Belletini, Warren weather their regional test at Palatine
May 30, 2015 4:17 PM -
After bashing a pair of doubles and driving in 3 runs, Warren senior Rachele Belletini turned her attention to the terrible weather conditions Saturday morning. And she found something to top the rain, cold and wind. "Two years ago, we played in snow," Belletini said. Well, maybe the only thing that went wrong for Warren on Saturday was that its bus broke down on the way to the Class 4A regional title game at Palatine. The upstart Pirates from Palatine lost 20 games this spring but made it to a regional title game with a stunning win over Loyola Academy. And despite another homer from Warren record-holder Sabrina Trevino, it was only a 4-0 game heading to the sixth inning. And then the favored Blue Devils (31-2) decided not to stop batting. Six runs went up on the board. Warren won by the 10-run rule, 10-0, and the defending state champion will report to the Glenbrook South sectional on Tuesday to meet New Trier, an 8-5 winner over Zion-Benton.