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Softball / Northwest roundup

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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.

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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