North softball defeats Plainfield South in blowout game

On Saturday Apr. 8, Naperville North High School’s varsity softball team defeated Plainfield South High School and maintained their three-game winning streak.

The Huskies (5-3) defeated the Cougars (0-6) with a final score of 12-2. Their significant lead led to the game ending after only five innings.

The team showed a strong defensive performance, with both the infielders and outfielders working together to keep their opponents from scoring. The Huskies shut down bunt attempts in the infield and made great outfield catches that halted their opponent’s momentum early on. Solid pitching from senior Shayna Woolwine baffled the Cougars and helped the Huskies stay ahead. Woolwine credited the team’s batting capabilities for the win.

“We hit really well, and we put together hits to score runs today,” Woolwine said.

The real action occurred mid-game, when the Huskies had two four-run rallies in the third and fourth innings, solidifying their lead. The Cougars struggled to keep pace as the bases continued to fill up. Senior Kristina Donaldson hit a terrific two-run homer in the fourth taking junior Olivia Hebron in with her, bringing the score up to 8-2. The strong energy followed North to the end of the game. Donaldson explains the team’s strengths throughout the game. 

 “We all worked together really well, especially offensively. We started a few rallies in a few different innings,” Donaldson said.

As regular conference games approach next week, he has hope for the team’s continued success this season. After a successful season in 2022, the team hopes to repeat some victories from last year. 

Head coach Jerry Kedizora explains that the Huskies are determined to go far this season.

“Our goal is to win the conference this year… We have a bunch of girls who are hungry enough to do it,” Kedziora said.

The Huskies are scheduled to play their next home game on Tuesday, Apr. 11 against Glenbard North High School at 4:30 p.m.