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Hogan's heroic in Viator victory

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St. Viator's softball team went indoors to play on Monday.

And senior pitcher Samantha Hogan went into the record books.

Hogan struck out a school-record 15 batters in an 8-0 shutout over Guerin Prep at The Dome in Rosemont.

She also had a day to remember at the plate, clubbing a home run and double with 2 RBI.

Hogan finished with a 2-hitter as the Lions improved to 4-1 overall.

"Martha (Hayes, Lions catcher) really called a great game and with the rest of the team hitting so well, it really took the pressure off me so I could just throw to the glove," Hogan said.

Hogan was the beneficiary of eight extra base hits, including a triple by freshman Cameron VanValkenburg and a double and triple by Kristen Hackel.

The Kaiser sisters continued to roll by hitting for the cycle between them.

Freshman Grace Kaiser homered and tripled while senior Tess, doubled and singled.

"You can see that the efforts of new hitting coach Jen Campobasso (former Fremd standout) are paying off," said Lions coach John Scotillo. "We are seeing results up and down the lineup."

Scotillo said that it has been a pleasure to watch Hogan pitch the last four years.

"Today was the sharpest l've ever seen her," he said. "Sam was very efficient. Even though she had 15 strikeouts, she threw only 80 pitches with no walks and one full count."

Hersey 5, Glenbrook South 4 (9): With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, senior Angela Schmiederer (3-for-4) singled to right center to drive home her sister Jessica for the winning run.

Freshman Kaitlyn Denten (2-0) struck out eight and tossed a 6-hitter as the Huskies improved to 2-0-1. Denten also went 2-for-4 at the plate.

Junior Payton Anderskow (3-for-4), junior Jessica Schmiederer (2-for-4) and senior Alysia Zaucha (2-for-5) doubled for the Huskies.

Maine West 13, Rolling Meadows 0 (5 inn.): Freshman Grace Feldkamp went 4-4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs for visiting Maine West in its season opener. Feldkamp was also the winning pitcher, tossing a 3-hitter with 7 strikeouts.

Monica Liwag went 3-3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs.

Annemarie Weber belted a 2-run home run and Abbey Herling (double) was 2-for-4 with a run while Alyssa Pegoraro went 2-4 with 2 RBI and 1 run.

"It was a great offensive effort by the entire lineup and a great pitching effort from Grace," said Warriors coach Amy Gonzales.

Junior Maddie Morgan, junior Lauren Hattory and freshman Paige Connor had the hits for the Mustangs (0-2).

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