Softball

Northwest Herald softball preview: 5 players to watch in 2022

Crystal Lake South's Alexis Pupillo vocalizes her emotions as she prepares to round third base after hitting a homerun against Woodstock North during their IHSA Class 3A Softball regional championship at Crystal Lake South High School on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake South won 8-0 through 7 innings of play.
Huntley's Reese Hunkins celebrates after scoring in the fifth inning against Harlem during the Class 4A Huntley Sectional championship game on June 10, 2021.
Johnsburg shortstop Brooke Klosowicz (3) makes a diving catch in the second inning of the game at Richmond-Burton High School on Monday, May 24, 2021, in Richmond, Ill. The Skyhawks won, 7-1, and stay undefeated in KRC at 7-0.
Johnsburg pitcher Addison Mass (5) looks toward Avery Maleug (7) as they huddle for a talk in the third inning of the game at Richmond-Burton High School on Monday, May 24, 2021, in Richmond, Ill. The Skyhawks won, 7-1, and stay undefeated in KRC at 7-0.
Huntley's Katie Mitchell (12) looks to home plate after stealing second base in the fifth inning of the game at Harry D. Jacobs High School, Algonquin, Ill., on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The Red Raiders won, 11-0 through 6 innings, and will host Harlem Thursday, June 10, in the Sectional Championship.
Crystal Lake South's Alexis Pupillo gets a high-five from teammate Molly Cook after scoring against Woodstock North during their IHSA Class 3A Softball regional championship at Crystal Lake South High School on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake South won 8-0 through 7 innings of play.