Kee softball team overcomes early loss to win five straight this past week

Kee softball freshman third baseman Courtney Cooper crosses home plate as she’s greeted by a host of happy Hawks after crushing a two-run homerun in Kee’s 5-2 victory over Class 3A ninth-rated Crestwood at Waukon Tuesday, June 10. Cooper also had a single to complete a two-for-three effort at the plate, driving in two runs and scoring two of her own to account for a majority of Kee’s offense in the contest. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Kee softball team suffered a narrow loss to begin this past week, but more than made up for it by blanking three of its opponents during a five-game winning streak to currently hold a 14-3 overall record, 9-1 in the Upper Iowa Conference. The Lady Hawks suffered that 3-2 loss at Sumner-Fredericksburg Monday, June 9 before blasting those host Cougars, 10-0, in the nightcap of that twinbill. Kee then beat Class 3A ninth-rated Crestwood, 5-2, at Waukon Tuedsay, June 10 before sweeping South Winneshiek on the road, 16-3 in five innings and 9-0, Thursday, June 12. The Lady Hawks then wrapped up their week with an 8-0 win over St. Ansgar at the Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 14 before rain ended that event early.
A Monday, June 16 home doubleheader for the Lady Hawks with West Central has been rescheduled for June 24, but a home doubleheader with North Fayette Thursday, June 19 is slated to be played at Kee’s newly-renovated home field in New Albin before the Hawks play at Center Point-Urbana Friday, June 20. Kee will then play at Postville Monday, June 23 before hosting that rescheduled home doubleheader with West Central Tuesday, June 24.

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