Prep softball: Sycamore softball downs Streator

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

Sycamore softball won its season opener with an 8-4 victory over Streator on Thursday.

Taylor Zak got the win after pitching three innings in relief, giving up one run on four hits. Jordan Shultz was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI while Becca Schroeder was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Abby Foulk went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Jasmyne Taylor was also 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for the Spartans (1-0).

“For it only being our second day on dirt, the girls really put together an awesome team performance,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. “We played some outstanding defense to get us out of a jam in the 5th inning, including diving plays by Claire Koertner and Jordyn Shultz.”



Barbs win opener: DeKalb defeated Belvidere, 15-2, in five innings inside at the REC Center.

Sabrina Killeen was 4 for 4 with three runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases while Hannah Walter was 2 for 4 with an RBI and two stolen bases.

Jessica Townsend finished 3 for 4 with three RBIs and Haley Tadd was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a stolen base.

Katie Kowalski got the win, pitching three shutout innings and striking out six batters.

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