The Evanston Wildkits came out in full force at home Monday against Lake Forest High School.
The Scouts jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Kits came back in the bottom of the first to regain two of the runs.
Leadoff hitter Izzy Bergman started with a walk. Second hitter Caroline Duke stepped to the plate and bombed a two run home run into the parking lot to keep the Kits back by only one.
In the top of the second, Caitlin Boer held the Scouts to nothing. The bottom of the inning brought four more Wildkit runs and gave Evanston a 6-3 lead. They never again lost the lead.
Allie Managlia started the inning by doubling to the right field fence. Jenna Ehrensaft then singled, and after one out, Caroline Duke had her second hit of the game, to left field, to score Managlia. Boer then singled to score Bergman and Emily Mathyer singled to bring in two more runs.
The Scout bats were once again silent in the third, but the Kits kept going strong.
Allie Managlia reached base and Caroline Duke drove her in with a hit to center field. Back to back hits by Boer and Mathyer brought in run and the Kits were up 8-3.
Pitcher Boer remained tough on the mound in the fourth as she shut down the heart of the Scouts order 3 up, 3 down.
In the bottom of the fourth, Allue Nortz, Maddie Reiches, and Allie Managlia loaded the bases. Ehrensaft brought one run in before Bergman grounded out hard to second, scoring a run and leaving runners on 2nd and 3rd.
Duke then stepped to the plate for the fourth time. This time, she crushed a double to right field to score two more runs.
In the top of the fifth, the Kits defense once again kept the Scouts off the scoreboard. Back to back hits by Emma Maxwell and Allie Nortz got the Kits going in the bottom of the inning. They were moved over to second and third and after one out, Allie Managlia came to the plate.
The whole field was pulled n, because the Scouts knew they had to cut the run down at home or the game would be over on the ten run rule. Managlia ripped a shot up the middle to score Maxwell and the game was over.