Fremd's softball team remained right on the heels of first-place Barrington with a 10-3 victory at Schaumburg.
Senior ace Ashlynne Schwantz (17-3) won her 14th straight game with 1 strikeout and 1 walk as the Vikings improved to 13-1, 1 game behind Barrington (14-0) in the competitive Mid-Suburban West.
The game was tied at 3-3 after four innings when Fremd (18-6) scored 3 times in the fifth and added 4 more in the seventh.
Mandi Matsumoto (2-for-4), Leigh Farina (2-for-4, 4 RBI), Kristine Herdegen (2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs) led the Fremd offense while Schwantz, Michelle Mazur, Julie Josten and Morgan Chencinski also singled for the Vikes.
Saxons pitcher Shannon Felde (5-5) went 3-3 with a double and a 2-run homer. Paige Alt, Dana Giannelli, Roxanne Kakareka and Carly Brossard also had hits for Schaumburg (15-8, 7-7) while Christina Candotti contributed an RBI when she reached on an error in the second inning.
Conant 13, Prospect 2 (6): Conant ended Prospect's three-game winning streak as Alissa Wachal (3-for-4, 2 runs), Miranda Cavin (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Telly Hunter (2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBI), Hailey Rothstein (2-for-4, 3 RBI), Rachel O'Malley (3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Dream Aaron (2-for-4, 2 RBI) led the visitors' offense.
Sophomore Kim Zaucha (6-2)struck out three in the first five innings to earn the win.
Sophomore Casey Lenski went 2-for-3 with a home run for Prospect (7-17, 5-9) while teammates Michele Molini and Cassie Poulos had doubles and Ally Schuldt a triple.
"Conant really hit the ball well in some ugly weather," said Prospect coach Jim Adair. "This is a little step backward for us but we have a lot of things going on right now. We'll get back on track."
Maine West 14, Highland Park 0 (5 inn): Holly Wengerski (4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBI), Hanna Udischas (4-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBI), Gina Larucci (2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBI) and Renee Pond (2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBI) led the offense for host Maine West (14-5, 7-2).
Winning pitcher Ariel Valles did not allow a hit in the first three innings and teammate Tara Nykiel finished the five-inning combined no-hitter.
Hiawatha 5, Christian Liberty 0: Hannah Miller (2-for-3, triple) and Jenna Pavlik (2-for-3) led the offense for the host Chargers (6-11).
CLA coach Dave Krizanovic was proud of his Class 1A Lady Chargers, who held Class 3A Hiawatha (Kirkland) scoreless through 4 innings. The Chargers used the competition as a tune-up next week's IHSA regional.
The Chargers play their final regular-season games today against Christian Life of Rockford. It will be senior day for Beth Cunningham, Darby Calkins, and Samantha Carr.