Elk Grove grinds past Fremd for regional crown
Jun 1, 2015 9:49 PM -
Heading into the top of the seventh inning and holding a 3-run lead over Fremd, Elk Grove Hall of Fame softball coach Ken Grams exhorted his charges to add some insurance runs, even just a few. Senior Brianna Leach obliged, and then some. With the bases loaded and two outs, Leach slashed the first pitch she saw deep into the left-center field alley, clearing the bases and giving the Grenadiers an 11-4 lead. It was plenty of cushion for Elk Grove to dispatch pesky Fremd 11-6 in a Class 4A regional final, and send the Grenadiers back into sectional play for the first time since 2012 when they finished fourth in the IHSA state finals.