Softball/Fox Valley roundup
Paige Allen fired a 3-hit shutout and Cassidy Westlund scored the game's only run on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh inning Saturday as the South Elgin softball team stayed alive in the Upstate Eight Valley race with a 1-0 win at Metea Valley.
Sam Helton had 2 doubles for South Elgin (15-10, 10-5), which is 2 games behind Waubonsie Valley and Bartlett in the loss column in the Valley.
Allen struck out 3 and walked 1 and the Storm defense played an errorless game.
Burlington Central 3, Moline 1: Brooke Gaylord scattered 7 hits and had 7 strikeouts and 1 walk as the Rockets made it 20 straight wins by beating Class 4A power Moline in Game 1 of a nonconference doubleheader in the Quad Cities. Lauren King (2-for-3, 2B), Kayla Ross (2-for-3) and Bekah Harnish (2-for-4) led the BC offense.
Moline 21, Burlington Central 11: The Rockets led 10-9 after four innings but then the wheels fell off and the 20-game winning streak came to an end. Lauren King (2-for-4), Kayla Ross (2-for-2), Courtni Neubauer (2-for-3, 2B) and Bekah Harnish (2-for-4, 2B) led the offense for Central (23-2). Emily Kisch took the loss in the circle.
St. Edward sweeps: Kelly Theriault had a grand slam home run in Game 1 and a double in Game 2 as St. Edward swept a nonconference doubleheader at Indian Creek, winning 15-4 and 21-4. In Game 1, Ryann Scully (2-for-2, HR), Kali Kossakowski (2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI) and Lindsay Zdroik (2-for-4, 2 doubles, RBI) led the Green Wave offense. Angela Zenteno (4-6) picked up the win, allowing 5 hits with 3 strikeouts and 4 walks in 5 innings. In Game 2, St. Edward coach Jaci Corn allowed senior infielders Kossakowski and Ashley Gradisher to take the circle and they combined on a 4-hitter with Kossakowski getting the win. The Wave's 17-hit attack was paced by Kristi Kroll (4-for-5, HR, 4 RBI), Kossakowski (4-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 4 RS), Jasmine Deleon (3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI). Zdroik (3-for-5, 2 doubles, 4 RBI), Scully (2-for-4, 2 doubles, 5 RBI) and Mariana Silva (2-for-3, 2B, RBI). For the day St. Edward (12-12) had 28 hits.
Jacobs 1-2 at Harlem: The Golden Eagles fell to Harlem 5-4 and Hononegah 11-4 before coming back to beat Belvidere North 7-1 at the Harlem tournament. Against Harlem, Alyssa Lach was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run for Jacobs and Kelsey Peters took the loss in the circle. Lach went 2-for-3 with another homer against Hononegah and Sarah Murray hit 2 home runs. Emily Borg was the losing pitcher. Against Belvidere North, Murray was 3-for-3 with another homer and Lach went 3-for-3. Peters picked up the win for the Eagles (13-14), allowing just 4 hits.
Dundee-Crown 0-3 at Harlem: The Chargers (3-17) lost to Hononegah 9-0, United Township 8-2 and Deerfield 6-1 at the Harlem tournament. Amanda Eissler and Lauren Girard (2 RBI) each had doubles against UT and Mandy Moore had a double in the loss to Deerfield.
Huntley splits: Randi Peterson was 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI and Shannon Walsh had a double and 3 RBI for the Red Raiders in a 6-3 win over the hosts at the Sycamore quad. Mackenzie Brown added a double for Huntley and Haley Spannraft (13-8) picked up the win, allowing 9 hits with 4 strikeouts and 2 walks. Peterson then went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and 2 RBI in a 13-4 loss to Marengo. Megan Baczewski added a double and an RBI and Spannraft took the loss for the Raiders (18-9).
Rockford East 5, Westminster Christian 1: Losing pitcher Rachel Fugiel was 2-for-3 with a double for Westminster (10-8) in this nonconference loss.
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