Madison College freshman Maddie Kvatek leads the WolfPack softball team in hitting with a .582 average. She has 32 hits in 55 at bats and has four home runs.


A close loss to Joliet Junior College in a conference matchup on April 6 has left the Madison College softball team little room for error if it hopes to take the N4C title as a pivotal doubleheader with Rock Valley College nears.
Madison College is now 3-1 in conference play and 21-3 overall. Rock Valley is 4-0 in conference play and 21-5 overall.
The two powerhouses split a non-conference doubleheader at Madison College on March 25 and will face each other again in Rockford on April 20. The outcome of the doubleheader will go a long way in determining who wins the conference crown this season.
Madison College has been scoring big all season and has won six of its last 14 games by run rule. Still, two of the team’s three losses have also come during that stretch including the conference loss to Joliet.

Madison College 5, Sauk Valley Community College 0
Madison College pitcher Casey Fountain pitched a five-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory over Sauk Valley Commuity College in the first game of a doubleheader on April 18. Shortstop Katie Joten had three hits in the game, including a triple and a double, and scored twice.

Madison College 5, Sauk Valley Community College 4
What looked like another 5-0 win for Madison College became a nail biter when Sauk Valley scored four times in the bottom of the seventh inning before falling to the WolfPack, 5-4. Katherine Brandl had a triple and two RBIs for Madison College.

Madison College 11, Carl Sandburg College 3
A seven-run second inning gave Madison College more than enough scoring in its 11-3 victory in five innings over host Carl Sandburg in the opening game of an April 17 doubleheader. Briel Burg had two triples and Abby Luczak had three doubles to lead the WolfPack, which had 16 hits in the game.

Madison College 17, Carl Sandburg College 4
The second game against Carl Sandburg was a mirror image of the first, with a 12-run third inning leading Madison College to a 17-4 route of the host team in five innings. Hannah Melum hit a three-run home run for the WolfPack, and Bella Williams, Grace Madeiros, Alisia Palms and Paige Peloquin each doubled.

Triton College 4, Madison College 2
Visiting Madison College was held to just two runs on three hits in a 4-2 loss to Triton College in the opening game of a doubleheader on April 15. A pair of Triton home runs accounted for thee of the team’s runs in the game. Katie Joten had a home run for the WolfPack.

Madison College 17, Triton College 6
A late game surge allowed Madison College to turn a 5-4 deficit into a 17-6 route in the second game. The WolfPack scored seven runs in the sixth inning and six runs in the seventh inning, finishing with a whopping 17 hits. Joten, Maddie Kvatek, Bella Williams and Mia Noelker all hit home runs in the game.

Madison College 19, Harper College 3
Madison College scored early an often in its 19-3 win over Harper College in the opening game of a road doubleheader on April 13. The WolfPack scored 13 runs in the first two innings to take a commanding lead and totaled 20 hits in the game.
Joten hit two home runs and Taylor VoBehren added another to lead Madison College. Kvatek and Lauren Steien both had triples, while Brianna Brandner and Noelker each doubled.

Madison College 21, Harper College 2
The hits and runs kept coming in the second game as well, with Madison College scoring in all five innings of its 21-2 win over Haper College. One unique aspect of the 16-hit effort was that there were five triples in the game by five players: Williams, Casey Fountain, Katherine Brandl, Abbie Cavadini and Paige Peloquin.

Madison College 8, Highland Community College 0
Freshman Casey Fountain pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Madison College past Highland Community College, 8-0, in six innings at home on April 11. Brandner had three hits to lead the WolfPack, while Fountain, Kvatek and Noelker each had two.

Madison College 6, Highland Community College 5
A four-run fourth inning gave Madison College the boost it needed for a 6-5 win over Highland Community College in the second game of a doubleheader. The WolfPack had 11 hits in the game, but didn’t have a single extra-base hit. Brandner led the team with three hits, while Steien and Burg each had two.

Madison College 8, Dakota County Technical College 0
Mallory Sterling pitched a no-hit shutout in an 8-0 win over Dakota County Technical College on April 9. The game ended after five innings, when Madison College scored six times in the bottom of the fifth. Kvatek, Megan Miklesh and Alisia Palms each had triples for the WolfPack.

Madison College 15, Dakota County Technical College 4
The scoring got started early in the second game of the doubleheader, with Madison College putting 13 runs on the board in the first two innings of the 15-4 victory over Dakota County. Joten hit two triples and Megan Zillges added one to lead the WolfPack.

Madison College 6, Joliet Junior College 2
Another solid pitching effort by Fountain helped lead Madison College to a 6-2 victory over Joliet Junior College in the first game of a doubleheader on April 6. Fountain allowed just one earned run on five hits and struck out eight batters.

Joliet Junior College 5, Madison College 3
Joliet came up with two runs in the fourth inning and three in the fifth to upend Madison College, 5-3, in the second game of the doubleheader. The WolfPack was held to five hits in the games, with Joten’s double being the only extra-base hit.