Cary-Grove 16, Hampshire 6: The Trojans (4-2) exploded for 11 runs in the sixth inning which sealed a Fox Valley Conference crossover win. Lisa Semro smashed a homer and drove in 4 and while Grace Pilz (3-for-4, 3 RBI) tripled. Caitlyn Adams (1-0) pitched the sixth and only allowed 1 hit for the win. Peyton Dechant homered and drove in 4 RBI for the Whip-Purs (6-5) while Sara Finn and Becca Hurst each doubled.
Elgin 9, Prospect 2: Kelly Bremer went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI in the Maroons' nonconference win. Jessica Rago pitched a complete game 6-hitter with 2 earned runs, 2 strikeouts and 1 walk in the circle. At the plate, Rago (2-for-2, 3 RBI) homered for Elgin (4-5), who jumped out to a 4-0 first inning lead. Anna Eckholm (2-for-5, RBI) also doubled and both Melanie Berg and Jennah Perryman had 2 hits.
Bartlett 10, Larkin 0: The Hawks (9-2, 3-0) continue to roll in UEC play, winning in 6 innings. Amy Johnson (1-1) went the distance and surrendered 1 hit while striking out 5 and walking 1 while Sarah Schmidt (2-for-3, 2B) and Lauren Janczak (2-for-4, RBI) led the offense. Sarah Hanson took the loss for the Royals (2-6), giving up 10 runs (8 earned) on 11 hits, while Sam Wahl picked up the Royals' lone hit in the sixth.
Streamwood 8, East Aurora 2: Thanks to a big day from Katie Purcell, the Sabres (1-3, 1-1) snagged their first victory of the year in a UEC tilt. Purcell had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 3 runs while Jessica Daley doubled twice. Kaitlyn Hedger (1-3) pitched a complete game, giving up 2 unearned runs on 3 hits and 12 strikeouts.
St. Edward 6, Chicago Christian 5: The Green Wave (3-3, 2-1) survived a late charge by SCC foe Chicago Christian and got back to the .500 mark. Alison Stratman blasted a home run and drove in 2 RBI while Ryann Scully (2 RBI) doubled as well. Lindsay Zdroik (3-2) threw 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 7 for the win.
Crystal Lake South 10, Johnsburg 0: The Gators' offense made quick work of the Skyhawks in 4 innings of FVC crossover action. Scoring 10 runs off 10 hits, Sam McLean (1-for-3) led CLS with 3 RBI. Kim Woods knocked in 2 RBI and Taylor Kassell, Jenica Terry, Amy Ciavarella and Caitlin Fater each had an RBI. Hailee Massie allowed 2 hits and struck out 7 in 3 innings pitched.
Burlington Central 9, Barrington 8: The Rockets (6-3) survived a 6-run seventh by the Broncos and escaped with the nonconference win. Kelly Wiater and Emily Kisch each went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and 2 RBI. Tori Harvey's only hit went over the fence and Brooke Gaylord (7 IP, 9H, 8R, 3 ER, 5 K, 5 BB) earned the win in the circle.
Grayslake Central 15, Dundee-Crown 3: The Rams' 7-run fifth broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Chargers a FVC crossover loss. Megan Emerson (3-for-4) and Amanda Moore (2-for-3) each doubled for the D-C.
Jacobs 6, Glenbrook South 2: Alyssa Lach (1-for-3) drove in 2 RBI for the Golden Eagles (5-2), who won a nonconference game in 5 innings. Kelsey Cummins (2-for-3) and Emily Borg (2-for-3, double) both drove in an RBI.