No. 15 St. Charles North handed No. 1 Naperville Central its first loss in stunning fashion Saturday, scoring 2 runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for a 5-4 win in the second game of a doubleheader.
Redhawks ace Keegan Hayes, who came on in relief in the sixth, retired the first two batters in the seventh before No. 9 hitter Amanda James reached on a bloop single. Sabrina Rabin walked, and on a Kaitlyn Waslawski hit up the middle an obstruction call was made, awarding the North Stars (18-5) with the tying run.
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Rabin went to third when a pitch got away, then came around to score the winning run on a passed ball.
Maddie Doane and Katie Lamich each had 2 hits for Naperville Central (29-1).
Hayes hit a 2-run homer in Naperville Central's 10-4 Game 1 win, part of a 15-hit Redhawks attack off North Stars ace Rabin. Doane doubled twice, the Redhawks pulling away after leading 5-3 in the fifth. Hayes (20-1) had a 38-inning scoreless streak snapped but struck out 10 batters.
Montini 14, Joliet Catholic 3:
The Broncos (23-6) set a program record for most wins in a season and repeated as champions of the Niles West Tournament. Cristina Barrett was 3-for-5, drove in 2 runs and scored a run, Shaylee Lewis was 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored an an RBI, Lauren Trojnar 2-for-3 with a runs scored and 2 RBI and Sara Ross 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored for Montini, which outscored its three tournament opponents 34-7.
Montini 9, Whitney Young 3:
Alyssa Sclafani slugged her ninth homer of the season, Isabell Alexander was 3-for-4 with a run scored and Shaylee Lewis 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored and an RBI for the Broncos in an earlier game at the Niles West Tournament.
Glenbard South 6, Richards 0:
Jane Trzaska hit her seventh homer, a 2-run shot in a 4-run third inning, in going 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI, and on the mound she struck out five over four one-hit innings for the No. 7 Raiders (21-3). Hannah Taylor was 3-for-4 with a triple, 2 runs scored and an RBI and Stephanie Chitkowski had 6 strikeouts in relief.
Lake Park 4-3, Sandburg 7-0:
Jordan Dallmann homered and Steph Sturino threw a 1-hitter with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks as the No. 12 Lancers (23-10) salvaged a split in Orland Park. Sandburg won the opener in dramatic fashion, Candice Koch hitting a 3-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Shannon Fritsche hit a two-run homer and added an RBI single for Lake Park, which had led 4-3 going into the sixth.
York 6-13, Maine South 0-2:
Brooke Bandy (9-6) fired a 1-hitter, striking out nine, in the opener. In the second game Abby Solem homered twice, doubled and drove in 5 runs and fellow freshman Isabella Jaeger went 3-for-4 with a double, 3 runs scored and 5 RBI for York.
Wheaton Academy 10, Aurora Central 5:
Jess Bosse went 3-for-4 with a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI, and Michelle Ridderhoff, Jennifer Tompkins and Bridget Koehler all had mulplte-hit games for Wheaton Academy (6-9, 6-6 Suburban Christian Conference Gold).
Glenbard North 10-3, Glenbard West 1-0:
Stephanie Campos was 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI and Heather Sperlazzo doubled twice, scored 3 runs and drove in 2 in the first game for No. 5 Glenbard North (20-4). In the second game Cece Dopart (6-0) struck out 10 in a 2-hitter, and Alex Caliva was 2-for-4 with a double.
Downers Grove North 6, Lemont 1:
Brittany Claver went 3-for-3 with a double and Maddie Wojciak added a two-run double for the No. 8 Trojans (19-7).
Downers Grove South 12-10, Leyden 2-0:
Jessica Andree went 3-for-5 with a double and 3 RBI and Caroline Hedgcock had 2 triple, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI in Game 1 for the Mustangs (15-8, 9-0 West Suburban Gold). In Game 2 Kristin Lea went 2-for-3 with a walk and 3 RBI and Melissa Orton had 3 hits and an RBI.