Extra effort required as Warren edges Lake Zurich
Warren's softball team needed extra innings to put away host Lake Zurich in a North Suburban Lake Division thriller Tuesday.
The Blue Devils scored three times in the ninth and held on to capture a 9-7 decision.
Sabrina Trevino homered and drove in 3 runs for Warren (24-2), which got triples from Julienne Egofske and Emily Hudgins and doubles from Amber Leneau and Jensen Plate. Hudgins, Plata, Tevino and Egofske (3 RBI) each had 2 hits. Hannah Nommensen pitched 5 1/3 innings, while Sage Staranowicz went 3 2/3 innings to earn the win.
Brittney Pettinger homered and tripled for Lake Zurich. Amanda Guercio doubled twice and drove in 2 runs, and Jessica Puccinelli also had 2 hits, including a double, and knocked in three. Katie Malek took the loss, despite striking out 10 in 9 innings of work.
Wauconda 9, Vernon Hills 1: The Bulldogs set the school record for home runs in a season en route to the North Suburban Prairie win.
Alexandra Steffens' third-inning grand slam was the 26th homer hit by Wauconda (19-10, 8-1) this season. In the fourth, Kayla Wedl hit a 3-run shot for the Bulldogs.
Wedl and Steffens both finishes 3-for-4 to pace a 14-hit attack. Paige Motley was 2-for-3, and Anna Wisniewski added a double.
Wedl dominated in the circle, striking out 14, walking one and scattering 3 hits.
Antioch 15, Round Lake 0: Jill Foote went 3-for-4, and Jessica Tyrell and Jaclyn Garrity homered for the Sequoits (20-5).
Garrity finished 4-for-4 with 5 RBI and also doubled twice. Tyrell, Annie Wagner, Hannah Skoog, Madeline Hart, Taylor Schiltz, Jessica Pedersen (3 RBI) and Ashley Stephens each had 2 hits.
Libertyville 7, Mundelein 5: Jessie Lauret was 2-for-5 with the game-winning RBI for the Wildcats, who beat the Mustangs in North Suburban Lake action for the second time in the last week.
Winning pitcher Hannah Heraty was 2-for-5 with a double, while Jamie Stevens homered and went 3-fotr-3. Sarah Hoyer also hit a home run and finished 2-for-3. Lyndsey Lyon homered as well.
Wildcats right fielder Kenzie Rotehr made a game-saving, layout catch in the bottom of the seventh.
"Phenomenal defense kept us in the game," Libertyville coach Elissa Wisniewski said.
Amanda Diaz was 2-for-3 for Mundelein, and Maddie Zazas homered.
Stevenson 6, Zion-Benton 2: The visiting Patriots rallied for the North Suburban Lake win, as Kayliegh McGovern broke up the Zee-Bees' perfect game with a single to right in the top of the fifth. Emma Oriatti then drove in McGovern to tie the score at 1-1.
A single by Alana Labaschin, some small ball and a clutch two-strike, two-out single by Taylor Koenigs drove in the go-ahead run for the Patriots in the sixth. McGovern followed it up with a solo home run, putting the Pats up 3-1. The Zee-Bees responded with a run in their half of the sixth, but Myra Peterson shut the middle of the order down.
The Patriots added two insurance runs in the seventh.
Peterson allowed 1 earned run on 5 hits, striking out two.
Carmel 12, Fenwick 2: Madi Demarco's walk-off single ended the East Suburban Catholic contest.
Claire Petrus earned the win, as Carmel (23-2) got home runs from Dani DeLozier and Amanda Elert.
Lakes 20, Grant 0: Cassidy Schaar and Jen Reed each had 3 hits for the Eagles in their North Suburban Prairie win.
Thirteen runs in the first three innings allowed the Lakes to put the game away early. A groundout by Molly Dietz, an RBI triple by Ashley Horner, RBI single by Reed and 2 errors during the first inning fueled the Eagles.
Rachel Becker racked up 3 RBI on 2 hits, including a triple. Ally Perdue kept Grant off the scoreboard for all 5 innings she was in the circle. She allowed 2 hits while ringing up 9 strikeouts.
Karlie Rotunno had a 2-run single for Lakes.
Grayslake North 8, Hampshire 5: Brooke Phillips and Katie Moats homered for the Knights in their Fox Valley Fox victory.
Prairie Ridge 7, Grayslake Central 5: Alex Johnson's 2-run homer in the top of the ninth lifted the Wolves in the Fox Valley Fox game.