Lady Knights (14-5) bring the bats
Lady Knights softball saw contributions from both ends this past week.
Pitching and hitting proved key in a week that had Kaneland take four out of five contests and improve to 14-5 with a 5-2 record in the Western Sun Conference, tied with Batavia.
Sycamore got the best of the host Lady Knights last Wednesday afternoon by a 2-0 final.
Delani Vest was tagged with her second loss of the season (6-2) despite seven strikeouts. The Lady Spartans plated one run in the top of the first and one in the third.
Jessica Lubic went 2-for-4 with a double and triple, and Andrea Potts also added a triple.
On the lower-class end, Kaneland sophomore softball came away with a win at Sycamore by a 10-3 clip.
Beth Smith improved to 6-0, and Nikky Rymarz went 3-for-3 with a home run.
On Thursday, the Lady Knights handed the host Rochelle Lady Hubs a 5-0 loss.
Vest took care of the purple-clad lineup with eight strikeouts and allowed just two hits.
Kanelandâ€™s scoring output consisted of a single run in the second and four in the seventh.
Brianna Hurst led the way at the plate with a 3-for-4 evening along with a double. Potts went 2-for-4 with two driven in and Rilee Vest went 2-for-2 with an RBI.
On Saturday, the Lady Knights provided some hurt to host Woodstock by sweeping a doubleheader, 3-0 and 3-1.
In game one, Vest earned the win and fanned 12 batters, scattering just two hits.
The offense was led by Jessica Lubic (2-for-3, triple, RBI) and Huml (3-for-3).
Game two had the Lady Knights break open a 1-1 tie with two runs in the top of the sixth.
Potts went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Huml struck out 10 on the day.
On Tuesday, Kaneland took the aluminum to the visiting Batavia Bulldogs 9-0, thanks to homers from Potts and Rilee Vest. Vestâ€™s grand slam was the third hit by Kaneland since 2004.
KHS visits Glenbard South on Thursday, April 30, and hosts Geneva on Tuesday, May 5.