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Prairie Ridge softball sweeps Sycamore

Kirsten Stevens supplied both power and pitching dominance for the Prairie Ridge softball team in the first game of a doubleheader sweep against Sycamore on Saturday. 

Stevens struck out nine and hit two home runs for the Wolves in a 10-0, five-inning shutout. Courtney Emricson struck out six to earn the 9-8 win for Prairie Ridge in the second.

The Wolves held Sycamore to nine consecutive scoreless innings before the Spartans scored three in the fifth and five in the seventh.

Prairie Ridge pounded out 27 hits in the two games.  

“We were going pretty good and made a couple mental mistakes,” Buck said. “We were hitting the ball well and didn’t have many strikeouts.” 

Sarah Rohlof and Alyssa Doomis both homered for the Wolves. 

Libertyville Tournament: Angela Tribuzio doubled and homered for Huntley in a 2-0 loss against Libertyville and a 7-0 win against Vernon Hills. Also for the Red Red Raiders (9-2), Ashley Laxner (2-0) gave up two hits in the win against Vernon Hills.  

Mundelein 15, Johnsburg 4: At Mundelein, Rachel Barnett drove in three runs for the Skyhawks (3-6) in a nonconference loss.


Lakes Invitational: At Lake Villa, Nicolette Kruczek scored for Woodstock North (1-6) in losses to Vernon Hills (5-0) and Antioch (2-1). 

Crystal Lake Central 6, Grant 2: At Fox Lake, Katie Beck scored three goals for the Tigers (2-4-1) in a nonconference win. 

Lakes Tournament: At Lake Villa, Richmond-Burton won the tournament, defeating Zion-Benton 2-0 in the semifinals and Lakes 2-1 on a penalty kick shootout in the championship.

Miki Winker scored for the Rockets (7-0-1) in the first game and assisted a Hally Havlicek goal in the second game.


Lake Park Invitational: At Roselle, Emily Michalski took sixth in the high jump (4-10) and eighth in the long jump (15-2) to lead Dundee-Crown, which finished with seven points at the 15-team invitational. New Trier won with 96 points.

• Rob Smith and Andrew Hansen contributed to this report. 

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