It's a big week in local high school softball. Here's a sneak peek of 10 girls varsity softball games to watch this week in and around Chicago, selected using data from high school sports source MaxPreps.
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Bishop McNamara vs. Ridgewood
The Bishop McNamara Fightin' Irish (20-7) are due to play a conference game against the Ridgewood Rebels (16-11) at home on Saturday, May 18. The action kicks off at 550 W. Brookmont Blvd. in Kankakee, starting at 10 a.m. Bishop McNamara boasts a 9-3 conference record, and the visiting Ridgewood girls are 3-5 in conference play this season.
Mother McAuley vs. Lincoln-Way Central
On Saturday, May 18, Mother McAuley (3-20) will meet the Lincoln-Way Central Knights (26-2) in a home nonconference game. Catch the action at 3737 W. 99th St., starting at 11 a.m.
Ottawa vs. Marist
On Saturday, May 18, the Ottawa Pirates (21-6-1) face off against the Marist RedHawks (30-2) in a nonconference game on their own turf. The matchup will take place at 2:30 p.m. at 211 E. Main St. in Ottawa.
Gage Park vs. Fenger
The Gage Park Fighting Owls (5-3) will play a conference game against the Fenger Titans (9-0) at home on Monday, May 20. The game will take place at 4:30 p.m. at 5630 S. Rockwell St. Gage Park enjoys a 4-3 conference record, and the visiting Fenger girls are 9-0 in conference play this season.
Payton College Prep vs. Prosser
On Monday, May 20, the Payton College Prep varsity Grizzlies (9-3) have a home nonconference game against the Prosser Falcons (9-3). The action kicks off at 1034 N. Wells St., starting at 4:30 p.m.
Jones vs. Proviso East
On Monday, May 20, the Jones varsity Eagles (14-8) have a home playoff game against the Proviso East Pirates (1-22). The action kicks off at 606 S. State St., starting at 4:30 p.m.
Saint Viator vs. Northside
On Monday, May 20, the Saint Viator varsity Lions (5-20) have a home playoff game against the Northside Mustangs (4-11). The faceoff will begin at 4:30 p.m. at 1213 E. Oakton St. in Arlington Heights.
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