Kee softball team’s undefeated week includes 68-0 margin in UIC sweep, pair of dramatic wins over top-10 rated teams, including State Championship rematch

Double doubles in game two ... Kee softball senior Chloe Severson unloads on a pitch in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Clayton Ridge Wednesday, June 6. Severson knocked out two doubles in two at-bats in the second game of the twinbill sweep, driving in two runs and scoring two as well. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee softball team played to an undefeated week in six games this past week, perhaps showing a renewed focus after suffering its first two losses of the season in back-to-back games against top-15 rated opponents to end the previous week of competition. That renewed focused showed itself in a couple different aspects, as the Lady Hawks got their Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) season off to an undefeated start by outscoring UIC opponents by a combined 68-0 in four games, including doubleheader sweeps of 14-0 and 29-0 at Postville Monday, June 4 and 12-0 and 13-0 at home over Clayton Ridge Wednesday, June 6. Those UIC sweeps were alternated with a pair of much closer victories over top-10 rated non-conference foes that included a dramatic, 4-2 win in eight innings at home over Class 3A 10th-rated Crestwood Tuesday, June 5 and then a climactic, 3-1 win at Class 1A second-rated Clarksville Friday, June 8 in a rematch of last summer’s championship game in the Class 1A State Tournament.

That rollercoaster of wider and narrower margins of victory leaves the Lady Hawks with a season record of 12-2, including an undefeated, 4-0 start to their Upper Iowa Conference season. They are next scheduled for a very busy week that will see them host Starmont for a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 11, play at Sumner-Fredericksburg Tuesday, June 12 and host Turkey Valley for a varsity doubleheader Wednesday, June 13 before playing in the West Delaware Tournament Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. The Kee girls will then play a series of UIC varsity doubleheaders, hosting Central Elkader  Monday, June 18, playing at North Fayette Valley Wednesday, June 20 and hosting South Winneshiek Thursday, June 21 before playing in the Decorah Tournament June 23.

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