Softball: Morris shuts down Lady Hubs

Sophomore Ella Alfano throws down to second base during the Rochelle Lady Hub varsity softball game against Morris on Thursday. (Photo by Russell Hodges)

Rochelle concedes road loss at Kaneland on Wednesday

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Lady Hub varsity softball team concluded its home-and-home set against Morris on Thursday, falling 11-0 and conceding the two-game Interstate 8 Conference series. The Redskins limited Rochelle (2-8, 1-7 Interstate 8) to only two hits in the game.

Morris starter Kylee Claypool held the Lady Hubs hitless over the first five innings. Junior Layla Pelan broke through during the bottom of the sixth inning, pulling a single through the third-base side for Rochelle’s first hit of the afternoon. Senior Ashley Knight sent a single through the first-base side in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Lady Hubs were unable to score.

Junior Morgan Smardo threw all seven innings for the Lady Hubs. Morris scored three runs in the top of the first inning and four runs in the top of the seventh inning to seal its win.


The Rochelle Lady Hub varsity softball team faced Kaneland on the road for an Interstate 8 Conference matchup Wednesday evening, falling 10-0 and finishing with one hit in the loss. Senior MeLisa Young recorded a single for the Lady Hubs (2-7, 1-6 Interstate 8).