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1. Cary-Grove pitcher Lindsay Efflandt is tough. Efflandt, a Yale recruit, was hit in the face by a line drive against Prairie Ridge on Monday by her summer teammate Kirsten Stevens. Efflandt beckoned Stevens to the circle while being treated to let her know it was a nice hit. “Right now we know she had broken bones in her face but her spirits are very high,” Trojans coach Tammy Olson said. Cary-Grove won the game 3-1 to improve to 11-0.

2. Lisle faced adversity this week with the town being deemed a disaster area. The players were not able to play or practice on Thursday or Friday due to flooding. The Lions came back on Saturday going 2-1 in the Byron Tournament to capture the consolation title. “Our hearts go out to all of the residents in Lisle dealing with the aftermath of the horrible flooding,’’ Lisle coach Jennifer Pomatto said. ‘‘Until further notice, we will be playing on other fields.”

3. The celebration of an apparent walk-off home run by Antioch’s Kaylene Ressler in the seventh inning against Wauconda turned sour after it was eventually ruled a foul ball. “The plate umpire stated ‘The ball went over the second foul pole,’ ’’ Antioch coach Anthony Rocco said. ‘‘I explained the first foul pole overhangs in fair territory and the other pole is on the foul line, so if the ball goes over either pole it is fair.” Antioch lost 1-0 in 12 innings.

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