Softball defense stingy, bats not

By on May 24, 2012

KANELAND—A team can only play the games in front of them on the softball diamond, and the playoffs will have to wait.

For now, however, Kaneland is continuing to roll convincingly.

May 16 saw a 10-0, six-inning triumph over visiting Oswego East High School, and Saturday morning saw an 8-0 win over host Rosary.

Kaneland sits at 29-6 with the conference title already wrapped up last week.

KHS scored two in the first, two more in the third before walking off with six in the sixth.

Lanie Callaghan and McKinzie Mangers each went 3-for-4, and Delani Vest solved Wolves hitters with just four hits allowed and eight strikeouts.

Against Rosary, Kaneland’s 2-0 lead grew to four in the fifth inning, and four more runs in the sixth iced it.

Vest earned the win with five innings of work and seven K’s, and Ellissa Eckert came in for the final two innings of work.

Callaghan went 2-for-4 with a homer and three driven in, and Hayley Contorno helped the cause against her former squad with a 2-for-3 morning.

Kaneland was set to place its one-seed against (5) Rosary, Monday winners over IMSA on Wednesday, with one of those three schools meeting Yorkville or Sandwich in the IMSA Regional championship on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m.