The impending excitement of prom may have factored into the OPRF softball team’s 6-0 loss to Downers Grove South on Saturday afternoon. But, luckily for the Huskies, the effects of the looming evening’s festivities didn’t take until Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Mustangs and New Trier. OPRF downed the highly-ranked Trevians 5-2 in the opener.

Leah Bry (12-13), who worked a complete game in the win over New Trier and tossed an eight-inning one-hit shutout against Hinsdale Central on Friday, pitched the first two innings against Downers South. The senior allowed three unearned runs before Kylee Nilson came on in relief and allowed three runs, two of which were earned.

Bry and the Huskies (13-17, 6-3) had much better luck against New Trier. The right-hander yielded just two earned runs on eight hits in seven innings of work. She walked one and struck out five.

In the bottom of the fourth with two outs, Ann Ryan drove in three runs with a double for the Huskies. Hannah Press also drove in a run with a double during the game.

Against Hinsdale Central, Bry fanned 14 batters and walked two. Emily Bacalao’s hard-hit grounder to Hinsdale Central’s shortstop in the eighth inning scored Marisa Belpedio from third for the winning run.

The Huskies welcome Proviso West today (Wednesday, May 26) and travel to Elmwood Park on Thursday to wrap up the regular season. They’ll begin their own Class 4A regional against either Juarez or Clemente on Tuesday (4:30 p.m.). OPRF, seeded fourth in the St. Ignatius Sectional, will likely take on fifth seed De La Salle in the regional championship on May 29 (11 a.m.).

-Brad Spencer

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