The Mid-Suburban West ruled at the Barrington softball quad on Saturday.
Host Barrington and fellow conference mate Schaumburg each won their games over McHenry and Lane Tech.
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The Fillies topped McHenry 7-2 in their first game as junior Keenan Dolezal (5-2) earned the win for the Fillies (5-2) with 5 strikeouts.
Jennifer Inamoto (3-for-3, double, 2 RBI), Erin Ward (2-for-4, double), Rachel Krzysko (2-for-4, home run, 3 RBI) and Kelly Katis (2-for-2) led the offense for Barrington.
In the second game, Barrington topped Lane Tech 5-1 as Dolezal again notched the win with 13 strikeouts and a 2-hitter.
The Fillies got the lead for good with a 3-run third inning, receiving an RBI double from Erin Ward, a sacrifice fly from Jennifer Inamoto and an RBI single by Dolezal.
Schaumburg posted its first win over Lane Tech as Shannon Felde (1-0) threw a 6-hitter with 8 strikeouts in a 6-1 win.
Junior Elaine Walker led off the game with a home run and the Saxons (2-1) never looked back.
Sophomores Sarah Schwind (2-for-3) and Paige Alt (2-for-3, 2 doubles, RBI) led the Saxons' offense.
Schaumburg got past McHenry 20-11 in its second game, getting 11 runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Leading the offense were Walker (3-for-5, home run, double, 3 RBI), Felde (3-for-6, 2 doubles), 2 RBI), Alt (4-for-5, homer run), Natalie Napier (3-for-5), Christina Candotti (2-for-5, home run), Jamie Kudjer (2-for-3), Michelle Birkholz (2-for-4, double, RBI) and Kaiden Jackson (2-for-3, 2 walks).
Birkholz (1-0) notched the pitching win.
Elk Grove 10, Elgin 0 (5 inn.): Marjorie Sloan (3-for-4, double, 2 RBI), Abbey Sloan (2-for-2, 2 RBI) and Melissa Picchi (2-for-3, RBI) led the offense for visiting Elk Grove (5-1), which received a 4-hitter from senior Megan Eul (4-0) who struck out five and walked one.
Hoffman Estates splits: Hoffman Estates won its first game at the Jacobs quad with a 3-0 shutout behind junior pitcher Charlotte Allan (1-1), who struck out nine and walked three while tossing a 3-hitter.
Sophomore Jordyn Fera, who was celebrating her 16th birthday, put down a suicide squeeze to score Sam Acosta from third base with the Hawks' first run in the first inning with one out. Sophomore Tracy Osimowicz then added a two-out single to make it 2-0.
Designated player Caitlin Farina, a junior, belted a solo homer to right center to lead off the second inning and that capped the scoring.
The Hawks (3-2) fell 8-0 in their second game to Lincoln-Way Central.
The Hawks had 3 hits in the game, two by Kaileen Hendle and one by Acosta.
Prospect, Niles North split: Prospect (2-1) dropped the opener 6-3 but junior Casey Lenski belted a towering 2-run homer over the left field fence at Heritage Park in Wheeling.
Rachel Trebswether had 2 triple in the game.
Emma Riordan, Maggie Pancini and Delilah Malczewski had the other hits for the Knights.
Prospect came back with a 2-0 triumph in Game 2 when it scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Freshman Cate Meersman led off the inning with a single and Maggie Pancini reached on an error to put runners at first and third with no outs.
A walk to Malczewski loaded the bases with no outs.
Emily Saenz followed with a fielder's choice and the throw to the plate was late, scoring Meersman.
With one out, leadoff batter Trebswether singled off the pitcher's wrist to score Pancini for the second run.
Those 2 runs would hold up despite Niles North outhitting the Knights 8-3 for the game.
"Both of these games were competitive and well-played," said Prospect coach Jim Adair. "I have to admit that I wish we would have played better in the first game but I give a lot of credit to Niles North. They are much improved and their hitters really battled us."
Malczewski (2-0) got the win in Game 2.
For the day, she pitched 10 innings and gave up 5 hits and 1 run.
"She saved us by coming on in relief during Game 1 and winning Game 2," Adair said. "Defensively, we need to do a better job of supporting our pitchers."
Buffalo Grove sweeps: BG won the opener in Skokie 9-2 as junior Julia Camardo threw a 6-hitter with 4 strikeouts and no walks.
Emily Carnes (4-for-5 2 doubles, 3 RBI), Katie Conley (2-for-5, triple, double, 2 RBI), Camardo (3-for-4, 3 RBI 2 doubles), Jasmine Avalos (2-for-4, RBI), Cassie May (2-for-4, double) and Michelle Dublin (2-for-4, double) led the Bison offense.
The Bison improved to 3-3 in Game 2 with a 12-4 victory behind pitcher Breann Steady, who struck out three and also belted a 3-run homer in the fourth inning while going 3-for-3 at the plate
Other top Bison hitters were Caitlin Catino (2-for-5), Carnes (4-for-5), Camardo (2-for-4, double), Avalos (3-for-4, double) and Grace Gran (3-for-4).
Carnes went 8-for-8 on the day. "She was tearing it up," said BG coach Jamie Paul.
Hersey, Stevenson split: After a tough 9-8 loss in Game 1, Hersey came back to edge the Patriots 10-9 in Game 2 as freshman shortstop Katie Wingerter's two-out triple to right center drove in Jessica Schmiederer for the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Leading the Huskies' 17-hit attack were Wingerter (3-for-5, triple, double), Jessica Schmiederer (3-for-5, double), Angela Schmiederer (3-for-3, triple. double), Michelle Helminski (2-for-4, double), Cassie Zouras (2-for-4, double), Emily Butler (double) and Danielle Sychowski (double).
Kaitlyn Denten earned the win for Hersey, pitching one inning in relief of Kim Labahn, who went the first 6 innings.
In Game 1, the Huskies had 13 hits, led by Jessica Schmiederer (2-for-4), Wingerter (3-for-4, triple), Angela Schmiederer (2-for-2), pitcher Denten (2-for-4), Zouras (2-for-3) and Payton Anderskow (2-for-4).
For the day, Angela Schmiederer was perfect at the plate, going 5-for-5 with 2 walks. "She was dynamite," said Huskies coach Molly Freeman of the Iowa recruit.
Leyden sweeps: Leyden took a doubleheader from visiting Maine West 9-4 and 8-5 at The Ballpark at Rosemont as the Eagles improved to 7-0.
Junior Sammi Caputo was the winning pitcher in Game 1 and also went 4-for-4 with 2 RBI. Teammate Jessica Potts went 3-for-4.
In Game 2, sophomore Kendall Duwal picked up the win with 3 strikeouts. Classmate Abby Grande went 3-for-4 with 3 runs.
Maine West sophomore catcher Kayla Pociejewski went 4-4 with a triple in the opener.
Teammates Sadie Argus (2 runs, RBI) and Grace Feldkamp (RBI) each went 3-for-4.
In Game 2, Pociejewski belted a 2-run homer.
Grace Feldkamp (3-for-4), Abbey Herling (3-for-4, 2 runs), Alyssa Pegoraro (2-for-4) and Erin Feldkamp (2-for-4) also led the Warriors (2-4).
Glenbrook South 3, St. Viator 2: Pitcher Sam Hogan and Tess Kaiser had doubles for the Lions (5-2) as Glenbrook South rallied from a 2-0 deficit with 2 runs in the sixth and 1 in the seventh.
Vernon Hills 7, Palatine 4: Top hitters for the Pirates were Nora Walsh (2-for-4), Grace Rohrwasser (2-for-3) and Jamie Haze (2-for-4).
Shannon Surell had a double for the Palatine while Jules Udoni had a pair of RBI and Courtney English and Emily Griffin each had one.