Softball: Buffalo Grove advances to regional semifinal
No. 14-seeded and host Buffalo Grove advanced to the semifinals of the Warren Class 4A softball regional with a 13-3 six-inning triumph over No. 19 Wheeling in the play-in game Monday.
The Bison (9-19) will face No. 3 Warren at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Freshman Bailey Williams had a big day with the bat, collecting 4 hits including a triple and double.
Grace Gran had 2 hits for the Bison, including a double while teammates Jacqueline Bickhaus, Jasmine Avalos, Lauren Beiersdorf, Emily Carnes, winning pitcher Alyssa DePhillips, Olivia Morini and Katie Fontanetta each hit safely.
Nicole Ferraro had 2 doubles for Wheeling (1-22) while Christie Ambrose had 2 singles and Olivia Walker had one.
DePhillips earned the win over Dakota Medrano.
Maine West 10, Proviso West 0: At the Class 4A Leyden regional, No. 13 and host Maine West (9-13) defeated No. 19 Proviso West 10-0 in the play-in game.
Junior pitcher Grace Feldkamp earned the win for the Warriors while senior Kayla Pociejewski had a homer and double. Seniors Jordan Hart and Monica Liwag also doubled for West.
The Warriors earned a berth in today's 4:30 p.m. semifinal against No. 3 York at the Ballpark at Rosemont.
Streamwood 4, Hoffman Estates 1: At the Class 4A Hoffman Estates regional, the No. 14 Sabres (13-17) advanced past the No. 19 Hawks (4-26) thanks to Jessica Daley (3 RBI), who doubled in 2 runs in the fifth.
Daley got the win in the circle, going the distance allowing 7 hits on 1 run, 7 strikeouts and 3 walks. Streamwood will play No. 3 St. Charles East in a regional semifinal today at 4:30 p.m.
St. Viator 22, Benet 20: Meg Naughton was the winning pitcher in a wild final regular-season game for visiting St. Viator in Lisle.
Adeline Swiderski, Jenna Breslin, Haley Robinson and Naughton all hit home runs while Swiderski and Olivia Michalik each added a pair of doubles. Cam VanValkenburg also doubled for Viator.
For the second time this year, the Lions scored 13 runs in an inning.
St. Viator scored 3 runs in the top of the first only to see Benet score 9 in the bottom half.
"The girls came off the field and they all said, 'We've done this before, we can do it again,' " said Lions coach John Scotillo. "And they did."
The Lions (11-20, 2-12) scored 13 runs in the second inning and open Class 3A regional play Wednesday at home vs. Chicago Northside.