Farina leads potent Fremd lineup
A big turnout showed up for Fremd softball 'Senior Tradition Day,' and the Vikings brought out some big bats.
Junior shortstop Leigh Farina belted 2 home runs and senior first baseman Michelle Mazur had one as the Vikings rolled to a 12-0 five-inning triumph over visiting Glenbrook South in the nonconference game in Palatine.
The Vikings are now 20-7, marking the 11th time Fremd coach Jim Weaver has won 20 or more games in his 12 seasons directing the program.
Farina (3-for-3, 5 RBI, 3 runs), belted back-to-back home runs with a 2-run shot in the first to left center and a 3-run blast to right in the second inning.
Mazur's homer, with two on base, ended the game in the bottom of the fifth.
Winning pitcher Ashlynne Schwantz (19-4) was perfect for 4 innings and classmate Riley Zimmer went the final inning.
Other multiple hitters for Fremd were Mandi Matsumoto (3-for-4, triple, 2 runs, RBI, 2 stolen bases), Schwantz (3-for-3, 3 runs, RBI, walk), Julie Josten (2-for-3, RBI) and Zimmer (2-for-2, RBI, walk, double).
Rolling Meadows 11, Glenbrook North 5: The Mustangs kept their offense rolling as they improved to 17-13 with the nonconference home win.
The Mustangs trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the fifth when they scored 3 runs and added 7 more in the sixth.
Chloe Prodanovic (2-for-3, 2 RBI) had the game-winning RBI in the sixth giving Meadows a 6-5 lead. Sam Anderson (2-for-4, 2 doubles, 3 RBI) also contributed a 3-run double in the inning.
Jenny Watson (3-for-4, RBI), Lane Winkler (2-for-5, RBI), Hannah Whidden (3-for-4, RBI), and Kika Mahoe (2-for-4, RBI) were other multiple hitters for the Mustangs, who have scored 24 runs with 34 hits in their last two games.
Sophomore Lauren Hattory went the final three innings to earn her first win of the season.
St. Viator 8, Highland Park 6: Senior captain Michelle Presslak fittingly had a game to remember on the Lions' senior day with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and 2 runs.
Presslak's first double drove in Krystal Harris and Ally Rinka who had singled earlier. Presslak also led off the sixth with her second double as the Lions pushed across 3 runs. St. Viator took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth with 2 runs.
Krystal Harris led off with her third single of the game. She was still on second base two outs later when another senior captain, Lauren Prazuch, came through with a clutch double. Winning pitcher Sam Hogan tripled home Prazuch for an insurance run.
The Lions' other senior captain, Andreya DeLarco, helped preserve the victory when the centerfielder doubled a runner off second base to end a rally.
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