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Bill Harrison's softball notes

04/21/2014, 9:40pm CDT
By Bill Harrison

Bill Harrison takes a look at three notable things to know from the world of area softball.

Marian Catholic's Allison Spence (sliding into home) hit two home runs last week against Carmel. | Larry Kane/For Sun-Times Media


No. 1: Marian Catholic and Carmel can hit. The East Suburban Catholic schools were involved in a slugfest in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Spartans trailed 4-2 after three innings, led 7-4 in the sixth and 10-7 in the seventh before the Corsairs answered with three in each of the sixth and seventh innings. Both teams exchanged runs in the eighth before the Spartans held on to win 14-13 in nine innings. Each team had 17 hits. Allison Spence and Jennifer Behan each homered twice.

No. 2: Lane’s Kayla Garcia is starting to heat up. Before the season, the sophomore slugger had already built a reputation with her bat. Things don’t seem to be slowing down. Garcia hit home runs in each of her three games last week. She hit .600 with 9 RBI in that stretch. Garcia was a preseason Top 100 player and is hitting .419 with 4 home runs and 15 RBI.

No. 3: On Saturday, April 26, Leyden coach Kurt Schuett is hosting a fundraiser at the Ballpark in Rosemont for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The cost is a $5.00 donation for five swings as a minimum with no cap on the amount of swings. There will be food, live music, games and a home run derby. OCD affects one in every 100 children and one in every 40 adults.

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