Girls softball team wins the NSC title in a 3-1 game against Zion

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  • Senior pitcher Amanda Page pitches the ball to Zion’s first baseman, Jenna Villalobos, who got a hit in this at bat.

  • The Cats congratulate teammate Charlotte Lynch on her home run in the third inning.

  • The Zion Benton Zee-Bees ended the third inning by throwing out Katie Jahncke at first base.

  • The Cats work together and communicate after a bunt by Zion-Benton; Libertyville recorded the out.

  • Drops of Ink Sports Editor Maggie Evers slid onto the bag to steal second. She then proceeded to steal third and then scored to make the game 3-1.

  • Ella Zombolo (2) swings to connect for a single during the bottom of the fifth inning.

  • Coach Katti Bacher, or, as the players call her, “Jubbs,” speaks to Katie Jahncke after she recorded the final out of the fifth inning.

  • Junior Lexie Hill slides into second just in time to steal the base in the bottom of the sixth inning.

  • Shortstop Aliya Haddon (a DOI staff member) charges at the groundball to get the final out of the seventh inning, ending the game.

  • The Zee-Bees and Cats high five after the 3-1 final, with the Cats clinching a win and the NSC title.

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On Tuesday, May 14, the Libertyville girls softball team clinched a 3-1 win over Zion-Benton to earn the North Suburban Conference title. The Cats went 11-1 in their conference and 20-7 overall this season. The team plays next Tuesday, May 21, at Glenbrook South for the Regional championship semi-final; they will face off against either Highland Park or Wheeling.

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