Fresh off its first conference championship in 33 years, the Hampshire softball team added another notch to its belt Thursday, beating Jacobs 6-2 in a Fox Valley Conference crossover, marking Hampshire's first 20-win season since 2003.
Aly Snider doubled and drove in a pair with of runs while Peyton DeChant had 2 hits and drove in a pair as well for the Whip-Purs (20-13). Haley Widmayer earned the win in the circle, scattering 8 hits over 7 innings and allowing 2 runs.
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For the Golden Eagles (15-12), their offense was generated by Alyssa Lach as she hit 2 solo home runs and had 3 hits total. Kelsey Peters was in the circle and took the loss.
Cary-Grove 11, Grayslake Central 1: A 3-run first was just the beginning as the Trojans (16-11) cruised to an easy FVC crossover victory against the Rams. Brianne Prank had 2 hits, including a homer, and drove in 3 runs to pace the offense. Amanda DeGroote and Lauren Stanley split time in the circle, with DeGroote earning the win.
Crystal Lake South 7, Grayslake North 2: The Gators (15-11) scored in every inning except for the first and the seventh, winning handily in FVC crossover action. Sam McLean went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and 3 RBI. Hailee Massie earned the win by striking out 8 and scattering 8 hits over 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs.
Huntley 11, Woodstock 0: Kateri Conklin fired a 5 inning no-hitter as the Red Raiders (18-14) downed Woodstock in an FVC crossover game. Taylor Stone and Tamara Funke each doubled and drove in a run to support the freshman pitcher, while Conklin helped her own cause by doubling and driving in a pair. Conklin allowed just one baserunner to reach base.
Dundee-Crown 7, Woodstock North 0: After scoring 6 runs in the first two innings, the Chargers (4-16-1) cruised to an easy shutout victory in an FVC crossover matchup. Megan Emerson and Rachel Chlopek each had 3 hits to lead the Charger offense. Amanda Moore was in the circle and earned the victory.
St. Francis 7, St. Edward 5: The Green Wave (15-12, 7-8) could not make a 3-run first inning lead stick as they fell in a Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division game. Lindsay Zdroik had a homer and 3 RBI with 2 runs scored to help her cause in the circle, while Allison Stratman added a pair of hits and RBI. Zdroik pitched 6 innings and struck out 8 but also gave up 7 runs on 9 hits.