Softball: Crystal Lake South tops Hampshire to stay unbeaten
Crystal Lake South 11, Hampshire 4: The Gators (11-0) scored early on a double by Emily Sulikowski, a single by Maddie Bush, and a single by Skylar Olsen in the first inning, and went on to win despite giving up 3 runs in the first inning. Christina Toniolo earned the win for Crystal Lake South, lasting seven innings, allowing 4 hits and 4 runs while striking out six. Miki Snider led the offense for Hampshire (3-6) with 2 hits including a home run. Katie Del Re took the loss for the Whip-Purs, going six innings, allowing 13 hits while striking out two.
Huntley 8, Cary-Grove 5: After a back and forth volley through seven innings, Huntley (11-3) scored 3 runs in the top of the eighth inning and Cary-Grove could not answer in the bottom. The Red Raiders saw the ball extremely well, knocking out 19 hits, including 4 hits from Kendra Mitchell and a home run from Tegan O'Rilley. Emma Hill suffered the loss for Cary-Grove (4-3), going all 8 innings, allowing 7 runs and striking out eight.
Dundee-Crown 10, Prairie Ridge 0: The Chargers (3-5) only needed 6 innings to earn a big win at home. Mariana Lewis, Cady English and Caleigh Gertz each collected 3 hits to lead the offense. Gertz earned the complete game victory for Dundee-Crown, allowing 5 hits and striking out three.
Burlington Central 13, Woodstock 2: It was a slow start for the Rockets (7-1), down 2-0 heading into the sixth. Burlington Central put 4 runs on the board in the top of the sixth and exploded for 9 runs in the seventh inning. The Rockets had 16 hits in the game, including 3 a piece from Reili Gardner, Lindsay Jamrozek and Alisyn Catenacci.
Jacobs 3, McHenry 0: Delaney Garden threw a shutout for Jacobs (4-3) and the offense handled the rest. Sarah Lynch had 2 hits in 3 plate appearances to lead the offense for the Golden Eagles.
Bartlett 12, Elgin 1: The Hawks made short work of Elgin, taking this game in 5 innings. Abby Sensor led the Maroons with 2 hits and an RBI. Aaliyah Morales suffered the loss. Vanessa Rincon picked up the win for Bartlett, giving up a run on 3 hits and striking out six in 3 innings of work.
South Elgin 4, Streamwood 0: Sophia Salazar and Geneva Pollman joined forces for South Elgin (7-4) to blank Streamwood. The Storm scored the only run they would need on a second inning single from Kaylie Humes, but a 3-run seventh inning sealed the win. Taylyr Crocilla suffered the loss for Streamwood (4-2) allowing 4 runs on 2 hits and striking out four in a complete game effort.
Larkin 30, East Aurora 4: The bats came alive in a big way for the Royals (3-3, 2-0) led by 4 hits, including a home run, from Ashley Miller, 4 hits and 4 runs scored for Delany Newman, and a 5-for-5 day for Audrina Escobar, including a home run. Brynne Farnswoth went 4 innings for Larkin, striking out nine and allowing 4 runs on 4 hits.
Naperville Central 5, Geneva 2: It was a tough offensive day for Geneva (1-6) getting only 2 runs across the plate on 7 hits. Sam Keller had a double for the Vikings and Shelly Deisz suffered the loss.
Aurora Central Catholic 15, Fenton 2: Powerful bats and an even scoring spread led the Chargers (13-1) to a big win. Izzy Hernandez earned the win, throwing 5⅓ innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and striking out 12. Hernandez also led the offensive onslaught with 3 hits, along with Lizzie Albert who also collected 3 hits.
Indian Creek 11, Aurora Christian 7: Grace Folino led the offense for Aurora Christian (0-5) with a home run, RBI and run scored. TJ Luse added a triple and 2 runs scored.