Softball suffers setbacks to Minooka, Yorkville
by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—There’s still a little bit of time to make Maple Park feel like home-field advantage, but not much.
With three regular season contests left, the Lady Knights are trying to put three losses behind them.
On Thursday, the Lady Knights were defeated by host Yorkville in the bottom of the eighth inning, 6-4, and were swept by Minooka on Saturday, 7-1 and 11-5.
Kaneland now sits at 12-17 with a 3-7 mark in Northern Illinois Big XII Conference play.
Against the Lady Foxes, the hitting was supplied by Andrea Potts, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Delani Vest scattered six runs on nine hits while pitching all eight innings.
The lone run in game one on Saturday was supplied by a steal of home from Lanie Callaghan.
Alexis Villarreal fanned three and gave up seven runs on nine hits, but has shown a tendency to put a losing effort behind her.
“She threw the ball well today, it’s those one or two bad innings that we have,” KHS coach Brian Willis said. “We executed, had the right defense out there. We missed a couple clutch hits, but you’re playing a quality team out there.”
In game two, KHS was up 5-1 before allowing 10 runs in the sixth inning.
Kaneland hosts Marengo on Thursday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m.