Maria DeVito played well for Mundelein's varsity softball team the last two years.
Saturday, her breakout junior season continued.
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DeVito hit 3 home runs, giving her 10 for the season, as the Mustangs defeated host Deerfield 12-1 in Game 1 of a nonconference doubleheader. After her 3-for-4 performance, the left-handed-hitting DeVito went 3-for-4 again, tripling and singling twice, as visitors completed a sweep with a 12-2 win.
The pair of wins hiked Mundelein's record to 19-8.
In the opener, DeVito hit a solo shot, 2-run blast and 3-run homer. Lauren Fairweather added her fifth home run and also doubled. Fairweather, Maddie Zazas (triple) and Maggie Mahar (double) were all 2-for-3. Karlee Busscher was 2-for-4, while winning pitcher Nicole Parney threw only 50 pitches in the five-inning complete game.
In Game 2, Zazas was 4-for-4 with a double and triple. Victoria Avis went 2-for-3 with a triple and double. Holly Petlak was 2-for-4 with a double for the Mustangs. DeVito tossed all 6 innings in earning the win.
Lakes 7, Richmond-Burton 2: Kate Hohenstatt went 2-for-4, sparking the Eagles to the nonconference win over the visiting Rockets.
She tripled in the second inning and singled in the sixth.
Winning pitcher Taylor Dishinger struck out six and allowed no earned runs. She scattered 9 hits but did not walk a batter in her 7 innings.
Lakes grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first, as Cassidy Schaar singled and scored on Violet Dinger's double. The Eagles added two more runs in the second on an RBI single by Schaar and a run-scoring triple by Hohenstatt.
The Eagles extended their lead to 6-1 in the third. Chandler Mang doubled, scoring Montana Mang. Later in the inning, Dishinger's double brought home Dinger and Chandler Mang.
Stevenson sweeps Evanston: Freshman Vera Pflugradt had herself quite a doubleheader, as the Patriots won 19-5 and 11-2.
Pflugradt went 9-for-11 on the day, helping Stevenson (15-13) climb above .500 for the first time this season.
Pflugradt went 5-for-6 with a triple and 5 RBI in Game 1. Abby O'Connor hit a 2-run homer and finished 3-for-5, as did Trisha Porzycki. The Patriots got doubles from Porzycki, Lexi Yonkovic, Taylor Koenigs, Jordan Cortesi, Kat Trotter and Emma Oriatti.
Myra Peterson pitched all 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run, striking out eight and walking only one.
Pflugradt was 4-for-5 with 2 doubles in the second game. Yonkovic went 3-for-5 with a double, Porzycki was 2-for-3 with a double and 4 RBI, and Cortesi went 2-for-4 with a triple.
Ruby Mankus did not give up an earned run in her 7 innings. She scattered 4 singles, struck out three and walked one.