PALATINE, Ill. – The Harper College softball team earned a key conference sweep of visiting Joliet on Thursday. On Friday, the Hawks dropped a pair of contests to Moraine Valley.
Thursday vs. Joliet
In game one, Harper scored six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-0 five-inning win over the Wolves. Raegan Fingerman (Fox River Grove, Ill./Barrington) led the offense by going 3-for-3 with a homer.
Beth Petrunich (McHenry, Ill./McHenry East) went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, and Alexis Filler (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) was 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs. Jazlynn Skor (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Tori Liewergen (Elk Grove Village, Ill./Elk Grove) (4-6) pitched four scoreless innings for the win.
In the second game, the Hawks held a 2-0 lead into the fourth inning, but the Wolves answered with two runs to tie the game. Fingerman's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning gave the Hawks a lead, and they held on for a 3-2 win.
Skor (2-1) pitched five innings for the win, and Liewergen preserved the win with two shutout innings.
Friday at Moraine Valley
Harper fell into an early 8-0 deficit through two innings and lost 8-3. Fingerman starred at the plate in the game, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
In game two, the Cyclones jumped out to a 6-0 lead after an inning, but the Hawks scored six times in the second inning to tie the game. Moraine Valley scored three times in the second and went on to win 13-9.
For Harper, Liewergen went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Fingerman had another productive game, going 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
The Week Ahead (12 Games)
The Hawks play at Joliet on Monday. Harper hosts Triton on Tuesday and travels to Triton on Wednesday. They play at Rock Valley on Thursday, home against DuPage on Saturday and at DuPage on Sunday.
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*All matchups are conference doubleheaders