Kee softball team continues to roll with undefeated busy week of 10 games

Kee softball junior Molly Walleser sprints toward third base in the Lady Hawks’ Tuesday, June 24 home sweep of West Central by scores of 11-1 in six innings and 10-0 in five innings. Walleser swatted a single in each contest to aid Kee’s offensive cause. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link at the top of the page.

After going winless in its previous week of limited competition, the Kee softball team reversed its fortune considerably this past week, rattling off 10 straight wins during an undefeated busy stretch on the diamond. The Hawks improved to a 24-5 overall record, including a 17-1 mark that keeps them atop the Upper Iowa Conference.
Kee’s busy week included four consecutive doubleheader sweeps of Upper Iowa Conference foes that included a pair of 15-0 wins at Postville Monday, June 23, mercy-rule triumphs of 11-1 in six innings and 10-0 in five innings over West Central Tuesday, June 24 in their season debut on their newly-renovated home field, tighter wins of 7-0 and 6-0 over Turkey Valley at home Thursday, June 26 and an even narrower sweep of North Fayette Valley at home Friday, June 27 by scores of 5-4 and 4-1. Following that Upper Iowa Conference dominance, the Hawks continued their winning ways through two three-inning, mercy-rule efforts at the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 28 - defeating St. Ansgar by a 14-0 result and Turkey Valley again by a 13-1 count - and also held a 7-4 lead over Osage late in the tournament championship game, but had that game remain uncompleted due to severe weather.
The Hawks were slated to play a varsity doubleheader at MFL/Mar Mac Monday, June 30 before hosting Waukon Wednesday, July 2 and then playing at Clayton Ridge Thursday, July 3. The Lady Hawks will then play in the Don Bosco Tournament Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5 to wrap up their regular season, with Class 1A Regional Tournament play scheduled to begin for the Hawks Wednesday, July 9 at home.

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