Kee softball wins eight-inning nail-biter on final play

The top-rated Kee softball team earned its fifth consecutive trip to the Class 1A regional finals by pulling out an eight-inning nailbiter on the final play Friday, July 6 at home against Central City in the Class 1A Region 4 semifinals. In the bottom of the eighth inning with the score tied 1-1, junior Ashlyn Seitz (batting for sophomore Makayla Peters) hit a pinch-hit lead-off single to right field that then got by the Central City right fielder and allowed her to advance to second base. After a Kee strike-out, senior Nicki Wood laid a bunt down the third base line that was scooped up but the throw to first scooted into the outfield, allowing Peters (who had re-entered the game after Seitz's hit) to score the winning run and advance the Hawks on to the regional finals Monday, July 9 at home against ninth-rated Lisbon, 4-2 semifinal winners over 14th-rated Calamus-Wheatland.

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