Sophomore Rachel MacDonald had just six varsity at-bats and zero starts before Wednesday. She's quickly making a name for herself. MacDonald delivered a go-ahead solo home run in the fourth inning Saturday as Barrington beat DeKalb 6-4 in the Class 4A Jacobs Sectional final.
After Kaneland held on to defeat DeKalb 57-55 on its home floor, an announcement was made that Sycamore had beaten Morris. That created a tie among those three teams for the Big Northern East championship.
DeKalb was easily defeated the first time it played Sycamore, but the Barbs learned a lesson. Before a large crowd at the Northern Illinois Convocation Center, DeKalb came away with a 59-51 victory in a battle of Northern Illinois Big 12 East rivals.