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Softball / Lake County roundup

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Madi Dembinski homered, doubled, singled and drove in 4 runs, as Libertyville's softball team defeated Grant 10-3 in a North Suburban Conference crossover Thursday.

Haley Alban struck out 10 and allowed 6 hits in earning the complete-game win. She aided her own cause by going 3-for-3 with a triple and 2 RBI.

Libertyville (19-3) also got contributions offensively from Tayler Oberman (double), Jamie Stevens (2-for-4, double) and Sam Hilldale (2-for-3).

Jamie Reiser homered for Grant (10-7), while Caitlyn Moran and Bri Dreschler each had 2 hits.

Stevenson 8, Antioch 4: Vera Pflugradt and Dana Morgan (2 RBI) each went 2-for-3 for the host Patriots in the North Suburban crossover.

Stevenson (8-12) got triples from Pflugradt and Lexi Yonkovic, while Emma Oriatti contributed a double. Ruby Mankus got the win.

Antioch fell to 8-11.

Warren 10, Round Lake 0: Shannon McKeon and Rachele Belletini homered for the Blue Devils in the North Suburban crossover.

Warren also got a double from Crystal Pennell, who helped Jenny Carpenter notch the victory.

Lakes 14, Lake Forest 4: Montana Mang went 4-for-5 with 2 doubles, a triple and 6 RBI for the Eagles in North Suburban crossover action.

Lakes (12-5-1) also got 2 hits apiece from Michelle Houghton and Ashley Horner. Both of Houghton's hits were doubles. Kate Hohenstatt and Jen Reed added triples.

Zion-Benton 33, Vernon Hills 7: The Cougars fell to 4-15, despite home runs from Sami Saliba (3 RBI) and Rose Ferolo (3 RBI).

Saliba and Anna Cirone each had 2 hits for Vernon Hills.

Libertyville 2, Zion Benton 1: On Wednesday, winning pitcher Haley Alban went the distance in the circle, allowing only 3 hits, striking out seven and not walking a batter, as the visiting Wildcats improved to 18-3 and 5-1 in the North Suburban Lake.

"Outstanding pitching performance by Haley Alban and defensive work throughout the game," Libertyville coach Elissa Wisniewski said.

Wildcats center fielder Michaela Mooney took a double away in the first inning, and Tayler Oberman turned a double play in the seventh inning to stop a Zion-Benton rally.

Madi Dembinski was 2-for-3 for the Wildcats, who had just 5 hits, including a double by Mooney. Dembinski led off the top of the seventh with a single and later scored on a wild pitch. Zion-Benton spoiled Alban's shutout bid in its half of the seventh.

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