The Marquette Lady Explorers bid for a Class 3A state title in girls softball came up short on Saturday as the Glenbard South Raiders edged the Explorers 1-0 in eight innings to repeat as Class 3A state champions.
Glenbard South's Jane Trzaska went 2-for-3 and plated the lone run of the game on an RBI triple in the top of the eighth inning. Stephanie Chitkowski allowed just two hits and struck out eight over six innings of relief work to earn her 19th win of the season. Marquette's Alexis Silkwood hurled all eight frames for the Explorers. She allowed just one run on six hits and struck out 11 over eight innings in a losing cause.
The Lady Explorers finish the season 2nd in the state of Illinois in Class 3A softball with a record of 31-7.
Saturday Class 3A and 4A Softball Scoreboard
Class 3A Girls Softball
Championship 3rd Place Marquette 0 Tinley Park 5 Glenbard South 1 (8 innings) Sterling 4
Class 4A Girls Softball
Championship 3rd Place St. Charles East 3 Barrington 5 Minooka 14 Elmhurt 1
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