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Losing streak, cancellations make rough ride for Rams

NAPERVILLE — Glenbard East softball hasn’t been playing much lately, and when they have, it hasn’t been pretty.

The Rams lost to Naperville North 14-1 on Monday in five innings to fall to 2-7 on the season. East dropped to 0-2 in the DuPage Valley Conference ahead of Thursday’s scheduled game at Glenbard North.

It was East’s fifth loss in a row, but only their second game since April 6. Weather and field conditions have resulted in nine cancellations over that time.

The result is that the Rams will have to deal with a crowded DVC schedule down the stretch. East is scheduled to play four DVC games each of the next two weeks to make up for lost time.

Playoff seeds will be announced May 2 so the Rams will need to start piling up some wins to make a case for a decent seed. Last year, East was a No. 16 seed in the Lake Park sectional and lost in a regional semifinal.

Entering Thursday, Megan Cotterill was leading the Rams with a .370 batting average. Brittany Plimmer and Carissa Slobodecki were next in line, both hitting at .310.

Cotterill and Plimmer each had five RBIs to lead East. Plimmer has a team-best eight runs scored and Cotterill is right behind with seven.

Grace Miller has emerged as a solid pitching option for the Rams in her first year on varsity to pitch alongside veteran options Tadda and Dana Camp. The junior has both of East’s wins and had a team-best 2.55 ERA before the Huskies’ scoring barrage on Monday.

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