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Big rally lifts Schaumburg

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Trailing 8-2 after five innings, Schaumburg's softball team scored 9 runs in the top of the sixth to pull out an 11-8 victory over visiting Conant in the Mid-Suburban League game.

Senior Hannah Kerr (6-2) earned the win for the Saxons, who improved to 16-8 and 8-7.

Freshman Christina Candotti belted a home run and double while going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI for the winners.

Other top hitters for Schaumburg were Carly Brossard (2-for-3, RBI), Lindsay Leiber (2-for-3) and Kelly Poplar (2-run triple). Teammates Dana Giannelli, Paige Alt, Kerr and Julia Bellinger each added a hit.

Miranda Cavin (2-for-3) and Dream Aaron (3-for-4, double) led the offense for Conant (12-9, 7-7) while teammate Allison Naujokas had 2 RBI and Sarah Thompson, Hailey Rothstein, Rachel O'Malley, Aaron and Dee Dee Durr had 1 apiece.

"We came back big after the fifth inning," said Saxons coach Ellen Stoddard. "We were struggling on defense and made some mistakes but the girls came back in the sixth with the bats ready to go.

"We hit through the whole lineup without an out. Every player did her part at the plate. They were patient and didn't chase. It was an amazing team rally."

Rolling Meadows 5, Hersey 2: Senior Sara Brunlieb (11-11) became Rolling Meadows' all-time leader in career wins as she struck out five while tossing a 7-hitter.

The Wisconsin-Oshkosh recruit notched her 46th career win, breaking the former mark of 45 set by Hannah Martin.

"Sara has been our workhorse for the last two years," said Mustangs coach Tony Wolanski. "And she has been a good pitcher for four seasons."

Kika Mahoe (2-for-2, double, 2 walks), Lane Winkler (3-for-4) and Sarah Caprio (2-for-4) led the offense for visiting Meadows (15-12, 4-10).

Kelsey Panfil went 2-for-4 for Hersey (5-16, 3-12).

Barrington 16, Hoffman Estates 0 (5 inn): Katie Dehnert (3-for-4, double, RBI), Morgan Olszewski (2-for-3, home run, double, 6 RBI), Tess Bolger (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and Krista Moore (double) led the Fillies (27-1, 15-0) at the Fields of Dreams.

Sophomore Keenan Dolezal (20-1) and senior Cassidy Kraimer (7-0) combined for the 2-hit shutout while Sam Acosta (2-for-3) had the hits for Hoffman (3-19, 3-11), which was the home team on the scoreboard.

Elk Grove 9, Wheeling 6: Elisa Payne (4-for-4, 3 runs, RBI), Becca Maher (2-for-4), Shannon Taucher (2-for-4, home run, double), Megan Eul (2-for-4), Marjorie Sloan (3-for-3, double) and Rylee Romano (3-for-4, double) led the offense for host Elk Grove (20-10, 8-7).

Junior Megan Eul (10-4) picked up the win for the Grens.

Wheeling sophomore catcher Nikki Mikosz went 4-for-4 with a home run and double while teammate Anne Janulis was 2-for-4. Lauren Hart and pitcher Katie Quagliano had doubles for Wheeling (7-15, 1-14).

Postponed: Buffalo Grove (12-8, 8-5) and host Prospect (7-17, 5-9) were postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in Mt. Prospect.

Christian Liberty sweeps: The host Chargers (8-11, 5-5) won the Northeastern Athletic Conference twin bill over Christian Life 10-1 in five innings and 12-10 in 4 innings. Junior Megan Sullivan threw a 3-hitter with no earned runs.

Multiple hitters for the Chargers on Senior's Day were senior Beth Cunningham (3-for-3, triple, 2 Doubles, 4 RBIs, 2 runs), senior Samantha Carr (2-for-3, Double, 1 run), senior Darby Calkins (3 Walks, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs), sophomore Jenn West (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and sophomore Jess Moriarty (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 run).

Game 2 was called in the fourth inning because of darkness.

Sullivan earned the win and did not give up a hit in the final 2 innings.

Top hitters for CLA were Sullivan (3-for-3, 3 RBI, 3 runs), Calkins (3-for-3, 4 runs), sophomore Hannah Miller (2-for-3, double, 2 RBI) and sophomore Jenna Pavlik (2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run).

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