Carmel while teammates Amanda Elert and Sam Melillo added 2 hits apiece. One of Elert's hits was a home run.
Libertyville 5, Stevenson 4: Freshman Jamie Stevens stepped up big and got the winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. That scored the tying and winning runs. Stevens finished with 2 hits, including a double. Haley Alban and Andi Katz added 2 hits apiece for the Wildcats while winning pitcher Michelina Caffero allowed no walks over three innings.
Grant 8, Antioch 0: Grant rolled up 11 hits in moving to 13-6 overall and 7-1 in the North Suburban Prairie Division. Brianna Dreschler and Kaitlyn Wold (3-for-5) both had home runs for the Bulldogs and Jamie Reiser added a double. Pitcher Caitlyn Moran rolled up 7 strikeouts to just 1 walk in the win.
Lake Zurich 6, Zion-Benton 5: Rachel Dawson came up with the game-winning hit for Lake Zurich in the bottom of the seventh inning. She went 3-for-4 on the day with 2 RBI and a double. Katie Brown, Maria Schroeder, Kaylee Grant and McKenna Larson all had 2 hits apiece for the Bears, who move to 13-8 overall and 6-4 in the North Suburban Lake Division. Schroeder and Grant each had triples, Mallory Parsons had a double and Larson drove in 2 runs. Meanwhile, winning pitcher Katie Malek moved to 3-0 on the season.
Crystal Lake Central 8, Grayslake Central 4: Kate Strickland went 3-for-4 on the day in the loss. Teammates Brittany Brown and Veronica Kleber added 2 hits apiece.
Vernon Hills 6, Wauconda 5: Pitcher Jennifer Claussen rolled up 11 strikeouts over seven innings in the win. Offensively, Vernon Hills got 3 hits, including a triple out of Jordyn Comitor. Kristina Kliver added 2 hits and 2 RBI and Sami Saliba had 2 hits including a triple for the Cougars, who improve to 4-9 on the season.