Varsity The Hornets have been on a hot streak for the past two weeks. They have won the last six out eight games. The Hornets finished conference on a high note with a win against Proviso East and Morton. The Hornets beat Proviso East with a score of 17-3 with Marissa Marrera earning the win and shutting out Morton 11-0. The Hornets had some key offense in the Morton game with Sarah Hanson going 3 for 3 with 2 Home Runs and 4 RBIs. Madison Kern provided 3 doubles on the day with 2 RBIs and also earning the W on the mound. Holli Jones was 1-2 with a BB with solid defense behind the plate. The Hornets ended conference play by earning a 3rd place finish. We are extremely proud of the girls.
The Hornets finished the regular season with a game against area rival Downers Grove North. The Hornets lost the game 8-5. The Hornets continued to battle and never gave up. The game was a back and forth affair. The Hornets tied the game in the top of the 2nd inning with a solo homerun by Holli Jones also tallied an RBI later in the game. Marissa Marrera was 2 for 4 on the day, with solid defense. Sarah Hanson went 2 for 4 on the day. Jasmine Carlson was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Kaitlyn Little provided strong offense going 1 for 3 with an RBI. The Hornets will start Regional play next week with their first opponent on Monday against Curie. If the Hornets win they will play Shepard on Tuesday.
JV The JV season wrapped up with a nice win at Morton and a close loss to Downers Grove North. Team defense and clutch hitting kept the Hornets in the game with Downers Grove North. Special recognition to Helena Gill for her four years at South!
Week of May 9
Varsity The Hornets got off to a rough start at the beginning of the week with a loss to conference rival Leyden. The only run production was produced by Holli Jones with a Grand Slam in the 6th closing the score to 7-4. However, Leyden’s offense was too much for the Hornets as they let up 6 runs in the bottom half of the 6th. The Hornets then recovered with a 12-2 win over Addison Trail. Sarah Hanson provided 5 of the RBIs with back to back homeruns in the first inning. TaCoreya Clay tallied 2 hits, Holli Jones drawing 2 walks and Madison Kern with bases clearing single to end the game with 10 run rule. Kern also earning the W on the mound.
The Hornets participated in the Immaculate Conception Softball Tournament in Elmhurst over the weekend. The Hornets had a great come back during the first game versus Burlington Central when they were down 4 runs. Madison Kern racked up three RBIs on two hits. The Hornets also got 2 runs on Sarah Hanson’s single. Burlington was able to comeback in the bottom of the 7th. The Hornets played extremely well. The Hornets came back on Saturday battling freezing cold conditions and came out with 2 wins on the day. They Hornets came back with some hardware on the day where they earned Consolation Champions of the tournament. The Hornets won game one of the day with a victory over Chicago Christian. The Hornets were able to outscore Chicago Christian 4-1. The Hornets were able to score in the 4th inning with a single by Holli Jones and scoring on a single by Madison Kern. The Hornets’ then were able to rally again in the 6th putting 3 runs on the board with a single by Ellie Fichtelberg, walk by Jones and Hanson hitting a double. Colleen Collins drawing a walk with RBI. Kern got the W for the this game. The Hornets finally game of the tournament was against Momence where they came from behind with a 3-2 victory. Fichtelberg single, Gina Marchetti, Hanson RBI hits. Kern got the W. The Hornets have won the last 3 out of 4 games. The defense has been solid with solid defense by Marissa Marrera at shortstop, Fichtelberg at second, Collins in left, Jasmine Carlson in center. There were many great defensive play this weekend to mention them all. Very proud of these young ladies. The Hornets look to close conference play this week with Proviso East and Morton.
JV JV split their week with a loss to Leyden and win over Addison Trail. Several players continued to show improvment with their offense and hitting. Addison Trail was highlighted with an inside the park homerun by Allison Early and Jessica Kaleta continuing her hot hitting with 3 hits. Tanisha Young stepped up in the field with several key plays. Special recognition to senior Helena Gill for her leadership and unselfish approah to helping our level for the past three years! As we move into our final week we will be playing at Morton and Downers Grove North later in the week.
Freshman As the softball season begins to wind down the freshman girls played 3 home game match ups and one away conference rematch during the week of May 9th. On Monday May 9th the hornets played Leyden at home in the rain. Despite the cold weather, the girls scored 10 runs in the first 3 innings. Big hitters, Andrea Hrbatin and Donye Neal started the rally with a double and a home run in the 3rd inning, but the rain won out and the girls could not capitalize on big scoring opportunities.
The hornets played a second rainy softball game against Addison trail on Friday may 13th. Lead off hitter Grace Workman found herself on base yet again, every time she was up to bat. The girls began another come from behind rally in the 3rd inning starting with a perfectly executed bunt by Julie Calderone, followed by several base hits from Andrea Hrbatin, Amber Naccarato and Donye Neal. However, the girls could not string enough hits together and the rain won out a second time and the hornets fell to Addison trail for a second time.
On Saturday the freshman girls played only their second double header of the season. In the first game, second baseman Julie Calderone singled every at bat putting her self in scoring position in 3 innings, scoring twice. Julie was also responsible for at least one defensive out in each inning of play. In the second game of the day the girls really began to hit the ball well with a total of 9 base hits within the first 3 innings.
Week of May 2
Varsity The Hornets started off the week strong beating conference rivals Morton and Addison Trail. The Hornets scored 1 Run in the 2nd inning of the Morton game lead by TaCoreya Clay reaching with a bunt single. The Hornets then scored 2 more runs in the top of the 3rd with Marissa Marrera singling and Sarah Hanson hitting a Homerun that drove in Marrera. The Hornets were able to secure another run in the top of 7th lead by Marrera’s single. The Hornets were then able to hold Morton to 4 hits on the day where the Hornets won 4-1 giving Madison Kern the W. The Hornets then Hornets jumped out to an early lead against Addison Trail. The Hornets scored 9 run in the first three innings with explosive offense lead by the entire team. Ellie Fichtelberg was 1-2 with 3 BB, 3 RBIs, Marrera 1-4, BB, 3 Runs, Hanson 2-5, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs, Holli Jones 1-3, 2 BB, Kern 1-4, RBI, BB, 2 Runs, Kaitlyn Little RBI, Colleen Collins 1-3, 2 Runs, RBI, Clay RBI, Paige Mueller RBI. The Hornets won with a score of 16-2 giving Kern back to back conference victories. The Hornets then hit a wall facing a strong Downers Grove South. The Hornets then finished the week with a split against Reavis. The score of the first game was the hornets losing 5-2. Offense was led by Jasmine Carlson that had 3 hits in game one With Sarah Hanson driving in and RBI. Game two was won by the Hornets 7-4 with offense lead again by Jasmine Carlson giving Marissa Marrera the win.
JV The JV team started the week with two wins over Morton and Addison Trail before losing their final three games versus Downers Grove South, Willowbrook and Reavis. Jessica Kaleta lead the Hornets with 7 hits this past week. Sylvannah Batchelor, Allison Early, Diamond Hargrove and Atianna Collins all had multiple hits thoughtout the week. The Hornets take on Leyden at home on the 9th.
Freshman After a week of rain the freshman softball team had 3 games the week of May 2nd. The first game of the week was against Morton. The team lost after a 6 base hits scoring 11 runs in the first 5 innings. Pitcher Jackie Kerulis started pitching and completed the game with 6 strikeouts. The second conference game of the week was against Addison Trail. The team got a late start scoring 7 runs in the last 2 innings. Samara Pfleger started the rally late in the 4th inning but the Hornets could not pull out a win. The final game of the week was a rematch against Willowbrook. The highlights of the game included singles by Jamilah Cooper and Andrea Hrbatin driving in the first 2 runs of the game. The freshman team had a run through of new pitchers including Adamaris contreras, Samara Pfleger and Jamilah Cooper.
Week of April 25
Varsity It was a rainy and cold week for the Hornets as conference opponent Addison Trail was rained out and the double header versus Wheaton Warrenville South got started but was called in the top of the 5th because the field conditions were too bad. The Hornets did get a conference win against Proviso East winning the contest 15-0. It was also senior day honoring our 5 seniors. This group of seniors has been exciting and truly a pleasure to coach and be around. Holli Jones, Sarah Hanson, TaCoreya Clay, Paige Mueller and Sophia Mangiameli have made a great group of seniors. It has been truly a pleasure watching them grow and become the young adults they are. These five display a lot of qualities like: talent, work ethic and dedication. All of these seniors have been a special part of our program and will truly be missed. Good luck in all of your future endeavors! Each one of you has such a bright future ahead of you. You will all do great! Please don’t be strangers and come back and visit. The Hornets’ have a huge week of conference play this week as they take on conference rivals Morton, Addison Trail, Downers Grove South and Willowbrook. Let’s Go Hornets!
JV The JV team battled through tough weather conditions on Saturday losing to Wheaton Warrenville South. Allison Early had two hits in the rained shortened game. The second game of the double header was rained out. Heavy focus on hitting development and pitching depth as we were rained out the majority of the week.
Week of April 18
Varsity The Hornets have been off to a fast start with conference play this week. The Hornets got their first conference win against conference rival Willowbrook. The Hornets got off to a quick start with Ellie Fitchelberg reaching base on an error and then was moved to second with a sacrifice by Gina Marchetti. Holli Jones then came up to bat hitting a 2-run Homerun. That was all the Hornets needed because they had spectacular pitching by Madison Kern and a very solid defense behind her. The Hornets did score one insurance run in the top of the 6th with Collin Collins getting the RBI scoring Madison Kern (Courtesy Runner Sophia Mangiameli). The Hornets had a tough day facing Leyden. Leyden got the best of the Hornets in the first round of conference play. There were many opportunities but the Hornets did not capitalize. The Hornets look to rebound with conference play against Addison Trail and Proviso East this week.
JV The JV Softball team went 1-4 this past week. Losing their opening conference game vs. Downers Grove South. The Hornets came back to beat Willowbrook 3-2 after a solid team defensive effort and cluth hitting by Diamond Hargrove. The week finished with loses to Leyden and Plainfield North. Allison Early, Jessica Kaleta and Tanisha Young each had two hits vs. Leyden. The Hornets will play this Wednesday at Addison Trail and host Wheaton Warrenville South on Saturday.
Freshman During the week of April 18th, the freshman hornets played 3 competitive games. The first two games of the week were conference games against rivals downers grove south & Willowbrook. Monday April 18th, the girls played downers grove south. In the first inning hinsdale led the game 2-0 with a double by Amber Naccarato with two runners on base. The girls ended up losing the battle against downers but they didn't go without a fight when Donye Neal hit a 3-run home run in the 4th inning.
After a tough loss, the freshman team got to work on Wednesday looking for their first win, and the achieved that goal after playing willowbrook on Wednesday April 20th. The high scoring game was contributed by base hits by Samara Pfleger, Julie Calderone, Jamilah Cooper, Donye Neal and Amber Naccarato. Pitcher Amber had an outstanding game with 8 strikeouts and a grand slam to end the 3rd inning. Adamaris Contreras and Donye Neal dominated the left side of the field at 3rd base and short stop, making 6 of the teams outs throughout the game.
The final game of the week was a tough game against Leyden. The girls scored 5 runs late in the game but it wasn't enough to come out on top of Eagles. Ari Wimberly had her work cut out for her in left field with 4 of the teams hit her way, but limited the runners to singles or doubles by great defensive plays. Catcher Andrea Hrbatin was the star player in the game starting off with a single in the first and later hitting 2 doubles driving in 3 of our teams runs.
Week of April 11
Varsity The Hornets took on the Hinsdale Central Red Devils and lost 2-1. Madison Kern allowed just two runs and was a workhorse on the mound. The lone run of the game for the Hornets crossed the plate in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Jasmine Carlson. The Hornets were able to muster 2 hits but dropped the contest to Glenbard West 6-0. On Friday, the Hornets had hot bats but not hot enough to surpass Oswego East. The Hornets had 14 hits on the day and scored 9 runs. Colleen Collins had an 2 RBIs, Kaitlyn Little RBI double, Sarah Hanson 3 –RBIs and 4 hits on the day, TaCoreya Clay RBI single. The Hornets look to rebound for the week as they start conference.
JV The JV Softball team went 0-3 this past week losing to Hinsdale Central, Glenbard West and Oswego East. All three games showed signs of improvement as we continue to hit better and improve overall defensively. Highlights include a two hit game by Helena Gill who recently returned from a season ending knee injury last season. Tanisha Young made her pitching debut by throwing three innings at Glenabrd West. Diamond Hargrove, Allison Early and Atianna Collins all had hits vs Oswego East. The Hornets look forward to the improved weather and games vs. Downers Grove South,Williowbrook and Leyden as we open conference play.
Freshman The team started the week with make up game against York high school. A unique match up against sister coaches. The girls started the first game with 6 runs batted in. Pitcher Amber Naccarato started the game with 6 strikeouts in the first 3 innings. But they did not come up with a win after scoring 14 runs.
Hinsdale had a rematch against York on Thursday. Grace workman had a phenomenal game getting on base every time up to bat. Andrea started in a new role behind the plate and also managing to get on base every time she was up to bat.
The girls competed in another tough game on Wednesday against the Hilltoppers. Jamilah Cooper started the game at first base making 3 key plays in the field. Pitcher Amber Naccarato had a double late in the game scoring 2 runs.
The freshman played their final game of the week against Oswego East on Friday. 3 of the girls had scoring opportunities during the game but were unable to score a run during the game.
Week of April 4
Varsity Amid a rocky week of weather with snow, rain and back to snow the Hornets were able to put a W on the board against Naperville Central. The Hornets came out swinging with Ellie Fichtelberg leading the charge, followed by Marissa Marrera reaching on an error followed by a double by Holli Jones who plated 2 RBIs in the first. Kaitlyn Little followed with another RBI in the first. The Hornets were able to rally to put 4 runs on the board. Holli Jones gave the Hornets some insurance adding a solo homerun in the top of the 2nd. Madison Kern earned the win on mound where she gave up 7 scattered hits and had 3 strikeouts. Kern was also 2 for 4 at the plate as well. Kern had a solid defense behind her with some great catches by Gina Marchetti who also threw a runner out at the plate. The final score of the game was 6-2. The Hornets hope to keep it going by taking on the Glenbard West Hilltoppers on Wednesday.
JV JV softball lost to Naperville Central this week. Sophia Mangiameli, Sylvannah Batchelor, Alyssa Avitia and Ariana Wimberly all had hits. The Hornets have spent the week focusing on improved hitting, fielding and throwing habits. Looking forward to warmer and dry weather this week.
Freshman On Monday April 4th the freshman girls lost a tough game against Naperville Central. Pitcher Amber Naccarato had another 3 strikeouts during the game and had a single in the first inning. Arlecia Ebert and Jamilah Cooper also had hits to get on base during the second inning. The freshman outfielders Grace workman and Adamaris Contreras had fastastic defensive plays to get the first outs in both the 2nd and 3rd innings.
Week of March 28
Varsity The Hornets were able to get some good practices in early in the week. We played Waubonsie Valley where we fell short. The Hornets were able to muster 2 runs. Two RBIs by Sarah Hanson one of which was a solo home run! The rest of the week was rained/snowed out!
Week of March 21
Varsity We have had great weather this week as the Hornets were able to get some games in. The Hornets fell to Glenbard South despite Madison’s Kern effort on the mound and at the plate. Hornets dropped a game to Riverside Brookfield despite RBI singles by Colleen Collins and Kaitlyn Little. It was a tough day at York dropping two despite freshmen depute by Jasmine Carlson and RBI single led by Ellie Fichtelberg to put some runs on the board. In game two the Hornets put runners on and put the ball in play but York’s strong offense was too much for the Hornets. The Hornets are looking to reset and rebound this upcoming week.
JV The Junior Varsity girls lost to Glenbard South, Nazareth and York this week, but overall team defense continues to improve. The Hornets were lead by Tanisha Young and Allison Early against Glenbard South. Sylvannah Batchelor had her first hit at the JV level on Tuesday against Nazareth. The week wrapped up with a double header against York where the day was highlighted by an inside the park homerun by Tanisha Young. The Hornets travel to Waubonsie Valley on Wednesday.
Freshman Freshman played Glenbard south in their first home game on Monday. Although the freshman lost, the girls had a hitting streak late in the game with 6 hits scoring 6 runs during the game. Pitcher Amber Naccaratc had 2 hits during the game. Andrea Hrbatin also played a phenomenal 3rd base with a great defensive play throwing a crurtial lead runner to save a run from scoring. On Friday march 25th the freshman hornets game against Riverside Brookfield was cancelled due to rain.
Week of March 14
Varsity The Varsity girls had a strong week of practice followed up by a doubleheader on Saturday. The Hornets were 0-2 for the day against Shepard, however, there were some bright offensive and defensive performances by the girls. Madison Kern took the mound for game 1 pitching seven strong innings. The Hornets lineup 1-9 was able to get on base and scored 4 runs with key hits or RBIs led by Madison Kern, Holli Jones, and Sarah Hanson. There were some great defensive plays made by Sarah Hanson at first, Ellie Fichtelberg at second and Colleen Collins in center field. The Hornets start off the week on the road against Glenbard South on Monday.
JV The Junior Varsity girls opened their season with Shepard. The Hornets lost game one 5-4. Allison Early lead the way with 6 strong innings pitching and scoring two runs. Sophia Mangiameli helped lead the way with solid defense at third and two hits with two runs batted in. The Hornets lost game two, but the game was highlighted by two great defensive efforts from Jia Bunag and Jessica Kaleta. The Hornets start off the week at home against Glenbard South on Monday.
Freshman Hinsdale South’s freshman girls lost their first game to Shepard High School on Saturday with Amber Naccaratc pitching 5 innings with 4 strikeouts. Donye Neal had a strong finish with a triple to right field late in the 5th inning scoring the team’s first run. In the second game Jackie Kerulis made her pitching debut with a strikeout and 2 great defensive plays and a double in the first inning. The game was highlighted by base hits from Ariana Wimberly, Grace Workman, Amber Naccaratc and Donye Neal.
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