For the third time in two days, Elk Grove's softball team put double-digit runs on the scoreboard.
The result was a 11-1 and 10-7 doubleheader sweep over visiting Glenbrook North in Saturday's nonconference doubleheader.
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Sophomore Mary Hirschauer (1-0) picked up her first varsity win in the opener, tossing a 2-hitter with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Hirschauer retired the last 11 batters she faced.
Leading the Grenadiers offense were Becca Maher (3-for-3, double), Marjorie Sloan (2-for-4, double), Aleece Duffy (2-for-3, double) and Melissa Picchi (2-for-3).
In Game 2, freshmen Taylor Leach (3 innings) and Kylie Thomsen (final 4 innings) combined for a 7-hitter.
Leach (3-1) picked up the win, striking out one while Thomsen recorded 3 strikeouts while closing out the Grens' 17th win in 20 games.
The hosts' offense 2B was led by Maher (2-for-4) and Sarah Pauscher (2-for-3, double) while teammate Picchi and Megan Eul also had doubles.
Conant wins three: Conant (12-0) won the Woodstock Invite championship by defeating Crystal Lake Central (5-2), Cary-Grove (7-5 in 8 innings) and Marian Central (18-8 in 6 innings).
Sophomore Sara Neumann struck out 10 and walked none while tossing a 6-hitter against Crystal Lake Central. Seven different Cougars had 1 apiece, including Neumann who had a double and team-high 2 RBI.
Dream Aaron, Alissa Wachal and Rachel Falbo also had doubles for Conant while teammate DeeDee Durr tripled.
Sophomore Kali Schumacher (4-0) picked up the win against Cary-Grove, striking out five and allowing 5 hits in 5⅔ innings.
Rachel O'Malley (3-for-5, 2 doubles) Neumann (3-for-4, home run, 3 RBI), Elisa Ambrose (2-for-4) Lauren Grzelak (2-for-3) and Hailey Rothstein (double) led the offense.
Neumann (5-0) picked up her second win of the day against Marian Central, striking out two an d alllowing 4 hits in the 4⅓ innings.
O'Malley (4-for-4, home run, double, 5 runs, 3 RBI), Neumann (4-for-5, home run, double, 6 RBI), Aaron (3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBI) and Durr (2-for-5, home run, 3 runs) led the offense which also received a homer run from Wachal.
Hoffman goes 2-1: Hoffman (10-8) defeated Lyons 5-3 and St. Ignatius 3-2 and fell to host St. Charles East 4-0 to go 4-1 in the tournament which started on Friday.
Against Lyons, Sam Acosta (2-for-3), Kajal Dahal (2-for-2, double) and Kaileen Hendle (2-for-3) led the offense while Tracy Osimowicz struck out three and did not walk a batter while tossing a 7-hitter for the win.
Junior Caitlyn Farina belted a homer for the Hawks.
In the Hawks' loss to powerful St. Charles East, Charlotte Allan struck out two and walked two while throwing all 7 innings.
"Charlotte did a really good job keeping them off balance," said Hoffman coach Lindsey Hamma. "She did a real nice job."
Jordyn Fera (double) and Alexus Venegas had Hoffman's 2 hits in the game.
Osimowicz came back and got the win against St. Ignatius.
Allan (4-6) pitched the first two innings, striking out two, before Osimowicz (7-1) came in and worked the final four innings where she did not walk a batter.
Andrea Wolinski (2-for-3) belted a solo homer to lead off the Hawks' 3-run fifth inning and Acosta belted a 2-run homer later in the inning for a the 3-2 lead.
Barrington wins two: Barrington won its final tow games of the Washington tournament, posting a 10-0 victory over Pontiac (9-12) and 8-1 triumph over Chatham-Glenwood (13-5).
Kelly Katis was the big hitter of the day for the Fillies, going 5-for-5 in the tow ages with 3 doubles.
Top hitters against Pontiac were Katis (2-for-2, 2 doubles, 2 RBI), Rachel Krzysko (2-for-2, 2 RBI, double), Carly Kordich (2-for-2, 2 runs), Katie Dehnert (2-for-2, 2 RBI) and Jenna Fingerman (double).
Keenan Dolezal struck out five and did not walk a batter in throwing a 1-hitter.
Dolezal came right back with a 4-hitter against Chatham-Glemwood, registering 10 strikeouts and 1 walk while raising her record to 13-7.
The Fillies (14-8) were led by Katis 3-for-3, 2 runs, double), Taylor Moran (3-for-3, 4 RBI), Kordich (2-for-3) and Jennfier Inamoto (double).
St. Viator drops two: Marian Catholic won the East Suburban Catholic Conference twin bill won 3-1 and 8-5 in Chicago Heights.
Gina Mastrodomenico had 2 hits for the Lions (in the opener
In Game 2, Cam VanValkenburg (double), Kristen Hackel, Tess Kaiser (double) each had 2 hits for St. Viator (11-7, 2-2) while teammates Martha Hayes and Sam Hogan each had 2 RBI.
Warren 16, Palatine 3: Nora Walsh and Emily Plesnicar each had RBI for the Pirates (4-13) while teammate Victoria Parrot doubled.
Maine West sweeps Prospect: The host Warriors (8-8) won the 10-8 and 3-1 in the nonconference doubleheader in Des Plaines.
Sadie Argus (3-for-4 belted a 2-run homer and Abbey Herling (2-for-4 hit a 3-run blast for West in the opener.
Other top hitters were Kayla Pociejewski (2-for-4, triple, RBI 2 runs) and Alyssa Pegoraro (2-for-2, RBI, run) while Grace Feldkamp picked up the win over Prospect's Delilah Malczewski (4-4).
The Knights were led by Ally Schuldt (2-for-4), Emily Saenz (2-for-4), Casey Lenski (2 RBI, double) and Emma Gilhooly (double).
Monica Liwag tossed a 2-hitter in Game 2 for the Warriors, who were led on offense by Kayla Pociejewski (1-for-3) who had a 2-run homer, Abbey Herling (double) and Grace Feldkamp (1-for-2, double, RBI, run), who also sparkled at shortstop.
Emma Riordan and Maggie Pancini had Prospect's 2 hits while Lenski went all six innings, striking out two.
Buffalo Grove splits: After falling 11-5 in Game 1 11-5 at Stevenson, the Bison (7-8) came back and won 8-6 in Game 2 with Nikki Longdon notching her first win.
Katie Conley had 2 doubles for the Bison while teammates Caitlin Catino, Jasmine Avalos and Michelle Dublin each had one. Dublin also tripled.
Caitino also doubled in Game 1.
Fremd falls twice: Wauconda and Libertyville each edged Fremd (11-6) by the same score of 3-2 at the Libertyville Invite.
Wheeling drops two: Antioch topped the visiting Wildcats (3-10) by scores of 9-5 and 12-2 in five innings.
In Game 1, Christie Ambrose, Katie Quagliano (RBI, and Lauren Hart (RBI) each had doubles for Wheeling while teammates Karlie Orlando and Sydney Kaplan each had RBI.
Quagliano recorded 5 strikeouts and she also had an RBI in Game 2.