Bowen gets it goin' for Grayslake North

Daily Herald report

Known for her defense and speed, Grayslake North senior shortstop Jordyn Bowen showed off her power Thursday.

The Northern Illinois recruit belted 2 solo home runs from the leadoff spot in the batting order to lead the Knights to a 6-1 win over host Grayslake Central in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division action.

Sarah Littleton and Nikki Livengood also homered for Grayslake North. Littleton earned the complete-game win, striking out four, walking two and allowing 5 hits. Besides Bowen, Kayla Switalla and Kelsey Borders also had 2 hits apiece for the Knights.

Anna Strickland and Brittany Brown each stroked a pair of hits for Grayslake Central. The Rams' Juliana Frusolone had a double.

Stevenson 11, Lakes 7: The Patriots scored 8 runs in the top of the first inning en route to the North Suburban Conference crossover win.

Lexi Yonkovic (double, 2 walks, 2 runs), Morgan Manka (RBI, run, walk) and Jordan Cortesi (2 RBI, walk, run) each went 2-for-4 for Stevenson.

Winning pitcher Sam Feder struck out six and walked four.

Mundelein 23, North Chicago 2: Lauren Fairweather jacked her ninth home run of the season, doubled and drove in 5 runs in the North Suburban crossover.

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Erin Kennelly was 4-for-4 with a double and 4 RBI for Mundelein (21-7), while Chloe Peterson (double, 3 RBI) and winning pitcher Maria DeVito (2 RBI) added 2 hits apiece.

Antioch 12, Lake Forest 2: Kaylene Ressler went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, and Taylor Schiltz doubled twice for the Sequoits in the North Suburban crossover.

Antioch also got 2 hits apiece from Jessica Pedersen, Katie Phillips, Mackenzie Thomas and Hannah Skoog.

Libertyville 16, Vernon Hills 3: Taylor Zoellick homered, and Madi Dembinski doubled and drove in 3 runs for the Wildcats in the North Suburban crossover.

Libertyville received 2 hits apiece from Zoellick, Tayler Oberman, Margaret Haws and Jamie Stevens.

Winning pitcher Michaela Mooney did not allow an earned run in her five-inning complete game. She struck out six.

Steffany Froman had a single and an RBI for Vernon Hills (5-11).

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