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Jacobs takes it to Antioch

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By Dave Hess
Daily Herald Correspondent

The Antioch pitchers had no chance.

Benefiting from 7 walks, Jacobs pounded out 9 hits and scored in every inning in posting a 13-5 win over the Seqouits in the final game of the Jacobs quad Saturday in Algonquin.

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The four teams in the quad were scheduled to play three games each, but the event was shortened to two games because the fields weren't playable until early in the afternoon.

Jacobs (4-1), which lost earlier in the day to Hoffman Estates 3-0, scored 11 runs in the first four innings to seize control in its win over Antioch.

In the first inning, Butler-bound senior third baseman Alyssa Lach blasted a 2-run homer to get the Eagles on the scoreboard. It was Lach's fourth homer of the season.

Lach, who walked twice, was 2-for-2 with 3 runs scored.

"I know I might not get a lot of pitches to hit," said Lach. "I have to be patient and not swing at bad pitches."

Jacobs continued its offensive onslaught in the second inning with 4 runs, keyed by a 2-run single from Taylor Belo and a run-scoring single from leadoff hitter Sarah Murray.

Belo delivered another 2-run single in the third and Kelsey Cummings had a run-scoring single as Jacobs dented the scoreboard for 3 runs.

In the fourth, Jacobs scored an unearned run and Cummings delivered another RBI single as Jacobs plated 2 runs.

Jacobs senior pitcher Kelsey Peters struggled early, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in the first three innings. Bella Hoffman contributed a 2-run single while Jill Foote had an RBI double as Antioch (1-3) scored once in the first and twice each in the second and third innings.

Peters settled down and blanked the Sequoits on 2 hits during the final four innings.

"Kelsey didn't have a lot of time to warm up and she struggled early," said Jacobs coach Jeremy Bauer. "Once she settled down she kept their hitters off stride.

"After we struggled in the Hoffman Estates game to score, it was good to see us be aggressive at the plate. We got some runs early and our timing was good the whole game."

Foote, Sage Keyes and Hoffman led Antioch with 2 hits each.

'We lost four senior pitchers from last year and that makes a big difference," said Antioch coach Anthony Rocco. "We are a (Class) 3A team and we have played a lot of 4A schools early in the season and feel we are ready for our conference play which starts Monday.''

Lincoln-way West, which won the tournament with a 2-0 mark, defeated Antioch 3-1 and Hoffman Estates 7-0.

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