The Huntley softball team defeated Crystal Lake South, 8-6, on Wednesday in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game.
The Red Raiders (17-8, 5-6 FVC Valley) scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning to take an early lead before the Gators tied the score with four of their own in the fourth.
After the Red Raiders took a two-run lead into the sixth, the Gators (11-9, 3-8 FVC Valley) scored two runs in the sixth, but Huntley added two more in the bottom half and hung on for the win. Ashley Laxner earned the win after going 11/3 innings. Shannon Walsh hit a home run for the Red Raiders.
Hampshire 7, Woodstock 2: At Hampshire, Jennifer Hurst earned the win for the Whip-Purs (8-16, 3-6 FVC Fox). She went all seven innings and struck out nine batters while only allowing five hits.
Rachel Lohmeyer took the loss for Woodstock (3-14, 1-8 FVC Fox).
Grayslake North 5, Crystal Lake Central 1: At Crystal Lake, Sara McConnell scored the only run for the Tigers (12-6, 7-1 FVC Fox) in the bottom of the sixth in a home loss.
Megan Mahaffy went all seven innings for the Tigers but took the loss as she allowed five runs, although only one was earned. The Tigers made four errors in the loss.
The teams are tied atop the FVC Fox Division with 7-1 conference records.
Marengo 5, Genoa-Kingston 1: At Marengo, Stephanie Cartwright had two RBIs in the win for the Indians (18-7, 6-2 Big Northern Conference East Division).
Marengo pitcher Abby Kissack pitched seven innings and recorded 11 strikeouts while allowing only one run.
Jacobs 10, Grayslake Central 9: At Algonquin, the Golden Eagles (12-10, 4-4 FVC Valley) scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 10-9 lead they wouldn’t give back.
Emily Borg went 1 for 1 with a home run, and Jacqueline Hengler went 2 for 3 with a double in the win.
Cary-Grove 8, Dundee-Crown 1: At Carpentersville, Sarah Leudo went 2 for 2 with a double and a triple in the win for the Trojans (17-3, 8-2 FVC Valley).
Amanda Eissler hit a solo home run in the first inning for the Chargers (3-14, 0-9 FVC Valley). The homer was the only run for D-C in the loss.
Prairie Ridge 14, Johnsburg 4 (5 inn.): At Crystal Lake, Courtney Emricson improved to 4-0 for the Wolves (20-3), with Emily Widger going 2 for 2 with a home run in their FVC crossover win.
Bri Baer had a home run for the Skyhawks (8-13).
Huntley 6, Hampshire 1: At Hampshire, the Red Raiders (15-3-1, 4-1 FVC Valley) scored four first-half goals.
Hampshire (6-11, 2-2 FVC Fox) scored its lone goal on a direct kick in the 60th minute.
The Red Raiders will close out the regular season against Prairie Ridge on Thursday at home with the FVC Valley title on the line.