CLASS 1-A FINAL
Akron-Westfield 12, Kee (Lansing) 1
Top-ranked Akron-Westfield pounded 16 hits to complete an unbeaten season and repeat as the Class 1-A state champions.
Kayla Tindall, the captain of the all-tournament team, threw a four-hitter. Her team finished 38-0. It was the school’s sixth crown.
Katie Johnston went 4-for-5. Kortney Hedlund drove in three runs and Desi Oltmanns scored three times.
Akron-Westfield has now won 54 consecutive games.
“It’s just amazing,” said Johnson, a sophomore. “We were led by a fantastic group of seniors.”
Kee, which went winless two years ago, posted the best finish in its history. Ellie Cooper singled in Annie Dibert with the only run. The Kee Hawks finished 34-9.
“We just always had to keep believing,” said Kee’s Kaylee Darling, a senior who was on the 0-25 team in 2012. “It is amazing going for the worst team to the second best.”
Class 1-A All-Tournament Team
Katie Johnson, Akron-Westfield
Ellie Heiderscheit, Kee
Kortney Hedlund, Akron-Westfield
Morgan Rose, AGWSR
Kaitlyn Schad, Martensdale-St. Marys
Madison Fryslie, AGWSR
Jamie Jordan, Martensdale St. Marys
Bailey Davis, Akron-Westfield
Ellie Cooper, Kee
Kendra Cooper, Kee
Kayla Tindall, Akron-Westfield (captain)