Kee softball team’s four wins in final seven games of regular season include pair of UIC sweeps before preparing for postseason with strong weekend slate

Two of the hits, all of the runs ... Kee softball sophomore center fielder Addison Winters connects with a pitch for a hit in the Hawks’ 12-2 home loss to Class 3A seventh-rated Sumner-Fredericksburg Saturday, July 6 that closed out Kee’s regular season schedule. Winters joined fellow sophomore Lilly Kolsrud in each belting out two singles in four at-bats to combine for four of the Hawks’ five hits in the ballgame, with Winters also reaching on an error to get on base in all three of her plate appearances and scoring both of Kee’s runs in the loss. Photo by Danielle Potter. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee softball team wrapped up its regular season schedule this past week with a busy final week of seven games. The Hawks put four of those seven games in the win column, with those four wins all coming in Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader sweeps at home, 7-2 and 13-1 in three innings over West Central Monday, July 1 and 7-3 and 11-1 in five innings over North Fayette Valley Wednesday, July 3. The three non-conference games the Lady Hawks played this past week all ended up in the loss column, including a 6-0 loss at home to Riceville in a rain-shortened game of five innings Tuesday, July 2 and a 7-1 loss at Jesup Friday, July 5 followed by a 12-2 mercy-rule loss at home in five innings to Class 3A seventh-rated Sumner-Fredericksburg Saturday, July 6.

That final week of the regular season left the Lady Hawks with a 19-18 season record that includes a 14-2 mark in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play that leaves the Kee girls in second place in the final UIC standings. Kee’s diamond dwellers were next scheduled to begin Class 1A District Tournament play Monday, July 8 at home against Central Elkader.

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