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04/28/2017 11:31 AM -

Athlete: Amy Kaniewski (18U Travel Team)
Munster's Amy Kaniewski strikes out 10 in rivalry win over Lake Central
Mention: “An offseason trip to Texas with the Taylor Made Titans was the wake-up call Amy Kaniewski didn’t know she wanted long before the first pitch of her junior season.
The Munster pitcher took a somewhat last-minute invitation last summer to play with the travel unit in the ASA nationals, where her team took ninth. She expected it might lead to good things in the high school season. Kaniewski certainly showed off for the Mustangs Tuesday as The Times No. 6 Munster Mustangs blanked No. 2 Lake Central 4-0 in the season opener for both teams.”


Athlete: Halle Arends (16U-KK Travel Team)
Article: Place-ment test: Abbey Place helps Naperville Central get back to winning ways
Mention: “In place of Stark came sophomore Halle Arends, whose increased velocity halted Benet's momentum and sealed the win.”


Athlete: 16U CV Taylor Fall (16U-CV Travel Team)
Article: Fall Rises And Lifts Lady Cats To Seneca Tourney Title
Mention: “Fall threw a whopping 16 innings within the circle, allowing just two earned runs all day while striking out 15 and walking only one as the Lady Bobcats posted a 2-1 record and a 7-1 victory over the host Lady Irish in the championship game of the proceedings.”


Athlete: 16U CV Taylor Fall (16U-CV Travel Team)
Article: Fall Perfect All Around In Lady 'Cats Win
Mention: “Not only did the Somonauk junior pitcher throw a perfect game with 11 strikeouts against Serena on Thursday afternoon, but the all-state performer accented her perfection within the circle with an epic day at the plate. Fall went 3-for-4 at the dish with seven runs batted in, including an RBI groundout, a run-scoring double, a grand-slam home run and a walk-off inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth that capped off an incredible individual performance and led the Lady Bobcats to a 10-0 Little Ten Conference triumph over the Lady Huskers. “

Athlete: Hannah Theobald (16U-CV Travel Team)
Article: Kaneland Surprises West Aurora to win Fox Valley Tournament
Mention: Kaneland cleanup hitter Hannah Theobald knew she had her hands full when she stepped into the batter's box Saturday against West Aurora ace Hannah Beatus in the championship game of the Fox Valley Tournament. Theobald delivered the biggest hit of the game, a long home run over the center field fence to start the scoring in Kaneland's 2-1 victory over the fifth-ranked team in the area.”

Athlete: Jalen Lisberg (16U-CV Travel Team)
Article: Batavia's Lisberg throws perfect game
Mention: “Jaelen Lisberg threw a 5-inning perfect game Wednesday as the Batavia softball team defeated Elgin 12-0 in Upstate Eight River action. Lisberg struck out 9 and didn't walk a batter.”

Athletes: Taylor Herschbach and Erin Kleffman (16UEG – Travel Teams)
Article: Elena Woulfe keeps hits coming as Lockport reigns at Celtic Invitational
Mention: “While Taylor Herschbach, Tara McElligott and Emily Dybas had three hits each. Erin Kleffman pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to shut down a Downers Grove North rally and assure the win for starter Elly Hagen.

Kleffman, meanwhile, is off to a good start in her first varsity season. The sophomore right-hander is 1-0 as a starter. She entered Saturday's game with the Porters clinging to a 12-9 lead with two outs in the top of the fifth. Kleffman recorded the third out on a called third strike, then retired six of the final seven batters."I just made sure my focus was there when I came in," Kleffman said. "I had to trust myself with the pitches I was throwing. I knew my job was to come in, throw strikes and get outs. "Coming up to the varsity, it's a great feeling. Knowing the competition is strong is pushing me to work harder. It has definitely helped me build my confidence."

Athlete: Kristina Sherwin (14UCW- Travel Team)
Article: Softball: St. Francis Coach Remus Reaches 400 Wins
Mention: “The Spartans worked quickly in the first two innings of Game 1 scoring 10 runs on 9 hits. The big blasts were an RBI triple from Kristina Sherwin and run-scoring doubles from Josie Smith and Riley Banigan in the second.”

Athlete: Rachel Martinez (16U-EG/JF - Travel Team)
Mention: "In Varsity Softball action last week, the Friars (5-1-1) defeated De La Salle 6-1. Grace Tucek got the win, striking out 11. Giselle Diaz and Tucek left the offense with multiple hits. The Friars defeated Regina 1-0 with Cassie Lee striking out 17 in the extra inning victory. Alyssa Syramaglia and Rachel Martinez hit back to back doubles to score the winning run."

Athlete: Emily Vierbrock (16U-KK - Travel Team)
Mention: "Geneva 12, Streamwood 2: The Vikings (11-2, 5-0) scored 3 runs in the first, third, forth, and fifth innings for the Upstate Eight Conference River win. Emily Viebrock improved to 6-0. Katie Keller homered and doubled twice. Molly Wreen and Alyssa Kramer also had doubles."

Athlete: Jessica Kramp (16U-KK - Travel Team)
Mention: "St. Edward 18, Timothy Christian 0: Jessy Kramp tossed a no-hitter for the Green Wave (4-10), striking out 13 and walking two, Kramp also had 3 hits including a double and triple and drove in three runs. Emily Stapay scored three runs and drove in two for St. Edward, who capitalized on 12 walks and 7 errors.

Athlete: Rachel Trader (14UKK- Travel Team)
Article: Morris Duo Share An Uncommon Bond
Mention: “The Morris softball team has a unique demonstration of that this season, but it goes deeper than just players’ personal preference. Pitcher Abby Burns and catcher Rachel Trader share a connection that not many in their age group have. Click the link  to read more.”

Athlete: Rachel Trader (16U-KK)
Article: Morris softball bounces back with shutout win vs. Ottawa
Mention: "That brought up the Morris cleanup hitter, junior Rachel Trader. On the first pitch, the squeeze bunt sign was on, but Trader bunted foul. After taking another strike, Trader got a pitch she could handle and hit a fly to left. Gerischer tagged and scored, giving Morris a 1-0 lead."

Athlete: Taylor Fall (16U-CV)
Article: Fall perfect again for 20-win Somonauk
Mention: "Somonauk Lady Bobcats ace Tayler Fall worked her second perfect game of the past three weeks Friday, tossing a flawless five innings in her team's 10-0 blanking of visiting Kirkland Hiawatha."

Athlete: Emily Viebrock (16U-KK)
Article: Geneva wins 20th in a row, snaps West Aurora's 31-game UEC streak
Mention: "Thanks to freshman pitcher Emily Viebrock and some flawless plays by her defense behind her, it is Geneva now with 20 wins in a row while handing West Aurora its first conference loss in three seasons, 2-0."

Athlete: Kyra Kroll (18U)
Article: With aggressive approach, Kyra Kroll sets tone for York softball
Mention: "Pitching to York junior Kyra Kroll is always a challenge. Inside or out, high or low, she's likely to get her bat on the ball, put it in play and make something happen on the basepaths."

Athlete: Lexi Bowdish (16U-EG)
Article: Panthers open floodgates in fifth inning, pound Blue Devils
Mention: In the middle of that hit brigade was Panthers third baseman Lexi Bowdish, who was 3-for-3 with two runs, a double and a pair of RBIs.