[Mary Beth Nolan]
By the numbers: It was the third conference win in as many days for the Knights – they scored nine in each of their wins against Morris and Yorkville.
Beyond the stats: The Knights didn't have an extra base hit in the game an manufactured most of their runs one base at time. This was on full display in the seventh, when Roach started with a walk, moved to second on a wild pitch and third on a bunt. She scored on a ground out to the right side by Ortegel, who drove in two.
They said it: "If we struggle early we'll throw some small ball in there," Kuefler said. "That puts pressure on the defense, and that opens up some pitches. We start putting some runners on the bases and that changes that pitch call."
Up next: DeKalb is scheduled to play at Sycamore on Friday, while the Knights host Batavia on Saturday.