HARVARD – Freshman pitcher Emily Kisch struck out 14 batters in a no-hitter Tuesday, helping the Burlington Central softball team blank Harvard, 9-0, in Big Northern Conference East play.
“Just kind of dominated,” Rockets coach Wade Maisto said. “She took care of 14 of the 21 outs on her own. A few walks [three], but it was a pretty tight strike zone. She really had a solid game.”
BC (12-1, 4-0 BNC East) rolled behind a 13-hit attack. Freshman Kelly Wiater contributed three hits and four RBIs, including a two-run home run.
St. Charles East 2, Neuqua Valley 1: At St. Charles, East (10-3, 5-3 UEC River) played sound defense behind winning pitcher Haley Beno, who struck out seven and allowed three hits in seven innings. Lexi Perez added two hits for the Saints.
St. Charles North 4, Lake Park 1: At St. Charles, Emily Brodner had a home run and three RBIs to back North (7-3, 4-1 UEC River). Kaitlyn Waslawski drew three walks, and winning pitcher Sabrina Rabin struck out six in the complete game.
Metea Valley 15, Geneva 0 (5 inn.): At Geneva, Anna Geary doubled for Geneva (3-8, 1-5 UEC River), which committed six errors and allowed 10 fourth-inning runs.
Batavia 19, East Aurora 0 (5 inn.): At Batavia, Erin Costigan and Sami Villarreal tripled as part of Batavia’s 19-hit outburst.
Kaneland 3, DeKalb 1: At DeKalb, Blake Sowell struck out seven in a complete-game three-hitter in the opening game of a scheduled doubleheader. Kaneland (5-6, 2-0 NI Big 12 East) and DeKalb were tied, 3-all, in the fifth when the nightcap was suspended because of darkness. The game is set to resume Thursday.
St. Francis 2, Wheaton Academy 1: At West Chicago, winning pitcher Jason Sullivan allowed one unearned run in a complete game for St. Francis (6-5, 4-1).
Sullivan also singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth. Warriors righty Jake Cousins struck out eight.
Burlington Central 8, Harvard 0: At Burlington, Alex Bell spaced five hits, one walk and 13 strikeouts in a complete-game effort for BC (5-4, 4-0 BNC East).
Aurora Central Catholic 3, St. Edward 0: At Elgin, Matt Miller struck out 15 in a one-hit shutout, keying ACC’s 13th consecutive win. The Chargers improved to 14-1 (6-0 SCC Gold).
Kaneland 4, Yorkville 1: At Yorkville, Brittany Olson scored two goals and had an assist for Kaneland (4-4-1, 3-1 NI Big 12 East), which raced to a 4-0 lead at intermission. The Knights’ Michelle Ortiz and Madi Jurcenko also scored.
St. Charles North 7, Streamwood 0: At St. Charles, North (5-2, 3-1 UEC River) yielded a combined five games in the dual. Singles winners Dom Amalraj, Grant Spellman and Matt Ernst all cruised, 6-0, 6-0.
Wheaton Academy 3, St. Francis 2: At West Chicago, Wheaton Academy won two of three doubles matches – including a victory from Jack Bell and Reid Bertsche in the top slot – to prevail in SCC play. St. Francis’ Chris Chacko won at No. 1 singles.
St. Charles East 2, Streamwood 0 (25-15, 25-16): At St. Charles, Tom Dieter (five kills) and R.J. Yoder (four) sparked East (8-12, 1-0 UEC River).
St. Charles North 2, Elgin 0 (25-14, 25-19): At St. Charles, Pat Misiewicz had 22 assists for North (13-2, 1-0 UEC River), while Kevin Beach smacked 10 kills.
Geneva 2, Larkin 0 (25-20, 25-14): At Elgin, Will Hince and Nathan Jesko had 11 assists apiece for Geneva, which also used 15 Mason Stierwalt kills to win its UEC River opener.
Geneva takes triangular: At Geneva, Geneva won three of four relays en route to 120 team points and an easy triangular victory against South Elgin (41) and Bartlett (23). Kathryn Adelman (11:27 in the 3,200 meters) and Allie Pospisil (91-9 in the discus) were among the Vikings’ individual winners.
East Aurora 9, St. Charles East 6: At Aurora, Krupa Patel was a double-winner for East.