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St. Francis' Morghan Dieringer registered one of the five shutouts on the day Thursday.
St. Francis' Morghan Dieringer registered one of the five shutouts on the day Thursday.
Softball - Fri, May 5, 2017

ROSEMONT, Ill. --- The first day of the 2017 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Tournament was all about the shutout as five different pitchers tossed blanks at the opposition among the six games played on Thursday at the Ballpark at Rosemont.

None of the shutouts, however, were upsets as each of the top four seeds – St. Francis, Olivet Nazarene, Judson and Purdue Northwest – won their only matchups of the day.  Saint Xavier and Trinity Christian were the first two teams to be eliminated.

That sets up winner's bracket games between Olivet Nazarene and Judson Friday morning at 8 a.m. and St. Francis taking on Purdue Northwest at 10.  Cardinal Stritch and St. Ambrose, meanwhile, will be playing to avoid elimination.

Recapping Thursday:

Judson 5, Cardinal Stritch 0 (Box): Mary Emington's three-run home run sparked a five-run second inning for Judson.  Skye Osborne and Stephanie Stefancic also collected a pair of hits for the winners as Lauren Herlihy improved to 16-1 with her third shutout of the season.

Olivet Nazarene 1, Saint Xavier 0 (Box): Kristina Shahan's RBI single to right field in the fourth inning held up as the Tigers held off numerous threats by Saint Xavier, which left eight runners stranded on base.  Emily Karstens (18-4) authored her fifth shutout of the season, while Saint Xavier's Caroline Kuzel (6-4) was the tough-luck loser, allowing only four hits in the game.

Purdue Northwest 3, St. Ambrose 0 (Box): Purdue Northwest's Caroline Brown (15-8) tallied the third straight shutout of the tournament with her four-hitter.  She struck out six against only one walk.  The Pride scored the only run they needed in the third inning, but added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth inning.  Olivia Sardella recorded two of Purdue Northwest's five hits.  St. Ambrose committed as many errors (four) as it had hits.

St. Francis 4, Trinity Christian 0 (Box): A two-run single by Brooke Karraker followed by a two-run double by Ally Balandis in the third inning accounted for all of the scoring.  Morghan Dieringer (21-4) posted the shutout, her eighth of the season.  She allowed only three hits, while striking out five.

Cardinal Stritch 4, Saint Xavier 3 (Box): After building up a 4-0 lead, Cardinal Stritch had to stave off a three-run rally by Saint Xavier in the seventh inning before prevailing.  Brittney Blazich (2-for-4) had a two-run single in the second inning for the winners.  Fatime Sino (12-13) went the distance to gain the victory.

St. Ambrose 3, Trinity Christian 0 (Box): Christina Pembrook (7-5) tossed one final shutout on the day just for good measure.  Three errors by Trinity Christian led to three unearned runs for the Fighting Bees, who picked up a pair of hits and one run batted in from both Jordan Olson and Anna Boffeli.   

For the complete tournament website, go to CCAC Softball Tournament.

For live video coverage, go to Video.

The complete tournament bracket can be found at Bracket.

The complete results and schedule follow:

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Game #1: No. 3 seed Judson 5, No. 6 seed Cardinal Stritch 0
Game #2: No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene 1, No. 7 seed Saint Xavier 0
Game #3: No. 4 seed Purdue Northwest 3, No. 5 seed St. Ambrose 0
Game #4: No. 1 seed St. Francis 4, No. 8 seed Trinity Christian 0
Game #5: No. 6 seed Cardinal Stritch 4, No. 7 seed Saint Xavier 3
Game #6: No. 5 seed St. Ambrose 3, No. 8 seed Trinity Christian 0

Friday, May 5, 2017
Game #7: No. 3 seed Judson (33-13) vs. No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene (29-10) --- 8 am
Game #8: No. 4 seed Purdue Northwest (29-21-1) vs. No. 1 seed St. Francis (38-5) --- 10 am
Game #9: Loser-Game #8 vs. No. 6 seed Cardinal Stritch (27-22) --- 12 pm
Game #10: Loser-Game #7 vs. No. 5 seed St. Ambrose (32-17) --- 2 pm
Game #11: Winner-Game #7 vs. Winner-Game #8 --- 4 pm
Game #12: Winner-Game #9 vs. Winner-Game #10 --- 6 pm

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Game #13: Winner-Game #12 vs. Loser-Game #11 --- 10 am
Game #14: Winner-Game #11 vs. Winner-Game #13 --- 12 pm (Championship)
Game #15: Winner-Game #14 vs. Loser-Game #14 --- 2 pm (If necessary)