Softball: Ingemunson's RBI single lifts Rolling Meadows
Rolling Meadows and Wheeling played the closest Mid-Suburban softball game on Wednesday.
Junior Sara Ingemunson's RBI single in the top of the sixth inning proved to be the difference in the visiting Mustangs' 2-1 MSL East triumph.
Ingemunson ended up 2-for-3 while teammate Sara Benner (2-for-4) had the other RBI for Meadows (11-7, 4-4). Teammates Sammy Elenz, Sam Benner and Sam Allen (1 run) each had 1 hit.
Kendra Herring (5-1) threw a 6-hitter with 3 strikeouts to earn the win over Emmie LaCaeyse, who allowed 7 hits and struck out six.
Danni Moser went 2-for-4 and had the RBI for the Wildcats (2-10, 0-7) while LaCaeyse was also 2-for-4 with a double.
Nikki Niznik and Giuliana Geati each had 1 hit for the hosts.
Hersey 6, Prospect 3: Senior Brianna Luciano was the winning pitcher (9 strikeouts) and belted a homer while going 2-for-4 with a double for visiting Hersey which raised its record to 9-4 and 3-3 in the MSL East. Other key hitters for the Huskies were Makayla Tsagalis (2-for-5, 2B) and Chloe Gordon (2-for-4, 2B). Emalee Depa struck out 13 for Prospect (5-10, 2-5).
Fremd 16, Hoffman Estates 0 (5 inn): Senior Hailey Hazlett (5-3) threw a shutout with 9 strikeouts for visiting Fremd (10-4, 6-1). The Vikings' 18-hit attack was led by Cali DiVito (3-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI), Ava Jordan (3-of-4, HR) and Elaina Kraus (3-for-4, 2 RBI). McKenna Schneider added a triple for Fremd. Jayleen Suarez (2-for-2) and Ryan Cloherty (1-for-2) led the offense for Hoffman Estates (1-15, 0-6) while pitcher Emily Grossi struck out three.
Barrington 12, Conant 2 (6 inn): Senior leadoff hitter Katherine Stagnito went 4-for-4 with a home run, 4 runs and 1 RBI to lead the offense for host Barrington (15-3, 6-1) in the MSL West. Other top hitters for the Fillies were Kendall Peterson (3-for-4, 2 runs), Brynn Nevers (3-for-3, 2B), RBI), Leyden Atlas (2-for-3, HR, 2B, 3 RBI), Gina Magro (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and Ellie Wintringer (2-for-4, RBI). Barbara Covek (11-3) wen the final three innings to pick up the win, allowing no hits and striking out five. Emily Taucher, Morgan Long, Emma Wokurka and Ali Falcone had the hits for Conant (1-12, 1-6).
Palatine 15, Schaumburg 0 (4 innings): Wisconsin-Whitewater recruit Rhiann Dick (12-1) threw a 1-hitter and struck out four for the visiting Pirates (15-1, 7-0), who were led by Amanda Stanczuk (3-for-3, HR, 2B, 7 RBI), Kaitlyn Reed (3-for-4, HR, 3 runs), Emily Brinckerhoff (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI) and Chase Friel (2-for-3, HR). Dick also doubled. "We worked really well as a team," Friel said. "We hit all around and helped each other out. Being on a winning streak (15 in a row) has helped us to come together and work cohesively."
"The game was a great team win," Stancuzk added. "One through nine we hit the ball well and it was so fun to watch."
Talia Torosian had the only hit for Schaumburg (7-13, 3-5).
Maine West 18, Maine East 1 (5 inn): Visiting Maine West (8-9, 3-1) received a 4-hitter from sophomore Abby Gawlinski with 6 strikeouts and no walks. Junior Brianna Migaczewski belted a homer and senior Olivia Feldkamp went 2-for-3 with a double for West in the CSL North game.
Willowbrook 3, Leyden 0 (8 inn): Visiting Willowbrook scored 3 runs in the top of the eighth inning to blank the Eagles (13-4) in the WSC Gold. Caitlyn Kulczyski threw a 1-hitter for Willowbrook (only hit by Eagles' Clarissa Messina) while Leyden's Emma Bertsche allowed 5 hits and struck out eight.
Carmel 9, St. Viator 7: Carmel scored 2 run in the bottom of the seventh to edge the visiting Lions (5-12, 1-5) in the ESCC. Leading the Lions' offense were Cece Kaiser (3-for-4), pitcher Gianna Saverino (2-for-4) and Marissa Zanon (2B).