The Bartlett softball team Friday got everything it lacked earlier in the week, and with it won its first game of the Play It Again Sports Tournament in Clarksville, Tenn.
Senior Holly Pagan fired a 1-hitter with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk and added a 2-for-3 day at the plate with a home run, double and 2 RBI as the Hawks (3-1) downed previously unbeaten Bourbon County (Ky.) 9-0.
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"We played very well today," said Bartlett coach Jim Wolfsmith, whose team was coming off a 13-1 loss to Glenbard North on Wednesday. "We made good contact, played good defense and Holly pitched a great game."
Dana Paul was 3-for-4 with a double and 4 RBI for the Hawks, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings.
Bartlett will play Beech (Ky.) in its second pool game Saturday morning. Beech is 14-2 and was the 2012 Kentucky state champion. The Hawks then take on unbeaten Union County (Ky.) in the final pool game. A single elimination bracket follows.
Burlington Central 11, West Chicago 7: The Rockets played long ball at Plunkett Park in Elmhurst to win this nonconference game. Brooke Gaylord smashed a grand slam home run in the fifth inning to help BC come back from a 6-5 deficit. Shelby Young had a 3-run homer earlier in the game and Bekah Harnish (2-for-4) had a solo shot. Courtni Neubauer also went 3-for-5 for the Rockets (2-2), while Becca Gerke was 2-for-3 with 2 doubles and Christina Ahlers went 2-for-3. Sophomore Emily Kisch got the pitching win, striking out 11 with 5 walks. She allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs.
Judson 7, St. Ambrose 6: At the St. Francis tournament, the Eagles (8-16) hung on through a 3-run top of the seventh to pick up their fourth win in five games. Murielle Vansach homered, collected a pair of RBI and scored twice to lead the offense in the victory. Katie Kirker picked up the win, giving up 6 runs on 12 hits with a walk and 2 strikeouts.