Thursday, April 26, 2012
Lincoln-Way East's Kacyee Hart allowed one run on five hits in a six-inning stint over Sandburg that culminated with the Griffins finally taking down their neighborhood rival.
A slogan is written on the back of Lincoln-Way East assistant softball coach Jamie Ende’s jersey. One Team, One Goal, One Heart. The question is whether that should be One Hart. Lincoln-Way East rode the pitching of senior standout Kacyee Hart and the hitting of junior catcher Sam Stewart to a 4-1 victory over rival Sandburg on Wednesday in Frankfort. READ: Stewart, L-W East Blast Past Sandburg Hart (9-3) allowed one run on five hits during her six-inning stint on the mound. She retired nine of the first 10 batters she faced and took a no-hitter into the fourth. And she showed her heart when the going got tough in the top of the fifth. Sandburg put runners on second and third with nobody out after Hart yielded a single to Karli McLaughlin …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Lincoln-Way East 4, Sandburg 1: Junior catcher Sam Stewart slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning to power the Griffins in a battle between neighborhood rivals Thursday in Frankfort.
Touching All the Bases: The question of which ball was hit harder drew a smile from Lincoln-Way East softball coach Elizabeth Pawlicki. Pawlicki said she was OK after taking a hot smash off the bat of Sam Stewart in the right leg while standing in the third base coach’s box in the sixth inning of the Griffins’ 4-1 victory over Sandburg Wednesday in Frankfort. The Eagles were all but knocked out when Stewart connected earlier for a two-run homer. Her fourth-inning blast was her sixth of the season and put East on top 3-0 in the Southwest Suburban Blue Conference showdown between neighborhood rivals. The Griffins’ Kacyee Hart and Chrisi Mizera made the cushion stand up on the mound. Hart (9-3) allowed one run on five hits over six innings to…
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Oak Forest softball standout Emily Naegele outpolled 10 others in Patch's weekly MVP voting. She is now eligible for April Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Junior catcher Sam Stewart has emerged as a force for the Lincoln-Way East softball team—both on offense and defense.
Sam Stewart is tearing the cover off the ball—just like everyone else in Lincoln-Way East’s lineup. Stewart, a junior catcher, had three hits in four at-bats in East’s 12-4 softball victory over Andrew on Tuesday afternoon in Tinley Park. She doubled and tripled as the Griffins pounded two T-Bolt pitchers for 13 hits and notched their seventh win in eight games. READ: L-W East Bats Torch Andrew East (7-1) has scored eight or more runs in all seven of its victories. And, to hear Stewart tell it, the offensive fireworks have only just begun. “We are solid up and down the line,” she said. “We are thankful for that. We have our down days, but we’re always there to pick each other up. When someone flies out, the next person in line always is …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Lincoln-Way East 12, Andrew 4: Sam Stewart and Nicolle Miskowicz each had three hits as the Griffins remained red hot even as the temperature plummeted on Thursday afternoon in Tinley Park.
Touching All the Bases: The wind turned completely around. The temperature dropped 20 degrees. And by the time Lincoln-Way East put the finishing touches on a 12-4 softball victory over Andrew, Griffins coach Elizabeth Pawlicki said she was freezing. Her team’s bats remained red hot on Tuesday in Tinley Park. East pounded around two Andrew pitchers—Brooke Hofer and Katie Christner—for 13 hits and took advantage of some uncharacteristic fielding lapses by the Thunderbolts to pull away in the late innings. Sam Stewart and Nicolle Miskowicz each had three hits to top the East batting barrage. Alexis Huss blasted a three-run homer into the teeth of the wind in straightaway center, and the Griffins scored eight or more runs for the seventh time…