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Article posted: 5/10/2013 12:01 AM

Bowen gets it goin' for Grayslake North


Known for her defense and speed, Grayslake North senior shortstop Jordyn Bowen showed off her power Thursday.

The Northern Illinois recruit belted 2 solo home runs from the leadoff spot in the batting order to lead the Knights to a 6-1 win over host Grayslake Central in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division action.

Sarah Littleton and Nikki Livengood also homered for Grayslake North. Littleton earned the complete-game win, striking out four, walking two and allowing 5 hits. Besides Bowen, Kayla Switalla and Kelsey Borders also had 2 hits apiece for the Knights.

Anna Strickland and Brittany Brown each stroked a pair of hits for Grayslake Central. The Rams' Juliana Frusolone had a double.

Stevenson 11, Lakes 7: The Patriots scored 8 runs in the top of the first inning en route to the North Suburban Conference crossover win.

Lexi Yonkovic (double, 2 walks, 2 runs), Morgan Manka (RBI, run, walk) and Jordan Cortesi (2 RBI, walk, run) each went 2-for-4 for Stevenson.

Winning pitcher Sam Feder struck out six and walked four.

Mundelein 23, North Chicago 2: Lauren Fairweather jacked her ninth home run of the season, doubled and drove in 5 runs in the North Suburban crossover.

Erin Kennelly was 4-for-4 with a double and 4 RBI for Mundelein (21-7), while Chloe Peterson (double, 3 RBI) and winning pitcher Maria DeVito (2 RBI) added 2 hits apiece.

Antioch 12, Lake Forest 2: Kaylene Ressler went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, and Taylor Schiltz doubled twice for the Sequoits in the North Suburban crossover.

Antioch also got 2 hits apiece from Jessica Pedersen, Katie Phillips, Mackenzie Thomas and Hannah Skoog.

Libertyville 16, Vernon Hills 3: Taylor Zoellick homered, and Madi Dembinski doubled and drove in 3 runs for the Wildcats in the North Suburban crossover.

Libertyville received 2 hits apiece from Zoellick, Tayler Oberman, Margaret Haws and Jamie Stevens.

Winning pitcher Michaela Mooney did not allow an earned run in her five-inning complete game. She struck out six.

Steffany Froman had a single and an RBI for Vernon Hills (5-11).

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