Kee plays spoiler for Cougars

 

AGWSR's Megan Marlette, center, is consoled by Maddie Deters (25) and Abbie Young (1) after recording the final out in the Class 1A semifinal against Kee of Lansing. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

 

FORT DODGE – Eighth-grade pitching sensation Kendra Cooper of Kee kept AGWSR off-balance in the Class 1A state semifinal, resulting in sending the Cougars back to the consolation championship game for the second year in a row.

Cooper struck out five over the first four innings and didn’t gave up only five hits – two by Morgan Rose to lead the Hawks to a 3-1 win on Thursday, July 24.

The Cougars did have their share of chances against Cooper and Kee, the biggest of which came in the final inning, but couldn’t get that breakthrough in the end.

More on this story will be found in the July 30 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.