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Erin Ward hit the first pitch of the game for a home run.

In the second inning, she took it a step better, belting a grand slam.

Barrington's senior shortstop ended up 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly, 6 RBI and 3 runs as the Fillies blanked host Palatine 14-0 in the Mid-Suburban West softball game on Monday.

Junior pitcher Keenan Dolezal threw a 1-hitter in the five-inning game with 11 strikeouts and 1 walk to improve to 20-7.

Other top hitters for the Fillies (21-8, 11-2) were Jen Inamoto (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Katie Dehnert (3-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run), Kelly Katis (2-fr-, 2 runs) and Rachel Krzysko (2-for-3, 2 RBI, double).

Nora Walsh had the hit for Palatine (8-20, 3-10).

Buffalo Grove 6, Rolling Meadows 1: Buffalo Grove led 6-1 after five innings and the game was halted in the next inning due to rain.

Freshman Jasmine Avalos belted her first homer (2-run blast to left with two outs in the third inning) while going 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI for the Bison.

Teammate Caitlin Catino also went 3-for-3 with runs as Bison pitcher Julia Camardo struck out seven and walked none in 5 innings.

Meadows pitcher Lauren Hattory, who struck out three, also went 2-for-2 for at the plate. Teammates Jenny Watson had a double and Megan King was 1-for-2 with a RBI.

Elk Grove 10, Prospect 3: After five innings, the host Grens led 10-3 in a game halted by weather in the sixth.

Senior shortstop Becca Maher (3-for-3, 4 RBI) hit her seventh and eighth homers of the season for Elk Grove.

Aleece Duffy (2-for-3) and Gina Cirrincione had doubles for the Grens while teammate Brooke Barges also belted a home run.

Brianna Leach and Sarah Pauscher each went 2-for-3 for Elk Grove.

Junior Ally Schuldt belted a homer for Prospect. Teammates Angela Roman (2-for-3, RBI) and Maggie Pancini (2-for-3) were multiple hitters for the Knights.

Conant 5, Hoffman Estates 1: The game was suspended in the top of the fifth inning due to weather when visiting Hoffman Estates trailed 5-1 and was batting with one out and one runner on base.

Hersey 21, Wheeling 8: The host Huskies were ahead 21-8 when the game was suspended with Wheeling batting and two outs in the top of the fifth inning.

St. Viator 14, Elmwood Park 3 (5 inn.): Visiting St. Viator scored 6 runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Singles by Cam VanValkenburg and Krystal Harris set the table for a 2-run double by Sam Hogan.

Hogan scored on a single by Kristen Hackel (2 hits, 3 RBI).

After a walk, error and fielder's choice, the bases were loaded for Catherine Hafner, who ran the count full before clearing the bases with a two-out double.

The Lions (16-10) added 2 runs in the second inning when Hackel (3 RBI) belted a 2-run homer to left.

Mary Gerbatsch finished the scoring in the fifth with a 2-run single.

Harris (4-4) got the win and had 3 hits after collecting 6 hits in Saturday's doubleheader sweep against Joliet Catholic.

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