Enjoying a big day at the plate, Rolling Meadows four-year varsity player Grace Skorin belted the first two homers of her career and went 6-for-8 to help the Mustangs sweep host Evanston 9-1 and 7-6 in a softball doubleheader on Saturday.
Skorin hit a pair of two out, 2-run home runs in the first inning of each game as the Mustangs got wins from pitchers Lauren Hattory and Lydia Schlutz.
Hattory won the opener by tossing a 4-hitter with 6 strikeouts.
Skorin's first blast went over the right-center field fence and proved to be all Hattory needed to get the win.
Skorin also had a pair of doubles in the game while Amanda Elkins (2-for-4), Lane Winkler and Jenny Watson each had one.
In Game 2, the freshman Schultz went the first five innings with 2 strikeouts to notch the first win of her career.
Hattory went the final two innings, striking out three.
Skorin's second homer of the day cleared the left field fence for a 2-0 lead but the Wildcats rallied and led 4-2 after two innings.
Meadows took the lead for good with 2 runs in the top of the fourth.
Elizabeth Vasilogambros (2-for-4, 2 RBI) had a 2-run double. Paige Connor and Elkins also doubled for the Mustangs (3-9).
Other multiple hitters for Meadows were Lane Winkler (3-for-4) and Chloe Prodanovic (2-for-3, RBI).
Hersey wins twice: Hersey (7-4-1) won its two games at the Vernon Hills triangular, defeating the host Cougars 19-9 in six innings and edging Deerfield 4-3 in eight innings.
Sophomore Kim Labahn (1-1) notched her first varsity win against Deerfield, striking out two in 8 innings.
Cassie Zouras (2-for-4, double), Katie Wingerer (2-for-4, double) and Payton Anderskow (double) were top hitters for the Huskies.
Hersey freshman Kaitlyn Denten had the big game against Vernon Hills. She threw a 6-hitter and struck out five to raise her record to 6-3.
Denten also went 3-for-4 at the plate with a triple, 2 doubles and a walk.
Other top hitters for Hersey were Jessica Schmiederer (2-for-4), Angela Schmiederer (2-for-4, double), Zouras (3-for-5) and Danielle Sychowski (double).
Fremd sweeps: Senior Joanna Josten (7-1) and junior Lea Barrett (2-1) each notched wins as Fremd's swept a pair of games at Cary-Grove 12-2 and 8-2.
Junior third baseman Julie Josten, who also saw four innings catching in the second game, had another big day at the plate for the Vikes who raised their record to 9-2 heading into Monday's Mid-Suburban West game at Barrington (9-5).
Julie Josten went 5-for-8 with 8 RBI and her 10th double of the season.
Joanna Josten got the win the opener by tossing a 2-hitter with 4 strikeouts and 3 walks.
The offense produced 15 hits in the game, led by Julie Josten (2-for-3, double, 4 RBI), Tracy Welninski (3-for-4, 3 RBI), 2 doubles), Molly Muhs (2-for-4, RBI), Katie Niersbach (2-for-4) and Holly Straup (3-for-4, double, who caught Game 1 as well as the final 3 innings of Game 2.
Barrett fired a 6-hitter with 2 strikeouts and 3 walks in Game 2 as the Vikings collected 13 more hits.
Julie Josten went 3-for-5 with 4 RBI. Other multiple hitting Vikes were Muhs (3-for-4, 2 RBI) and Lauren Vanhavermaet (2-for-4), who played shortstop in place of Leigh Farina (illness).
Elk Grove sweeps: Sophomore Sarah Pauscher went 5-for-9 for the day as the Grenadiers (12-2) swept host Maine South 12-3 and 12-5 in Park Ridge.
Pauscher belted her third home run of the season in Game 2 and also had a double to go 2-for-4 with 4 RBI.
Becca Maher (2-for-4, double) also belted her fourth homer in the game while Alex Masnica 3-for-4) hit her second round-tripper.
Other multiple hitters for the Grens in the game were Abbey Sloan (2-for-4) and Gina Cirricione (2-for-4, double). Junior Shannon Taucher also doubled for Elk Grove.
Freshman Taylor Leach (2-1) went the first four innings to get the win while classmate Kylie Thomsen threw the final three innings.
Senior Megan Eul (9-1) went five innings to pick up the win in Game 1 while Thomsen threw two perfect innings to finish the 12-3 triumph.
Maher (2 doubles), Marjorie Sloan, Melissa Picchi and Pauscher all went 3-for-5. Eul was 2-for-4 and Brooke Barges 2-for-5.
Prospect drops two: Visiting Glenbrook North swept the doubleheader at Prospect 4-2 and 7-3.
The Knights (3-6) tied Game 1 at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth when Emma Riordan singled, Casey Lenski reached on an error and Angela Roman singled to score Riordan.
Ally Schuldt followed with an RBI single to score Lenski. Lenski and Maggie Pancini had the other hits for the Knights who fell when GBN scored 2 runs in the top of the sixth.
Delilah Malczewski (3-1) suffered her fist loss
In Game 2, Prospect scored 3 runs in the bottom of the second for a 3-1 lead. Cate Meersman and Malczewski singled to lead off the inning. With one out, Emily Saenz singled to score Meersman and Rachel Trebswether laid down a sacrifice bunt to score Malczewski.
Emma Riordan, who went 3-for-4 in the game with a double, followed with an RBI single to score Saenz.
But Glenbrook won the game with 4 runs in the fourth and 2 in the sixth.
Ally Schuldt had the other hit for Prospect.
"I told the girls that we need to relax and just go hit the ball," said Prospect coach Jim Adair. "It's hard to win two games in one day if you only score five runs. Defensively, we need to do a better job of supporting our pitchers,"
Wheeling splits: Wheeling received a 1-hitter from senior ace Katie Quagliano to win the second game 2-0 at Glenbrook South after falling 10-2 in Game 1.
Alexa Orlando tripled for the Wildcats (1-6) in the opener.
St. Viator drops two: Marist won 11-0 and 13-0 to sweep the Lions (8-5, 0-2) in Arlington Heights.