Evanston’s softball team finally found a way to win Wednesday.

The winning formula? Score 12 runs in the first inning — and make the opponent play catch-up softball for a change.

The Wildkits pounded out 22 hits and ended an 0-16 season skid by demolishing visiting Lake Forest 24-4.

Freshman Delilah Liston led the attack with a 4-for-4 performance, driving in 3 runs, and classmate Maya Nelson added 3 hits in the slaughter rule triumph.

“We’ve done a good job this year of coming back on teams, but usually we started too late,” pointed out ETHS head coach Amy Gonzales. “Today was different and it was good to finally have them get a win under their belts, to have that (winning) feeling.

“It’s a different game when you’re ahead, instead of always having to battle back. As coaches, we’ve tried to figure out what we should be doing different, what changes we could make. Other coaches have told me that our record didn’t match our ability. It’s nice to hear — but I know it. We just need some of the pieces to fall into place. Hopefully, this will give us a push in the right direction (with 4 games left in the regular season).”

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