Softball: Newport escapes a couple jams, hits big double in Barbs’ regional final victory

ROCKFORD – Bases loaded, no one out, top of the first – not exactly the way Morgan Newport and the DeKalb softball team wanted to start against Belvidere North in the Class 4A Rockford East Regional Championship game on Saturday.
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1 (1) Sycamore
(9-0): Spartans complete perfect regular season
2 (2) Kaneland
(8-1): Knights showed no hangover effect from first loss.
3 (3) Genoa-Kingston
(5-4): Cogs left no doubt in win over Marengo.
4 (4) DeKalb
(5-4): Barbs hung on for crucial win over Rochelle.
5 (5) Hiawatha
(3-6): End of stellar career for QB Mike Mercado.

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