Kee softball team’s eight-game undefeated streak ended by big schools at NFV Tournament

Kee softball junior left fielder Val Meyer slides hard into third base as the softball approaches in the first game of the Hawks’ doubleheader sweep of Central Elkader at Waukon Monday, June 2 by scores of 10-0 in five innings and 7-2. Meyer was perfect at the plate with a double and single in two at-bats in the first game, also drawing a walk while scoring one run and driving in another to aid Kee’s offensive efforts. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Kee softball team kept its early-season undefeated streak alive for most of this past week of competition, but was finally dealt its first losses of the season by some bigger schools, although by narrow margins of just two runs in each loss. The Lady Hawks remained perfect in Upper Iowa Conference play with back-to-back sweeps of league doubleheaders, 10-0 in five innings and 7-2 over Central Elkader at Waukon Monday, June 2 and then 6-1 and 18-1 in just three innings at Starmont Thursday, June 5. Kee then split four games at the North Fayette Valley Tournament Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, posting victories of 8-0 over Dyersville Beckman and 6-5 over Don Bosco, but suffering their first two losses of the season, 6-4 to Class 3A Monticello and 2-0 to Class 4A 11th-rated West Delaware.
Boasting a 9-2 overall record, including an unblemished, 4-0 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play, the Lady Hawks were scheduled to play at Sumner-Fredericksburg Monday, June 9 before hosting Crestwood at Waukon Tuesday, June 10 and then traveling to South Winneshiek Thursday, June 12, all of those contests being varsity doubleheaders. After playing in the Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 14, the Lady Hawks hope to host West Central at the Kee softball field in New Albin Monday, June 16 for a doubleheader before doing likewise with North Fayette Thursday, June 19.

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