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Perfect finish for Dolezal, Barrington in MSL

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  • Barrington celebrates their MSL West championship as Fremd lines up to shake hands Monday at the Field of Dreams in Barrington.

       Barrington celebrates their MSL West championship as Fremd lines up to shake hands Monday at the Field of Dreams in Barrington.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington pitcher Keenan Dolezal delivers against Fremd on Monday.

       Barrington pitcher Keenan Dolezal delivers against Fremd on Monday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd right fielder Kayla Kaufman slides to make a basket catch for the second out of the sixth inning Monday against host Barrington.

       Fremd right fielder Kayla Kaufman slides to make a basket catch for the second out of the sixth inning Monday against host Barrington.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington's Morgan Olszewski yells in the dugout as she and teammate Maggie O'Hara hug winning pitcher Keenan Dolezal following the Fillies' victory over Fremd on Monday.

       Barrington's Morgan Olszewski yells in the dugout as she and teammate Maggie O'Hara hug winning pitcher Keenan Dolezal following the Fillies' victory over Fremd on Monday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington catcher Raegan Fingerman takes a pitch from Keenan Dolezal against Fremd on Monday at the Fields of Dreams.

       Barrington catcher Raegan Fingerman takes a pitch from Keenan Dolezal against Fremd on Monday at the Fields of Dreams.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington's Katie Dehnert, middle, is surrounded by smiling teammates after her two-out, bases-loaded groundball drove in the winning run Monday at the Fields of Dreams in Barrington. Barrington completed a perfect run against the Mid-Suburban League with a 1-0 victory.

       Barrington's Katie Dehnert, middle, is surrounded by smiling teammates after her two-out, bases-loaded groundball drove in the winning run Monday at the Fields of Dreams in Barrington. Barrington completed a perfect run against the Mid-Suburban League with a 1-0 victory.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd pitcher Ashlynne Schwantz delivers against Barrington on Monday at the Fields of Dreams in Barrington.

       Fremd pitcher Ashlynne Schwantz delivers against Barrington on Monday at the Fields of Dreams in Barrington.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington's Loren Krzysko connects on an inside fastball to load the bases in the seventh inning against Fremd on Monday.

       Barrington's Loren Krzysko connects on an inside fastball to load the bases in the seventh inning against Fremd on Monday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington's Krista Moore laughs as her teammates celebrate behind her after the Fillies defeated Fremd on Monday at the Fields of Dreams. Moore reached on an error in the winning rally.

       Barrington's Krista Moore laughs as her teammates celebrate behind her after the Fillies defeated Fremd on Monday at the Fields of Dreams. Moore reached on an error in the winning rally.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 

Perfection was the word of the day for Barrington's softball team.

The Fillies ended a perfect season in the Mid-Suburban West with a perfect game from sophomore pitcher Keenan Dolezal.

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Dolezal retired 21 straight batters before the Fillies got her the win in bottom of the seventh inning at the Fields of Dreams.

Barrington junior first baseman Katie Dehnert's hard infielder grounder with two outs and the bases loaded brought home Erin Ward with the winning run.

The 1-0 victory gave Barrington its first West Division crown since 2009 and the 16th divisional crown in school history.

The Fillies (28-1) finished 16-0 in the West, 2 games ahead of Fremd (19-7, 14-2).

"I couldn't ask for anything more," said Dehnert, whose big at-bat was followed by Loren Krzysko's single to left, giving the Fillies the bases loaded with Krista Moore (reached on an error) at second and Ward (walk) on first.

"I knew Keenan was throwing a perfect game but I couldn't say anything. I didn't want to mess it up. She is an amazing pitcher, as is Cassidy (Kraimer, who is 7-0). I knew they would pull through for us."

The Fillies became the sixth team to go undefeated in the MSL since it began the 16-game schedule in 1987. The Fillies did it 1994 and 2003 while others were Prospect in 1987, Hersey in 1992 and Conant in 2012.

Dolezal (21-1) was perfect for the first time in her two-year varsity career.

"What a terrific game played by both schools," said Barrington coach Perry Peterson, who notched career win No. 647 to tie Casey-Westfield's Denny Throneburg for seventh on the IHSA all-time list. "Keenan was masterful today but both pitchers were outstanding."

Fremd ace Ashlynne Schwantz (18-4) had a no-hitter through 4 innings and did not give up an earned run.

Barrington's first hit didn't come until Morgan Olszewski singled to right center to lead off the fifth.

The Fillies had back-to-back two-out line drive singles to right by Raegan Fingerman and Maggie O'Hara in the sixth but Schwantz got out of the inning with a popout to third baseman Julie Josten.

"I thought they pitched real well and we pitched really well," said Fremd coach Jim Weaver. "It had to be an intense game to watch. But both pitchers did a real good job and it came down to execution."

Dolezal executed the first perfect game of her career.

"Oh my gosh, this is the best thing ever," said Dolezal after her gem. "The whole team was so motivated to have an perfect season (in the West)."

Dolezal's sister Kiley, who was at Monday's showdown, also threw a perfect game for Barrington when she was a sophomore on April 25, 2009 against Libertyville.

"I can't do anything without my team," Keenan added. "I wasn't ever thinking about (the perfect game). I was always just thinking about getting the next out."

Barrington will look for its next out on Thursday when it visits MSL East champion Buffalo Grove for the 40th annual league championship at 5 p.m.

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