Softball: Sterling beats Belvidere in five innings for regional championship

Stingley pitches 2-hit shutout, drives in four runs to lead Golden Warriors

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BELVIDERE – The Sterling Golden Warriors made quick work of the Belvidere Bucs in Saturday’s Class 3A Belvidere Regional championship, scoring in every inning of an 11-0, five-inning win.

Sienna Stingley doubled twice and racked up four RBIs, and she also pitched a two-hit shutout, striking out six with three walks.

Olivia Melcher tallied a double and three RBIs, Ellie Leigh drove in two runs, and Katie Taylor chipped in two hits for the Golden Warriors. Melcher, Taylor and Lauren Jacobs scored two runs each.

Sterling had nine hits to Belvidere’s two. The Bucs made five errors.

The Warriors advance to the 3A Belvidere North Sectional, where they will take on Woodstock North in a semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Dan Wussow

Dan Wussow

Dan is the sports editor for Sauk Valley Media. Previously, he wrote for The Post-Crescent in his hometown of Appleton, WI.