Schaumburg works to keep streak alive at Maine West
May 23, 2015 8:39 PM -
With an eye-popping 26-game winning streak on the line, Schaumburg's softball team saw it was time to put it all the line. Trailing 4-2 going into its last at-bat in the second game of a doubleheader against host Maine West, the Saxons (28-1) produced 3 runs in the top of the seventh to edge the pesky Warriors 5-4 and run their record winning streak by a Mid-Suburban League team to 27 games on Saturday afternoon. "We had them on the ropes," said first-year Maine West coach Mike McGovern, who won more than 560 games on the Division I level as the head coach at llinois-Chicago. "The got a couple of bloops in that final inning and we have them a couple of extra outs." Then it took an all-out diving catch from sophomore center fielder Kaiden Jackson to get the final out in the bottom of the seventh to give junior Paige Alt (18-0) her second win of the day.