Josie Weber pitched nearly eight innings in relief Wednesday night versus Kee High ringing up nine strikeouts. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Josie Weber pitched nearly eight innings in relief Wednesday night versus Kee High ringing up nine strikeouts. (Photo by Becky Walz)

Tallying 14 hits in game one and 11 in game two, the Turkey Valley softball team (4-0, 4-0 UIC) is consistently making contact with the softball and finding the holes in the defense after defeating Kee High (2-2, 2-2 UIC) at home Wednesday June 17, twice.

Kee High opened game one stringing the hits together to take a 9-2 lead over the home team favorite Trojans. TV narrowed the gap to 9-5 in the bottom of the fourth before the Hawks retaliated with four of their own in the fifth frame. A four-run fifth inning for the Red and White, combined with a defensive stand in the sixth frame, allowed the Trojans to build momentum. In the bottom of the sixth, TV tallied hit after hit to plate eight runs and take a 17-13 lead and eventually the victory.

Jordan Lukes and Josie Weber combined their efforts on the pitcher’s mound to strike out eight Hawk batters, allowing five walks.

With 14 hits on the board the Trojans were led by Jalyssa Blazek who had three hits, including a double and two RBIs. Jaedyn Winter, Weber and Aleah Hackman had multi-hit games as well, with Hackman batting three runs home.

The Hawks struck first once again in game two with runs in the first and second inning to lead 2-0 before the Trojan bats caught fire with six runs in the third frame. Kee High knotted the score 6-6 in the fourth and the two UIC teams remained deadlocked until TV broke through with a trio of scores in the sixth and two in the seventh to win game two.

Starting in the pitcher’s mound for the Trojans was senior Jaedyn Winter who was relieved by Weber for the win.

Weber and Blazek smacked out doubles for TV while Olivia Drilling banged out three singles for two RBI. Ali Hoffert had three RBIs for the Trojans.

Back on the diamond

Monday, the Trojans made the short trip to Calmar to take on the South Winn Warriors. The complete recap, stats and photos will be published in the Thursday, June 25, Decorah Public Opinion. Wednesday, Turkey Valley returns to its home field as MFL MarMac pays a visit to Jackson Junction for an UIC doubleheader with the first pitch slated for 5:30 p.m.