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Eastern Tech Beats Rival Kenwood in Softball

Brittany Kakellos came in as a pinch hitter and drove
in two runs with a double in the 4th inning.
- by Ben Boehl -
The Kenwood Bluebird Softball team knew they had a tough road ahead of them in a game against the mighty Mavericks of Eastern Tech. To their credit, Kenwood was able to stay in the game through the first three innings. Then in the fourth and fifth innings, the Maverick's bats came to life.
Eastern Tech was able to get base runners in the first three innings, but they couldn't score any runs. Kenwood's starting pitcher Kayleigh Citterman was able to get a key strikeout to end the bottom of the first with two runners on base for the Mavericks. In the second inning, Eastern Tech had runners on first and second with no outs, when Kenwood catcher Rachael Maddox caught a pop-up and turned an unbelievable triple play.
The bad news for the Bluebirds, Eastern Tech's star pitcher Michelle January was on the mound. She pitched five scoreless innings and only allowed two hits. Every time Kenwood hit the ball hard, Maverick shortstop Megan Smith scoped up ground balls and threw runners out. In the bottom of the fourth, Eastern Tech got on the board and control of the game. Kelly Gallagher doubled to left field and the next battter got a hit. Then Brittany Kakellas was brought in as a pinch hitter and she delivered with a double that scored two runs. Next Brittany Bangert hit a two run homer and Eastern Tech was suddenly ahead 4-0. In the bottom of the fifth, Smith had a home run and the Mavericks put six more runs in the inning to grab an 11-0 lead. The game was called after five innings. Smith went 3-4 with a single, double and home run.