Loren Krzysko belted her 40th career homer as Barrington's softball team shut out Prospect 10-0 in 5 innings in the semifinals of the Class 4A Buffalo Grove regional.
The senior third baseman went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and her 16th home run of the season, placing her 12th on the all-time IHSA list for a single-season homers.
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It was Barrington's 45th homer as a team, which puts the Fillies at eighth place on that all-time list.
Sophomore Keenan Dolezal (24-1) fired a 1-hit shutout with 5 strikeouts as the Fillies (31-1) advance to Saturday's championship game against the winner of today's semifinal between No. 8 Buffalo Grove and No. 9 Loyola.
Krista Moore, Katie Dehnert, Erin Ward and Sam Rosenfeld each hit for Barrington as Fillies coach Perry Perry Peterson collected career win No. 650.
The only hit by Prospect (9-20) was a leadoff single to center by Maggie Pancini in the fourth inning.
Fremd 13, Libertyville 0 (5 inn.): Fremd (23-7) exploded for its biggest inning of the season, scoring all 13 runs against No. 13 Libertyville in the bottom of the third.
The No. 4-seeded Vikings advance to Saturday's championship of the Libertyville Class 4A regional to face the winner of today's game between No. 5 Carmel and No. 12 Stevenson.
Fremd senior catcher Kristine Herdegen belted a home run (her seventh of the season) and a double for her 4 RBI in the third inning as she went 2-for-4 with a walk and 2 runs.
Other multiple hitters for Fremd were seniors Mandi Matsumoto (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs) and Ashlynne Schwantz (2-for-3, 2 run, 2 RBI).
Junior Leigh Farina, junior Tracy Welninski and freshman Alyssa Garcia also had hits for the Vikings.
Schwantz (22-4) struck out the first eight batters she faced and finished with 11. She had a perfect game until Libertyville's Margaret Haws singled with two outs in the fourth inning.
Fremd sophomore Jenna Scott retired the side in order in the fifth, including 2 strikeouts.
Maine West 12, Von Steuben 1: Senior Ariel Valles (11-4) earned the win as senior Renee Pond and junior Abbey Herling each homered for the No. 3-seeded Warriors (18-6) in their own Class 4A regional semifinal in Des Plaines.
The win over No. 14 Von Steuben advances Maine West to Saturday's championship against the winner of today's semifinal between No. 5 St. Ignatius and No. 10 Evanston.
St. Charles East 9, Hoffman Estates 2: No. 17 Hoffman Estates fell to top-seeded St. Charles East in the semifinals of the Class 4A Glenbard West regional in Glen Ellyn.
The Hawks (4-23) received hits from freshman Tracy Osimowicz, junior Natalie Biddle and senior Heather Bartoszewski. Hoffman junior Andrea Wolinski had an RBI and classmate Sam Acosta walked and collected 2 stolen bases.
New Trier 11, Hersey 1 (6 inn.): No. 15-seed Hersey (6-21) fell to the top-seeded New Trier in the Trevians own Class 4A regional semifinal in Winnetka.