Kankakee Valley gets another tape-measure win — PREP SOFTBALL


Kankakee Valley gets another tape-measure win — PREP SOFTBALL

Allee Griffith came to the plate with two on and a chance to win the game for her team - which she did by hitting an RBI-single to center. Casey Shaw had two hits and four RBIs and Andrew Krzanak added a 2-for-4 day with a double and an RBI.

But in the top of the third, the Lady Titans tied the game at 1-1 when Charlotte Pillen reached on a fielder's choice and Keagan Rico hammered an RBI triple down the right field line.

It wasn't until the bottom of the 12th when King singled up the middle to put a man on base, followed by sophomore Bryce Kelley who singled to left to put runners in scoring position. Megan Fox and Anna Walker led off the bottom of the sixth with back-to-back singles. The first game started off great with yet another DiMeo home run, which was her sixth of the season.

The Mavericks were able to tag Bradey Welsh with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but that was all the Marshfield, Mo., native would allow. The Trojans were technically the home team but the game was played at O-A and the Hornets capitalized on the home field advantage. With senior Emily Anderson in the circle for the Jackets, the Panthers dropped a double into shallow right field to put a runner on second. Against Windsor (1-4, 3-6), the Vikings trailed 5-1 after the first inning after the Jaguars rapped out five hits and added two walks in their first time up at bat. Haley Peaslee went 2 for 4 for the Broncos with three RBIs, while No. 9 hitter Kayli Boucher went 2 for 3 with a sac bunt and a pair of runs.

Novack tripled and scored on a single by Haley Edwards.

Along with Madison Procyk, Sam Schiebe is part of a Masuk High softball pitching tandem that has allowed just one run in five games - all wins - to start the year. Another double, this time to left center, plated the runner from second and Pitt took the early lead at 1-0. Ricker was called out with a grounder to third base putting Casey on second and Carly Rennie (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) on first with two outs. He had a clutch two-run single to center in DU's four-run fifth inning.

Despite a 7-3 loss in the regular-season finale Wednesday night against Springfield in extra innings, the Wolverines enter the postseason 12-8 on the season and are now ranked sixth in the latest Division III power rankings. Kylie Davis singled Landes home to cap the frame for the Arabians.

After Gerdes and Ecker each walked, Foellner scored on a sacrifice fly ball by Hastings. Sarti then doubled home a run and scored on an error.

Lauren Quintana, sophomore pitcher, earned the win with her 5.2 innings of work. W - Frye (7-0). Erik Dusseldorp (L 1-1) Ty Engle (7) and Dan Clancy. After dropping their opener to Marist, coach Jeff Tarala's squad has won eight-straight victories with the latest coming on Friday when they beat rival Lincoln-Way West 9-3 in a SouthWest Suburban Red Conference road game.