Bartlett 12, Metea Valley 5: Bartlett maintained a 1-game lead in the Upstate Eight Valley race with this win. The Hawks, who host South Elgin today and Waubonsie Valley on Saturday, now have a 1-game lead over Waubonsie, which beat Lake Park on Wednesday. Lake Park and Neuqua Valley are 2 games back and South Elgin is still in the hunt 3 games off the pace. Alex Morales led Bartlett (20-6, 11-2) going 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and 5 RBI. Katie Fornoff (2B), Kayla Haberstich (2-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI) and Holly Pagan (3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI) also contributed to the offense. Pagan (11-3 was the winning pitcher, allowing 4 hits.
St. Charles East 3, Elgin 1: Elgin managed just 3 hits in this Upstate Eight River loss. Jennah Perryman took the loss for the Maroons (11-11, 5-9), allowing 6 hits with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Jacobs 10, Grayslake Central 9: Emily Borg hit a pinch-hit 2-run home run in the sixth inning to give Jacobs this Fox Valley Conference crossover win. Kelsey Peters was the winning pitcher for the Golden Eagles (12-10) and Jacquelyn Hengler added a double.
Hampshire 7, Woodstock 2: Jennifer Hurst had 3 RBI and was the winning pitcher with 9 strikeouts, no walks and 6 hits allowed as Hampshire (8-16, 3-6) won in the FVC Fox.
Burlington Central 19, North Boone 0: The Rockets wrapped up the outright Big Northern East title with their 17th straight win. Emily Kisch threw a 5-inning no-hitter with 14 strikeouts and 1 walk. Bekah Harnish (3-for-3, HR, 5 RBI), Kisch (2-for-3, 3B, 2 RBI) and Kayla Ross (2-for-3, RBI) led the offense for BC (20-1, 11-0), which has won its last three games 67-0.
South Elgin 10, East Aurora 0: Cassidy Westlund was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and 4 RBI and Shannon Schooler went 3-for-4 with 2 stolen bases and an RBI to lead the Storm in the UEC Valley. Mallory Mecklenburg (2-for-3), Brittany Koss (2B, 3 RBI), Sam Helton (2-for-2, RBI) and Taylor Rees (2B, RBI) also contributed. Katie Koss got the pitching win for South Elgin (14-10, 9-5), allowing 2 hits with 2 strikeouts and no walks.
Cary-Grove 8, Dundee-Crown 1: Sarah Leudo was 2-for-2 with a double, triple and an RBI and Erin Olson drove in 2 runs as the Trojans maintained a share of first place in the FVC Valley. Grace Pilz and Sarah Kendeigh each drove in runs and Lauren Stanley (6-3) allowed 7 hits in picking up the win in the circle for C-G (17-3, 8-2). Amanda Eissler (3-for-3, HR, 2B) led the Chargers (3-13, 0-8). Casey Weeks added a double for D-C and Lauren Girard was the losing pitcher.
Huntley 8, CL South 6: Randi Peterson was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI, Tamara Funke went 2-for-3 and Shannon Walsh had a home run as Huntley (17-8, 5-6) won in the FVC Valley. Ashley Laxner (4-0) was the winning pitcher, allowing just 1 hit in 1 innings. Losing pitcher Taylor Kassel and Sam McLean drove in runs for the Gators (11-8, 3-7) and Kimmy Woods was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Geneva 17, Larkin 1: Alex Bednarski's home run was Larkin's only hit in this UEC River loss. Sarah Hansen was the losing pitcher for the Royals (3-20, 2-11).
Montini 16, St. Edward 2: Seniors Kali Kossakowski, Ashley Gradisher (RBI) and Kristi Kroll had 3 of St. Edward's 4 hits in this Suburban Christian loss on the Green Wave's senior day at Judson University. Angela Zenteno took the loss for St. Edward (9-12, 4-7).
Fenton 18, Westminster Christian 6: Losing pitcher Rachel Fugiel was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI for the Warriors (10-7) in this nonconference loss.