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Athlete of the Week: Richards' LeBeau Delivers Knockout Blow to McAuley

Bulldogs pitcher Brianna LeBeau throws a two-hit shutout against the Mighty Macs to lead the team to the Morton Sectional softball championship.

Mother McAuley and Richards battled each other in two games that were decided by a run this season. Both times, Richards came out on top.

Brianna LeBeau pitched a two-hit shutout in Saturday’s Morton Sectional championship game, propelling the Bulldogs to a 1-0 win over Mother McAuley. Richards advanced to the Hinsdale South Supersectional against Benet Academy, today at 4:30 p.m.

In recognition of her performance on Saturday, , LeBeau has been named Patch’s Athlete of the Week.

Earlier this year, the Bulldogs defeated McAuley 8-7 after trailing 7-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning. The comeback was capped by a walk-off sacrifice fly from Danielle Kappel. The Bulldogs found more magic Saturday with LeBeau’s two-hitter and a home run from Hannah Jenkins in the fourth inning.

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