EAST PEORIA – Both Providence Catholic and Mother Nature tried their best to slow the bats of the Kaneland softball team.
Neither was successful.
Kaneland pounded out 14 hits off two Celtics pitchers and endured two lightning delays for an 8-1 win in a Class 3A state semifinal Friday.
“I knew these girls had [it in them] from the get-go, but I never thought we’d be playing on a Saturday in the championship game at state,” said Kaneland leadoff hitter Donatela Sommesi, who went 3 for 5 and scored three times. “It’s going to be the game of our lives.”