SoBos capture 1A regional title

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Photo by Dustin Lervik The South Beloit regional champions include (L-R): Jenna Lynde, Kristina Counts, Emily Torres, Kalle Arrington, Alexus Hughes, Kaya Lervik, Rachel Strasser, Rachel Patch, Madison Carlson, Taylor Whelchel, and Karissa Fago.

PECATONICA, Ill. - The South Beloit softball team is an IHSA Class 1A regional champion.

The SoBos defeated Hiawatha 5-1 Friday afternoon to capture the crown.

South Beloit will travel to Durand Tuesday to take on Orangeville at 4:30 p.m.

In Friday's game, the SoBos busted open a 1-0 game with four runs in the fourth inning.

Hiawatha scored its only run against Madison Carlson in the sixth inning, but the SoBos had no trouble closing the game out.

Carlson had two hits at the plate, while Kristina Counts drove in three runs.

Carlson struck out 14 in the circle and allowed just five hits.

• HONONEGAH 5, FREEPORT 3: The Hononegah softball team concluded its regular season with a perfect 18-0 mark in NIC-10 play with a solid win over the visiting Pretzels Friday.

The Indians will face the winner of DeKalb and Rockford Jefferson Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Belvidere North in an IHSA Class 4A regional semifinal game.

• VERONA SWEEPS BELOIT MEMORIAL: The Wildcats scored a doubleheader sweep Friday afternoon, defeating the visiting Purple Knights 6-0 and 6-4 to conclude the regular season.

In game one, Knights could manage just four hits and committed four errors behind Jacey Walker.

In game two, Verona scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a 3-3 tie and complete the sweep. Ariana Brown had three hits to lead the Purple Knights at the plate.

The Knights will host Stoughton Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Beloit College in the first round of the WIAA Division 1 playoffs.

• JEFFERSON 3, PARKVIEW 2: The Vikings were barely edged by visiting Jefferson Friday. The Eagles scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning to rally from a 2-0 deficit. Remington Stark struck out seven for the Vikings in the game that was shortened to four innings.

The Vikings will host Cambridge in a WIAA Division 4 regional game Tuesday.

• BASEBALL: CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 2, BELOIT TURNER 0: The Trojans' only loss of the regular season came with an asterisk: The two teams played only five innings before the game was called on Saturday.

The Trojans could only muster two hits in five innings against Catholic Memorial starter Chris Byhre and finished its regular season with a 19-1 record.

Preston Viens took the loss for the Trojans after allowing three hits and two runs in four frames.

The Trojans will take the week off before facing the winner of Delavan-Darien and Edgerton on Tuesday, May 28.

• HONONEGAH 15, FREEPORT 8: The Indians closed out their NIC-10 title regular season with a bang, pounding out 13 hits and taking advantage of eight Freeport errors to win Friday afternoon.

The Indians finished with an overall record of 22-7 and a NIC-10 mark of 17-1.

Payton Mather got the win on the mound, while Will Hissong notched the save.

Alex Thompson went 4-for-4 at the plate while Bryce Goodwine added three hits.

The Indians will face the winner of Auburn and Guilford Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Harlem in the IHSA Class 4A regional semifinal.

• ELKHORN 11, BELOIT MEMORIAL 2: The Elks opened the game by scoring nine runs in the top of the first inning to put the contest out of reach.

Corbin Ovist had a pair of hits and scored one run while Brett Kiger and Dillon Woodruff each had an RBI.

Woodruff pitched five innings and allowed just two hits out of the Beloit bullpen. The Knights will host Janesville Parker Tuesday.

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