Fairweather, Mundelein keep hitting
The cold weather hasn't stopped Lauren Fairweather.
She's been hot at the plate, and the trend continued on Friday.
Fairweather hit 2 home runs to lead the Mundelein softball team to a 15-5 victory over Waukegan. She now has 4 home runs in her last two games.
The Mustangs (5-1) also got a home run out of Andrea Funteas, who drilled a grand slam as part of a 6-run third inning. Funteas also had a double and finished with 3 hits. Fairweather also had a total of 3 hits on the day.
Hannah Bulgart, Emily Panitch and Erin Kennelly each had 2 hits for the Mustangs, and one of Bulgart's hits was a double.
Meanwhile, winning pitcher Maria DeVito struck out 5 Waukegan batters.
Vernon Hills 10, Round Lake 7:Despite 4 errors, Vernon Hills got a North Suburban Conference Prairie Division victory. The Cougars rolled up 11 hits, including a team-high 3 from Jennifer Claussen. Kristina Kliver and Jordyn Comitor added 2 hits apiece. Kliver drove in 4 runs for the Cougars and had a double and a triple. Claussen also stole 2 bases. The winning pitcher for Vernon Hills was Kliver, who rolled up 7 strikeouts in her first victory of the season. The win was also the first for the Cougars, who are now 1-2 on the season.
Stevenson 14, Niles North 2: Stevenson got its first win of the season as pitcher Sam Feder rolled up 12 strikeouts.
"She was really on tonight," said Stevenson coach Larry Friedrichs.
Taylor Koenigs had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs for the Patriots (1-3) while Morgan Manka and Abby O'Connor each had 2 hits. Both of Manka's hits were doubles and she drove in 3 runs. O'Connor also had a double, as did Jordan Cortesi.
Jacobs 11, Grayslake North 7: Grayslake North racked up 12 hits but it wasn't enough to overcome Jacobs, which had 11 hits and caught fire in the fourth inning with 5 runs. Marli Kram led the Knights with 3 hits, while Kayla Switaila, Kelsey Borders and Kaitlyn Olsen each had 2 hits. One of Switaila's hits was a home run.
Cary-Grove 14, Grayslake Central 0: Cary-Grove rolled up 16 hits while Grayslake Central rolled up 6 errors. Brittany Brown had one of the Rams' few highlights with a double.
Palatine 4, Wauconda 3: Despite 12 strikeouts from pitcher Kayla Wedl, Wauconda suffered the loss and dropped to 6-2.