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Palatine's softball team took third place in the Rolling Meadows Invite on Saturday with a 6-4 victory over Glenbrook South.

Coach Jeff Manz's squad trailed 4-1 when it scored 5 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, allowing Jules Udoni to go on and notch the win with a compete game.

Top hitters for the Pirates (7-16) were Jamie Haze (3-for-3, 3 RBI, 3 runs, 2 doubles), Courtney English (2-for-3, 2 RBI, double), Nora Walsh (2-for-4), and Emily Plesnicar (2-for-3, double).

Udoni also contributed a double.

Geneva defeated Palatine 7-4 in the semifinals. Leading the Pirates 11-hit attack were Walsh ((3-for-4, 2 runs), Haze (2-for-4) and English (2-for-4).

Maine West drops two: The Warriors lost to Lane Tech 10-8 on Saturday and lost to Geneva 8-5 on Friday at the Rolling Meadows Invite.

Abbey Herling went 4-for-4 with 2 runs and a double while Grace Feldkamp was 2-for-4 with a double against Lane Tech. Kayla Pociejewski and Erin Ross also had doubles.

West pitcher Feldkamp struck out four.

Herling went 3-for-4 and Feldkamp 2-for-3 with a double against Geneva.

Lane Tech 10, Rolling Meadows 9: Junior Maddie Morgan belted her second home run is as many days while going 4-for-5 with 3 RBI and a double in the Rolling Meadows Invite.

Morgan hit a solo blast to lead off the bottom of the first for Meadows (4-16), which left the bases loaded four times and stranded 15 runners total.

Other top hitters in the game for Meadows were seniors Elizabeth Vasilogambros (2-for-4, double) and Chloe Prodanovic (2-for-2, 3 walks).

In her last 21 at-bats, Prodanovic is 11-of-15 with 6 walks.

"She has been on a tear," said Mustangs coach Tony Wolanski, whose sophomore Megan King (1-for-2, RBI) also singled in the third inning for her first varsity hit.

In all the Mustangs drew 10 walks and had 13 hits, including a double from freshman Amanda Elkins.

St. Viator splits: The Lions defeated Bishop McNamara 3-1 in Game 1 of the ESCC twin bill and then fell 11-1 in the second contest in Kankakee.

Senior Sam Hogan scattered 5 hits while striking out seven in the opener. The game was scoreless through four innings, thanks in part to the Lions' left fielder Cam VanValkenburg throwing out a runner at the plate.

Trailing by 1 run in the sixth inning, the Lions crossed the plate three times.

With one out, Krystal Harris reached on an error and a single by Hogan gave the Lions runners on the corners.

Tess Kaiser then came through with her second hit of the game, a two-out, 2-run double providing St. Viator the lead.

Gina Mastrodomenico followed with single driving in a big insurance run.

"Tess Kaiser has been a big reason for our success this year." said Lions coach John Scotillo. "She has repeatedly come up with some big two-out hits."

Prospect drops two: Stevenson swept Prospect 15-2 and 6-4 in Mt. Prospect.

In Game 1, Prospect (4-15) scored its 2 runs in the bottom of the first when Maggie Pancini and Ally

Schuldt singled and Angela Roman reached on an infield error, scoring Pancini.

Schuldt then scored on Casey Lenski's RBI groundout.

Stevenson took command in the second inning by scoring 12 runs on 7 hits and 4 K errors.

Pancini went 3 for 3 for Prospect while pitcher Delilah Malczewski (5-5) was 2-for-2.

Casey Lenski had the other hit for Prospect.

In Game 2, Stevenson scored 4 unearned runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead.

Prospect answered with 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when Meghan Doyle (a senior returning from a broken ankle suffered over spring break in Italy) homered to lead off the inning.

Roman and Pancini followed with singles and both scored on Ally Schuldt's singled to left center.

The Knights tied the game in the sixth when Malczewski reached on an error and Dezi Orozco scored on a sacrifice fly.

Emily Saenz also had a hit for Prospect.

Pancini went 4-for-6 in the twin bill.

"We had two bad innings today and lost two games," said Prospect coach Jim Adair. "I appreciate how my team battled. Casey Lenski's pitching in Game 2 was outstanding."

Buffalo Grove sweeps: Mid-Suburban East leader Buffalo Grove (12-8) won 17-2 and 21-0 at Vernon Hills (4-17).

Junior Julia Camardo (10-4) and senior Briann Steady (2-4) notched wins. Camardo threw a 6-hitter in the opener, striking out 13 and walking none. Steady tossed a 2-hitter with 4 strikeouts in the five-inning second game.

Wheeling drops two: Host Evanston swept the doubleheader from Wheeling 9-8 and 4-3.

Nikki Mikosz (2-for-2, 2 RBI) belted a home run and a double for the Wildcats (3-16) in Game 1. Teammate Megan Olsen was 3-for-4 with 4 RBI while Anne Janulis was 2-for-3 with a double.

Wheeling ace Katie Quagliano struck out two.

In Game 2, Mikosz went 2-for-3 with another home run and 2 RBI. Olsen was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Friday's result: Fremd beat Prospect 9-1 as senior Joanna Josten notched the win with a 6-hitter.

Kayla Kaufman had a 2-run single up the middle to give Fremd a 2-0 lead it would never relinquish.

The Vikings added 2 runs in the fourth when Abby Iuorio walked, stole second and scored on a single by Alyssa Garcia (2-for-5). Leigh Farina singled home Garcia home for a 4-0 lead.

The Vikings scored 5 runs in the top of the fifth, sparked by Tracy Welninski's 3-run double to left.

Prospect scored its run in the seventh when Emma Gilhooly and Maggie Pancini singled to lead off the inning.

With one out, Gilhooly scored on Delilah Malczewski's groundout to deep short.

"There's no doubt that Fremd has a lot of speed that got on base and then they hurt us with their hitting," said Prospect coach Jim Adair. "I was pretty proud of how Jenny Krengiel (first varsity start) pitched for us. She was nervous all day long but threw 148 pitches and never lost her composure."

Ally Schuldt added a double for the Knights.

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