Softball takes advantages of curveballs, longballs
KANELANDâ€”Lady Knights softball is 14-7, and bringing the offense.
Kaneland softball broke out the bats vs. DeKalb on Thursday in an 11-1, five-inning rout of the Lady Barbs.
Eight runs in the third, two in the fourth and an additional one in the fifth solved things for KHS. Delani Vest allowed just one hit and struck out eight in the pitcher’s circle. Katy Dudzinski went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, while Brittany Davis went 4-for-4 with two driven in, and teammate Allyson O’Herron went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
Following the WSC battle, the Lady Knights headed up Route 20 to take part in the Marengo Tournament on Saturday.
The first contest had KHS fall to Tinley Park’s Andrew HS by a 7-5 final after Vest surrendered four runs in the top of the sixth. The sophomore did have five strikeouts to her name. Sister Rilee Vest had a double, triple and three RBI.
Kaneland recovered to vanquish the Freeport Pretzels in a 10-4 encounter. Dudzinski took the hill and struck out six in the win, while also slamming a homer. Jordan Hester added a homer and four RBI.
To end the weekend, Kaneland brought out the slaughter bats against Rockton’s Hononegah HS in a 13-3 win. The Lady Knights, with winning pitcher Alexis Villarreal on the hill (8 K’s), saw a triple and three RBI by Rilee Vest and a 3-for-4 game from Beth Smith.
Kaneland handled Oswego East on Monday by a final of 8-2, on the strength of Vestâ€™s six innings. Vest scattered only two runs and five hits while fanning four.
At the plate, Andrea Dimmig-Potts smacked three doubles and drove in three.
Upcoming for KHS softball is a home contest with Sycamore on Thursday, May 13, at 4:30 p.m.
Photo: KHS softball outfielder Rilee Vest was among those with a prolific Marengo Tourney, smacking a triple and
3-RBI game in a 13-3 win against Hononegah on Saturday. File Photo