Glenbard North walks off with win
Sydney Benz hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift No. 5 Glenbard North past Naperville North 2-1 on Wednesday.
Benz and Alex Caliva were both 2-for-3 and winning pitcher Lindsey Cherry (16-4) threw a 3-hitter for Glenbard North (22-4, 11-3 DuPage Valley Conference). Rachel Aiardo scored the only run for Naperville North (14-13, 6-8).
WW South 4, Wheaton North 0:
Sammy Granger tossed a 2-hitter, striking out six, for the Tigers (14-13, 10-4 DVC). Cam Briggs was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Kim Hayes 2-for-3 and scored a run.
Naperville Central 10, West Chicago 4:
Lisa Tassi singled in a pair of go-ahead runs after a two-out West Chicago error in the fourth inning, and Kaitlyn Skarecky followed Tassi's hit with a 2-run homer for the No. 1 Redhawks (31-1, 14-0 DVC) in Naperville. Keegan Hayes (21-1) shook off 3 first-inning runs to strike out 13, Tassi went 4-for-4 with 3 RBI and Laura Dierking 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. Becky Cabral had 2 doubles for West Chicago.
Waubonsie Valley 11, Metea Valley 0:
Shannon Hohman (17-5) struck out two in four perfect innings, and the No. 12 Warriors (21-5, 15-3) scored 8 runs in the first inning to clinch at least a share of their second straight Upstate Eight Valley championship. Amanda Lack and Layne Thresh were both 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and 3 RBI and Hohman doubled and scored 3 times.
IC Catholic Prep 3, Westmont 0:
Jessica Conenna struck out eight in a 4-hit shutout, and also added a pair of RBI doubles for the Knights (19-10) at the Class 2A Aurora Central regional. Gabby Curran scored 2 runs, and also threw a runner out at the plate on a relay from Lindsey Montoya.
Glenbard South 15, Fenton 1:
Hannah Taylor went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI and Danielle Scarpiniti doubled twice and scored 3 runs for the No. 3 Raiders (23-4, 12-0 Metro Suburban Conference). Ashton Cattenhead added a solo homer, and winning pitcher Stephanie Chitkowski (12-1) struck out seven over three innings.
Glenbard West 2, York 1:
Shelley Warmolts' fifth-inning infield single scored the tying run, and Warmolts later came home with the go-ahead run on an error for the Hilltoppers (15-14, 8-4 West Suburban Silver) in Glen Ellyn. Warmolts was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and winning pitcher Taylor Langtry (7-3) scattered 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out five. Brooke Bandy (9-7) struck out nine for York (17-14, 8-4).
Bartlett 8, Neuqua Valley 7:
Colleen Hill homered and Jamie O'Brien tripled twice, but Bartlett (22-8, 13-4 Upstate Eight Valley) rallied past visiting Neuqua (16-11, 12-6) with a five-run sixth inning.
St. Francis 8, Rosary 0:
Fiona Summers homered and Maggie Remus fired a shutout for the Spartans.
Benet 3, St. Viator 1:
Maeve McGuire homered for the No. 4 Redwings (20-7, 11-4 East Suburban Catholic).
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