Wilkey pitches to near perfection


FACE OF DETERMINATION – Kenna Wilkey continued her great performances this past week, as she helped the Lady Comets earn wins over Westmont and Pontiac. Wilkey walked only one batter in each of the two games, as she accumulated 36 strikeouts. Photo by Fred Ruetz.
By: 
Brent Sumner
Staff Writer

    Reed-Custer’s varsity softball team managed just four hits in their game against Pontiac on Saturday, but that was all they needed behind powerhouse pitching from Kenna Wilkey.
    The Lady Comets (6-3 overall) defeated the opposition 3-0, as Wilkey was one walk away from a perfect game for the second game in a row.
    She allowed no hits or runs through her seven innings of work, while walking one and striking out 16.
    Offensively, while the Lady Comets managed just four hits, they were able to take advantage of some walks and solid base running.
    Reed-Custer tallied one run in the fourth, and two more in the sixth to earn the win.
    Haley Mazon led the offense, going 2-for-3 on the day, including a double, as she also picked up one RBI.
    Kelsi Dillon also added one RBI off a single.
    Antoinette Hill picked up the final hit of the day, and also scored one run, while Wilkey scored two runs.
    Reed-Custer was scheduled to host Peotone on Monday, but the game was canceled due to inclement weather. No make-up date has been determined at this time.
    The Lady Comets traveled to Peotone on Tuesday, and will return home on Thursday for more conference action against Plano.
Reed-Custer 10,
Westmont 0

    Wilkey threw lights-out softball on Friday, as Reed-Custer picked up their first conference win of the season against Westmont.
    Wilkey struck out 20 batters faced, letting up just one walk down the stretch, as the Lady Comets picked up the seven-inning win.
    Reed-Custer won by 10 runs, but the game still took the full length to get their, as the Lady Comets tallied one run in the first, two in the third, three in the fifth, three in the sixth, and one more in the seventh.
    While Wilkey was red hot in the pitcher’s circle, she also lit up the board from the plate.
    She led the offense, going 3-for-3 at the plate, with two doubles and one home run, finishing with six RBIs and two runs scored.
    Hill added two hits, including a home run for two RBIs and two runs scored, while Mazon picked up a double for one RBI.
    Michelle Mack and Dillon also added hits in the game.
    Mack (3), Mackenzie Colier, Ruth Fetzner and Georgia Votta also tallied runs for the win.