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Conant's softball team received 2-run homers from senior Rachel O'Malley in the first inning and sophomore Dream Aaron in the sixth en route to a 9-1 victory on Tuesday over visiting Hoffman Estates.

The game was resumed from Monday when it was suspended in the fifth inning at Conant due to weather.

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The Cougars' field was not playable on Tuesday so the game finished at Hoffman.

Conant improved to 20-1 and 12-1 in the Mid-Suburban West, where it owns a 1-game lead over Barrington (21-8, 11-2). The two teams meet at Conant at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Sophomore Kim Neuman gave up 2 hits in six innings to earn the win with 2 strikeouts and 1 walk while classmate Kali Schumacher went the final inning, giving up 1 hit with 1 strikeout.

Leading the Cougars at the plate were O'Malley (2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Elisa Ambrose (2-for-2, double, 1 run, 1 RBI) and Neuman (2-for-4, 2 runs). Telly Hunter also doubled for Conant.

Hoffman pitcher Tracy Osimowicz (9-3) had a double while Kaileen Hendle (1 run) and Veronica Cardella had the other hits for Hoffman (13-12, 5-8).

Hersey 22, Wheeling 9 (5 inn.): The host Huskies (9-17-1, 3-10) and Wildcats (5-21, 2-11) completed their game that was suspended by weather on Monday in the top of the fifth inning.

Freshman Kaitlyn Denten earned the win and also went 3-for-4 with a home run and triple.

Other top hitters for the Huskies were Jessica Schmiederer (3-for-5, 2 doubles), Angela Schmiederer (2-for-4, double), Cassie Zouras (4-for-4, 2 doubles), Emily Butler (2-for-2), Michelle Helminski (3-for-4, 2 doubles) and Katie Wingerer (double).

Nikki Mikosz belted a home run for Wheeling (5-21, 2-11) while teammates Anne Janulis and Alexa Orlando each went 2-for-3.

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