Melissa Manzo (18u BB) had the hot hand on Friday, tallying four hits and leading Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity to a 14-5 victory over Glenbard West. Manzo doubled in the first, singled in the second, singled in the fourth, and doubled in the sixth.
Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity earned the victory despite allowing Glenbard West to score four runs in the fifth inning. Lexi Greule, Eliza Pasterik, and Kiley Koziol all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity got on the board in the first inning. Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity scored one run when Manzo doubled.
Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity put up six runs in the second inning. Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity’s offense in the inning came from singles by Manzo, Sarah Casey, Catherine Smerz, and Stacy Drohan.
Smerz led things off in the circle for Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity. She allowed nine hits and five runs over seven innings, striking out three.
Haley Walker toed the rubber for Glenbard West. She lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and nine runs while striking out one. Mallory Small threw five and a third innings in relief.
Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity totaled 12 hits. Manzo and Drohan all managed multiple hits for Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity. Manzo led Downers Grove North Trojans Varsitywith four hits in five at bats.
Glenbard West collected nine hits on the day. Pasterik, Greule, and Koziol each racked up multiple hits for Glenbard West.
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