Alden-Hebron softball scored seven runs in the final two innings to come from behind and beat Hiawatha, 12-11, Tuesday in Kirkland in the quarterfinals of the IHSA Class 1A Alden-Hebron Regional. The Giants advance to face No. 1-seeded Dakota at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hebron.
Zoe Deeringer pitched all seven innings, striking out 11 for the Giants (7-14). She also went 2 for 4 with a triple, a home run and five RBIs. Anna Webber went 3 for 4, scoring three runs. Katie Rosio went 4 for 5 with two runs scored and three RBIs.
Huntley 5, Cary-Grove 0: At Cary-Grove, Sofia Tenuta went 3 for 4 with an RBI for Huntley in a Fox Valley Conference win over C-G. Huntley (24-5, 12-1 FVC) clinched at least a share of the FVC title with the victory. Tiffany Giese went 2 for 4 with a double.
Giese pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out one. Briana Bower pitched three scoreless innings.
For C-G (14-9, 6-7), Katy Wieczorek went 1 for 2, and Frankie Cruz went 2 for 3.
McHenry 9, DeKalb 0: At DeKalb, McHenry’s Ashley Dehmlow pitched a one-hit shutout. She struck out five and walked three while also going 2 for 4 at the plate.
Kate Funk hit a home run and had two RBIs for McHenry (9-14). Jocelyn Currie went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, while Tori Boysen went 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
Hampshire 5, Crystal Lake Central 0: At Hampshire, the Whip-Purs’ Jasmine Lopez pitched a shutout in FVC play, allowing four hits.
Delaney Rummell went 3 for 3 with a double and a run scored for Hampshire (14-10, 8-6). Morgan Haefling went 2 for 3.
For Central (7-15, 2-12), Ellie Berg went 2 for 3. Lily Sternberg took the loss, allowing two runs (none earned) in three innings.
Marengo 3, Woodstock North 2: At Marengo, Hannah Ritter singled, then stole second, third and home in the seventh to give the Indians (21-4, 11-0) a walk-off victory in their Kishwaukee River Conference game against the Thunder (14-10, 5-5).
The win gave Marengo the KRC title outright, its fifth consecutive conference championship.
Haley Minogue struck out two and allowed two earned runs in the complete-game win. Grace Houghton and Christy Lee each drove in a run for the Indians.
Ellie Thurow struck out 10 and allowed five hits for the Thunder. She also drove in a run. Chloe Vermett was 2 for 3 with a run scored, and Piper Benedict was 2 for 2 with an RBI.
Richmond-Burton 5, Johnsburg 3: At Johnsburg, Peyton Bannon homered and drove in two runs, and Sophie Schwegel allowed one run in four innings as the Rockets (8-6, 7-4) won their KRC game over the Skyhawks (5-16, 2-9).
Jesse Klicker pitched the first three innings and scored twice. Rachel Baker was 2 for 4 with one RBI and Hannah Rudkin also knocked in a run.
Johnsburg’s Kara Linkletter was 1 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Megan Patterson was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Harvard 3-1, Woodstock 2-6: At Harvard, Emma Ackland allowed one earned run and struck out five as the Hornets (6-11, 1-9) won the first game of a KRC doubleheader to gain a split with the Blue Streaks (8-10, 3-7).
Arely Renteria Pena and Jennah Brookner both homered for the Hornets in the opener. Renteria Pena was 3 for 3 with a double, Brookner was 3 for 3 with two RBIs.
Taylor Spanbauer was 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Streaks, while Abby Primus was 2 for 4.
Primus homered and drove in three runs as Woodstock won the second game.
Nichole Piquette struck out nine and allowed four hits for the victory. Piquette and Spanbauer drove in a run each for the Streaks. Katie Walsh was 2 for 3 and scored a run.
Daniela Garcia was 1 for 3 and scored Harvard’s lone run.
Cary-Grove 1, South Elgin 0: At the Class 3A Dundee-Crown Regional, Maggie Mason scored the game’s only goal in C-G’s win over South Elgin. Kelly Stayart recorded the assist. The Trojans move on to Friday’s regional final.
Barrington 8, McHenry 0: At the Class 3A Rockford Auburn Regional, the Warriors (2-10-2) lost to the defending Class 3A state champions.
Huntley 14, Dundee-Crown 4 (5 inn.): At Huntley, the Red Raiders scored 12 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to erase a 4-2 deficit and extend their winning streak to seven. Matt Rodriguez hit a home run and drove in four runs, going 3 for 3.
Zach Model, Chris Costantino, A.J. Henkle and Evan Tocmo each hit doubles for the Raiders (24-5, 15-4). Hunter Rumachik pitched five innings, allowing four runs (three earned), and striking out four.
Erik Hedmark hit a double and drove in two runs for D-C (6-24, 3-18 FVC).
Woodstock 5, Marengo 2: At Woodstock, Kyle Dehn-Franklin struck out 11 over 6 1/3 innings for the Blue Streaks in a KRC win. He allowed two runs, one earned, and walked two.
Logan List drove in three runs, and Dylan Grisolia went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI for Woodstock (7-17, 6-10).
Justin Oine went 2 for 3 with a stolen base for Marengo (8-15, 5-9). Jake LaSota drew three walks and scored a run.
Crystal Lake South 7, Crystal Lake Central 1: At Crystal Lake, Kyle Hetherington hit a home run and drove in three runs for South in an FVC victory at crosstown rival Central. Noah Tyrell went 3 for 4 with a double for the Gators (11-14-1, 8-12).
Blake Kuffel and Kyle Lang combined to hold the Tigers (15-16, 9-14) to one run. Lang struck out five in four innings of relief.
Central’s Reece Mensching hit a double. Alec Bolanowski went 3 for 4.
Cary-Grove 9, Jacobs 2 (8 inn.): At Algonquin, Cary-Grove scored eight runs in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie in FVC play. C-G’s Billy Blank hit a triple and drove in three runs. Ryan Ignoffo went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for the Trojans (16-10-1, 12-10).
Bryan Belo went 2 for 3 with a double for the Golden Eagles (16-11-1, 12-8). Daniel Murray went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Burlington Central 11, Harvard 1: At Harvard, Dylan Stephens went 1 for 1, drawing three walks, and had one RBI for the Hornets (9-16, 5-11) in their KRC loss.
Johnsburg 8, Woodstock North 1: At Woodstock, the Skyhawks’ Adam Jayko struck out seven and allowed five hits over six innings in their KRC win over the Thunder (8-17-1, 5-11).
Eli Alanis was 1 for 3 with three RBIs for the Skyhawks (14-12, 9-8). Trevor Wotring was 2 for 3 and scored twice. Jayko, Aidan Stark and Shane Graef also drove in runs.
Jacob Laha was 2 for 2 and scored the Thunder’s lone run.
Marian Central 11, Benet 10: At Woodstock, Josh Taylor homered twice, and Isaac Kaufmann homered and tripled as the Hurricanes (6-12-1, 1-9) defeated the Redwings in their East Suburban Catholic Conference game.
Marian’s Nos. 3 through 6 batters accounted for all 11 RBIs in the game. Kaufmann was 3 for 4 with three RBIs, Jonathon McKenna was 3 for 4 with one RBI, Josh Arejola had a double and knocked in three and Taylor drove in four.