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By the numbers: Somessi was 2 for 3 in the win. Hailey Roach had a pair of hits and scored three times, Theobald was 2 for 4 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI, and Wheatley had two hits and drove in two runs.
Beyond the stats: Kaneland’s first two batters of the game got hits, but the Knights only had one other hit until the fourth inning.
They said it: “I’m really happy I was able to help take this group of girls to state,” Erickson said. “It’s a really talented group of people, we get along so well, I love playing with this team and I’m so excited for state.”
Up next: Kaneland and Providence Catholic will play at 10:30 a.m. Friday, with the winner advancing to the championship game against either Mount Zion or Montini at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The third-place game will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.