East, North set for third round of softball duel

Rivals St. Charles East and St. Charles North will be set to play their third softball game in 10 days when they meet in a 4A St. Charles North Regional semifinal Wednesday.

Winding down their run to the Upstate Eight Conference River Division title, the North Stars beat the visiting Saints, 6-4, on May 12 before claiming a 7-6, 13-inning win at East on May 15.

"It took 20 innings to get two wins against St. Charles East, so who knows what will happen," North coach Tom Poulin said. "It will be a battle. They're going to have all the motivation in the world. We're going to have to match that and exceed it and play to our potential in order to advance in the regional."

Wednesday's winner will face Glenbard North for the regional title at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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