Girls roundup: Marian Central softball goes 3-0 in Rockford East Invite

The Marian Central softball team went 3-0 at the Rockford East Invite on Saturday in Rockford to win its pool. The Hurricanes won, 7-4, against Rockford Jefferson, 6-3, against Hampshire and 8-3 in six innings against Durand.

Jenn Giesey had a big day for the Hurricanes (3-3). Giesey (1-2) went 3 for 4 with a double, triple, two runs and an RBI in the first game. She pitched in the second, going seven innings giving up only three runs, and followed that by going 1 for 2 with two RBIs and three runs in the final game. 

Grace Shukis (1-0) and Maddie Peters (1-1) both struck out seven and pitched complete games. Sarah Schaefer combined to go 6 for 6 with an RBI and a triple in the first and third game. 

The Whip-Purs (5-3) went 2-1 on the day, with a 19-0 victory over Rockford Jefferson and a 19-2 decision over Durand. Peyton DeChant hit three home runs in the two wins and had 11 RBIs on the day. Aly Snider also hit a home run against Jefferson.

Round Lake 14-10, Woodstock 10-7: At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks lost both games in the nonconference doubleheader. Woodstock scored 10 runs in the final four innings of the first game to almost come back. Samantha Baker was 2 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs. Rachel Lohmeyer was 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI and Shelby Vansickle went 4 for 4 with a double and a triple.

In the second game, Round Lake scored six runs in the top of the seventh to come back for the win. Hannah Marsili was 3 for 4 with three doubles and five RBIs. 

Harvard 3, Woodstock North 1: At Harvard, the Hornets (3-1) picked up a nonconference win after scoring a run in three straight innings. Erica Stalo and Kaylee Biscke each had a double and Maty Brincks (3-1) struck out 10. 

Kellie Smith had the lone RBI for the Thunder (0-3). 

Cary-Grove 1-8, Carmel 12-2: At Cary, Caroline Zasadil allowed two hits over seven innings as the Trojans (1-1) rallied to split their season-opening, nonconference doubleheader against the Corsairs.

Sarah Purtura had a double in the second game and had two hits, with a double and an RBI, in the opener. Jamie Deering added two hits in the second game.

Zasadil did not have a strikeout, but also did not walk a batter.


Johnsburg 2, Jacobs 0: At Johnsburg, Delaney Pruitt scored two first-half goals to lead the Skyhawks (2-1) in their first shutout of the season. 

Taylor Piggott assisted on both of Pruitt's goals. Pruitt has five goals in the first three matches of the season. Goalkeeper Amanda Cherwin made three first-half saves and teammate Amy Majercik made two in the second half.

Cary-Grove 1, Elk Grove 0: At Cary, Alex Airhart scored an unassisted goal in the first half for the Trojans (2-3-1) in their nonconference win.

Crystal Lake Central 1, Lakes 0: At Crystal Lake, Katie Beck converted a penalty shot in the first two minutes to give the Tigers (3-1) the win. Kaitlyn Dayton made eight saves to earn the shutout. 

Huntley Invite: At Huntley, the Red Raiders (5-2) went 1-1 on the day, losing to Harlem, 2-1, before taking third place at the invite with a 1-0 win over Glenbard North. Taryn Jakubowski scored in the first game with an assist from Beth Parks and Autumn Maraviglia scored the only goal of the second game with an assist from Jessica Helm. Jessica Galason made seven saves in the two games. 

Marengo finished in seventh place at the invite after going 1-1 on the day. Marengo lost to Hononegah, 6-0, before defeating Montini, 1-0. Kate Kasch scored the lone goal for the Indians (3-2) and Makayla Pfeiffer made 15 saves in the two games. 

LaSalle-Peru Tournament: At LaSalle, Woodstock went 2-0 on the day to claim the round-robin championship. The Blue Streaks (3-0) won the first game against LaSalle-Peru, 12-0, then beat Rock Island, 4-1. Anna Lopatin had four straight assists in the first game, and followed that up with a hat trick in the second game. Emma Thill had two goals and two assists and Kirsten Schreiner added two goals on the day. 

• Joe Stevenson, Patrick Mason and Kevin Meyer contributed to this report.

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