Switalla's swats help Grayslake North past Central
May 18, 2015 10:40 PM - From her first at-bat to her last -- the final one of Monday's Fox Valley Conference Fox Division game between District 127 rivals -- it was clear Kayla Switalla was going to be a difficult out. Grayslake North's leadoff hitter fouled off six offerings from Grayslake Central ace Reagen Radke in the bottom of the first, before popping out. "I was ready to play," said Switalla, the Knights' senior shortstop. "I've been struggling a little. I just had to tell myself, ‘Go get 'em next time.' I've been popping up a lot. I wasn't hitting it to the right spots." Switalla hit the spot in her next 3 plate appearances, all of which resulted in doubles, with the last one delivering a 4-3, walk-off win for Grayslake North. Switalla lined a gapper into left-center with one out in the seventh, scoring Dani Runyon and Jenny Moore on a day the two varsity squads honored the Grayslake Pride youth softball teams.