Kankakee Valley sophomore right-fielder, Carly Basham crushed a two-strike pitch, in the bottom of the eighth inning, over the center field fence to give the host Kougars an opening day 4 to 2 victory over Morgan Township. Kougar catcher Emma Sark went 4 for 4 at the plate with a double. K.V. shortstop Maddie Swart tripled and scored a run. Freshman pitcher, Lexi Broyles, went the distance striking out 9 and walking none.
Morgan Township pitcher Esa Hill tossed 7 and 1/3 innings, striking out 7 Kougars while walking 4. Lanie Ruf and Karlie Lemmons each doubled while third-baseman, Lauren Moore, ripped a solo home run for the Cherokees.