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Huntley salvages split with Hononegah with 9th-inning decision

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The second game of a Saturday softball doubleheader in Hononegah went 9 innings, but Huntley (4-4) escaped with a 7-6 nonconference win behind Megan Baczewski (2-for-4, 2 RBI), who doubled and smacked the game-winning hit.

Tamara Funke went 3-for-5 at the dish and Hayley O'Mara smashed a 3-run homer as Huntley strung out 13 hits.

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Game 1 went to the Indians, who managed to score 4 runs in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie on th way to a 5-1 victory. Shannon Walsh went 3-for-4 and Kateri Conklin 2-for-3 at the plate. Conklin suffered the loss in the circle.

Jacobs 12, Leyden 7: The Golden Eagle offense was fueled by 6 doubles against Leyden, including 2 from Alyssa Lach (4-for-5, 2 RBI), who scored 4 runs in a nonconference win. Sarah Murray (2-for-5, 2 RBI) doubled and pushed a run across while Dainelle O'Toole (2-for-3, RBI) tripled as Jacobs cushioned the lead with 5 in the seventh after clinging to a 1-run lead.

Jacobs 7, Palatine 1: Jacobs went 2-0 on the day after Kelsey Peters earned a win giving up 1 run on 6 hits, striking out 2 and walking 1 in nonconference action. Jacobs (8-2) cruised behind 4 runs in the fifth and 2 in the sixth. Emily Borg (2-for-4, RBI) doubled twice and Payton Spirling (2-for-2, RBI) doubled.

South Elgin 10, Naperville North 7: South Elgin walked off with 3 runs in the seventh for a nonconference win. Paige Allen went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and catcher Alyssa Buddle (1-for-4, 4 RBI) also homered. Mallory Mecklenburg (3-for-4) drove in 2 RBI.

Naperville North 19, South Elgin 13: Game 2 was a complete slugfest as the teams combined for 10 runs in the seventh alone as North entered the frame up 12-10. South Elgin (5-4) Cassidy Westlund (3-for-4) drove in 4 RBI, Buddle went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a homer in the loss.

Westminster Christian ties: After the Warriors (2-3-1) dropped the first game 10-0 to Chicago Christian without a hit in 5 innings, they battled back in Game 2, which ended in a 7-7 tie in eight innings due to darkness. Rachel Fugiel (1-for-2) and Jessie Sutter (2-for-5) each tripled and Sarah Schmitt went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI.

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