The Lady Leafs’ softball team nabbed a major win against Ottawa and battled against Moline.

The Lady Leafs’ softball team nabbed a major win against Ottawa and battled against Moline.

DeKalb at Geneseo

Delaney Ostrowski and Jane Thomas combined to throw a one-hit shutout as the Lady Leafs defeated the Barbs 7-0 at the J.F. Edwards Complex on May 8.

Ostrowski earned the win in the circle pitching five innings allowing one hit with one walk and five strikeouts.

Jane Thomas pitched two hitless innings with no walks and three strikeouts.

Allison Yager finished 3-for-3 with a double driving in three runs.

Ava Bieneman was on fire with four hits, an RBI and two stolen bases.

Caitlin Gilmore finished with three hits and an RBI.

Bailey Mitchell walked three times, and Hannah Himmelman finished with a hit, a run scored and two stolen bases.

Ottawa at Geneseo

The Lady Leafs had all the pieces fall into place during the fourth inning.

The Lady Leafs drove in four runs with two out in the fourth inning to earn a 4-0 victory against Ottawa at the J.F. Edwards Complex on May 10.

Ranked No. 2 in the final Class 3A coaches poll, Ottawa seemingly had Geneseo locked up at the plate until Yager hit an RBI double to give the Leafs the lead.

Bailey Mitchell singled to drive in Yager, and Geneseo’s Kaitlyn McKeag hit a two-run home run to cap the inning.

“We talked about the rollercoaster ride and we are back up on the upswing,” Geneseo Coach Pat Mitchell said. “I think that the girls are buying into the fact that you have to stay up there. The rollercoaster frustrates everybody. You hope that something that keeps you playing as best you can especially this time of year.”

McKeag and Coach Pat Mitchell stayed late to take some extra batting practice, and the work paid off hitting her first home run since her sophomore year after missing all of last season with an injury.

Jane Thomas and Ostrowski combined to pitch a shutout.

Ostrowski earned the win scattering five hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Princeton at Geneseo

The Lady Leafs stayed red hot on Senior Night defeating the Lady Tigers 11-0 in five innings at the J.F. Edwards Complex on May 11.

Geneseo scored four runs in the third inning and seven runs in the fourth inning.

All the Geneseo seniors had their moment to shine.

Anna McAvoy doubled and drove in a run, and McKeag singled and drove in a run.

Yager singled and drew a walk, and Gilmore drew a walk and scored a run.

Jane Thomas singled and drove in two runs, and she earned the win with an impressive nine strikeouts in three innings.

With the postseason around the corner, Geneseo is getting hot at the right time and the seniors are cherishing their final season together.

“It’s about finishing what we started 10 years ago when we all started out playing Green Xtreme together,” Gilmore said. “We’ve grown up playing together for so many years it (a solid postseason performance) would be a perfect end of the story.”

Bieneman continued her remarkable performance at the plate with two double and two RBIs, and Ostrowski doubled and drove in two runs in the fourth.

Mary Thomas singled and drove in two runs in the fourth inning.

Moline at Geneseo

The Maroons ended the Lady Leafs’ winning streak defeating Geneseo 1-0 at the J.F. Edwards Complex on May 15.

Jane Thomas was saddled with the loss pitching five innings allowing one run on five hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

Ostrowski was solid in relief pitching two innings allowing four hits and no walks with one strikeout.

Moline’s Shelbi Westfall pitched a complete game shutout allowing three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Bieneman had two of Geneseo’s three hits, and Bailey Mitchell singled.

In the final Illinois Coaches Association softball poll, Geneseo finished the season ranked No. 17 in Class 3A.