The softball was flying out at Mundelein Tuesday.
Both the host Mustangs and Warren hit 4 home runs, and in the end it was the visiting Blue Devils who won the North Suburban Lake Division opener 13-9 in eight innings.
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Megan Scott, Jodie Hurd, Sabrina Trevino and Rachele Belletini homered for Warren, which outhit the home team 16-10. Hurd and Crystal Pennell both doubled. Hurd finished 4-for-5, while Scott and Shannon McKeon were both 3-for-5. Belletini and Jazmin Bonke had 2 hits apiece for Warren. Jana Wagner struck out 12 in earning the win.
Mundelein (4-4) scored 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. In the inning, after Amanda Diaz (3-for-5) doubled for the second time in the game, Maddie Zazas (2-for-5) belted a two-run homer. Maria DeVito then tied the score with a solo blast.
Abbey Rosenow and Jamie Hemmer also homered for the Mustangs. Zazas also doubled, as did Maggie Mahar.
Antioch 12, Vernon Hills 2: Jessica Pedersen had a day to remember at Vernon Hills, as the Sequoits won the North Suburban Prairie game going away.
Pedersen hit for the cycle and had 5 hits, in total, along with 3 RBI. The junior doubled twice. Antioch (3-3, 2-0) also got an extra-base hit from Amanda Costain, who doubled.
Costain (2 RBI) and Sage Keyes (RBI) each had a pair of hits for the Sequoits. Freshman Hannah Cook got the win.
Vernon Hills (1-7, 0-2) received 4 hits, including a double, from Rose Ferolo, while Sami Saliba added a pair of singles. Ferolo and Carly Stern (1-for-3) had RBI for the Cougars.
Libertyville 10, Lake Forest 0: The Wildcats won again.
Winning pitcher Michaela Mooney homered, singled and drove in 2 runs, Monday's hero, Jamie Stevens, and Tayler Oberman doubled, and Madi Dembinski tripled.
Stevens, who hit a walk-off homer the day before against Stevenson, knocked in 3 runs. She along with Mooney, Dembinski, Andi Katz (2 RBI) and Carlie Haraden each had 2 hits for Libertyville (8-0, 2-0 North Suburban Lake). The Wildcats also got RBI from Taylor Zoellick (1-for-3) and Kenzie Rother.
Mooney pitched all 5 innings, allowing 2 hits, while striking out 12 and walking two.
Carmel 12, Stevenson 10: The Corsairs broke open a 7-7 game by scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Jenny Behan led Carmel (4-4) at the plate, going 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Kathleen Felicelli and Sarah Koesser had 2 hits apiece for the hosts, while Madi Demarco was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and 3 runs scored.
Stevenson (2-7) got a leadoff homer from Lexi Yonkovic in the top of the first, and Dana Morgan hit a 2-run double as part of a five-run start for the visitors, but Carmel answered with 5 runs in its half of the first.
Yonkovic also doubled and scored 3 runs. Taylor Koenigs also had 2 hits, including a double for Stevenson. Morgan drove in another run later in the game, and Trisha Porzycki had 2 RBI for the Patriots.
Zion-Benton 4, Lake Zurich 3: The host Zee-Bees held on in the North Suburban Lake game, as Allison Lopez earned the win and aided her own cause with a hit.
Claire Crane saved it for Zion-Benton (2-4, 1-1), which handed Lake Zurich (6-1, 1-1) its first loss of the season.
Bears pitcher Olivia Schneider had 11 strikeouts. She allowed 4 hits and 2 earned runs.
Maria Schroeder homered for Lake Zurich and had 2 hits, as did Katie Brown (2 stolen bases), Vivian Juarez and Rachel Dawson for the Bears.