SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Manteno advances to regional championship; Grant Park ends season at sectionals
IHSA Class 3A Bishop McNamara Regional
Manteno 16, Hillcrest 0 (4 innings)
Manteno utterly destroyed Hillcrest in its Class 3A Bishop McNamara Regional semifinal matchup.
The Panthers piled on 14 runs in the bottom of the first inning alone. Kori Fricke and Jessie Santoro combined for four shutout innings in the circle.
Lexi Bowdish doubled, homered and drove in five runs for Manteno in the win. Maddie Lacer went 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs. Fricke was 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.
Manteno advanced to Friday’s regional championship game against the winner of today’s semifinal tilt between Bishop McNamara and Thornton.IHSA Class 1A Shabbona Indian Creek Sectional
Marquette 13, Grant Park 0 (5 innings)
The Dragons’ season came to an end in the semifinal round of the Class 1A Shabbona Sectional.
Amanda Williams doubled and stole a base for Grant Park in the loss.