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West Branch used a strong outing from Kaiya Luneckas and a pair of home runs to snap a 10-game losing skid to Durant with a 7-1 win over the Wildcats in a River Valley Conference South Division matchup in West Branch.
Luneckas fanned 11 in a three hitter and also homered as West Branch defeated Durant for the first time since 2013.
West Branch improved to 5-6 on the season and 5-4 in RVC play with the win while Durant dropped to 9-4 and 8-3 in conference action.
Luneckas allowed one unearned runs on three hits while striking out 11 and walking two in the win.
The senior also went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI.
Lexi Klinkkammer added a home run and drove in three runs while Maddy Hatfield went 3-for-3 with a run scored.
Nicki Henson had two hits, Mackenzie Heise doubled, scored twice and drove in a run and Taylor Thein had a hit and scored a run.
Durant 000 010 0 – 1 3 0
West Branch 201 130 x – 7 11 1
W – Kaiya Luneckas L – Kylie Schult
2B – WB: Mackenzie Heise
HR – WB: Kaiya Luneckas, Lexi Klinkkamer