Barrington junior Keenan Dolezal threw her eighth shutout of the season on Wednesday as the Fillies edged visiting Elk Grove 1-0 in the Mid-Suburban League's second-place softball crossover.
The right-hander (22-9) tossed a 5-hitter with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks, retiring nine of the final 10 batters she faced.
"I thought Keenan really took command late in the game," said Barrington coach Perry Peterson. "Our team is going to need her talents as the playoffs approach."
The Fillies (23-10) scored the game's only run in the bottom of the fifth inning when Kelly Katis led off with a single to left.
She advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by catcher Rachel Krzysko and scooted home when Jenna Fingerman reached on an infield error.
"Good for Jenna," Peterson added. "She got the job done when we needed it."
The Grenadiers (26-7) outhit the Fillies 5-2, led by Brooke Barges (2-for-3). Sarah Pauscher, Shannon Taucher and Melissa Picchi had the other hits for the EG.
Katie Dehnert had the only other hit for Barrington off pitcher Megan Eul (17-6), who struck out two and did not walk a batter.
Schaumburg 10, Prospect 0 (5 inn.): Sophomore Paige Alt (11-2) threw a 1-hitter with 6 strikeouts as the Saxons (23-8) won the Mid-Suburban League crossover.
The hosts collected 11 hits, led by Elaine Walker (3-for-4, 2 doubles), Alt (1-for-3, double, RBI) and Christina Candotti (2-for-3, double, RBI).
Sarah Schwind, Natalie Napier, Roxanne Kakareka (RBI), Jamie Kudjer (RBI) and Kaiden Jackson had the other hits for Schaumburg while sophomore Rachel Trebswether had the hit for Prospect (7-20).
Hersey 9, Rolling Meadows 4: Visiting Hersey (10-20-1, 4-12) was led on offense by Cassie Zouras (2-for-4, double), Payton Anderskow (2-for-4) and Katie Wingerer (2-for-4).
Michelle Helminski, Emily Butler and winning pitcher Kim Labahn also added doubles for the Huskies.
Lane Winkler belted a home run for Rolling Meadows which received multiple-hit games from pitcher Lauren Hattory and Elizabeth Vasilogambros who were both 2-for-3 with a RBI.
The Mustangs (5-24, 2-13) will complete their MSL East schedule today at 4:30 p.m. when they resume their suspended game with Prospect (7-20, 5-10) in the ninth inning.
The Mustangs are scheduled to play their MSL crossover game on Friday at Hoffman Estates (4:30 p.m.) and return home that night to host a 7 p.m. game with Highland Park.
Hersey will travel to Fremd to play their MSL crossover today at 4:30 p.m..
Class 2A regional: Christian Liberty senior Megan Sullivan struck out 10 and went 3-for-3 with 2 doubles in a 16-1 victory over Chicago Math & Science in the Woodlands Academy (Lake Forest) regional semifinal.
Jen West went 3-for-4 for the Chargers who will play for the championship Saturday at 11 a.m. against the host school.
Benet 9, St. Viator 2: St. Viator senior pitcher Sam Hogan struck out 10 in the ESCC game in Arlington Heights.
Cam VanValkenburg and Tess Kaiser each had 2 hits for the Lions (17-14, 5-11).
With 2 home runs in the game, Benet reached 60 homers for the season. The Redwings were denied their 61st when Krystal Harris made a leaping catch over the center field fence.