Softball takes two in WSC play vs. Batavia, Rochelle

KANELAND—Lady Knights had two come-from-behind wins in a week that saw their record elevated to 9-5 (4-3 Western Sun Conference play).

Kaneland softball made use of the four-run inning as part of its winning formula once again on Thursday in Maple Park against the Hubs. The 4-1 win saw Delani Vest strike out seven and allow just one unearned run in the complete-game effort.

Vest is 6-3 with a 1.82 earned-run average thus far.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, KHS scored 10 runs in the final two innings to upend host Batavia 13-8.

Facing the Hubs, Katy Dudzinski had a two-RBI hit in the go-ahead sixth inning, while Allyson O’Herron went 2-for-3.

The sophomores went on the offensive in their clash with the Hubs in Rochelle, scoring 13 runs in the fourth en route to a 14-4, five-inning win.

Aly Harner had a three-run double and Sara Kitz went 3-for-4.

Vest started against the Bulldogs and was replaced by Dudzinski in the sixth before coming back in the seventh to earn the save.

McKinzie Mangers went 2-for-4 with a HR and three RBI. Vest also hit a bases-loaded triple. Dudzinski went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Batavia scored four in the second, but KHS scored one in the third and two in the fourth, before the hosts scored three in their half of the fourth to make it 7-3. After putting one up in the bottom of the fifth, KHS scored seven in the sixth and three in the seventh to clinch matters.