Athlete of the Week: Kim Wedeking Clarksville - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Athlete of the Week: Kim Wedeking Clarksville

Posted: Updated:
CLARKSVILLE (KWWL) -

Senior pitcher Kimberly Wedeking's led this Clarksville softball team on one of the best season's in school history --

Coach "Beginning of the year, she was really good, then halfway through the season, I think she just caught her groove, and she's just been phenomenal as of late."

At the plate -- Kimberly's hitting at above a 400 clip with a couple of home runs --

but she's done her real damage on the mound going 18 and 2 on the season -- with over 200 strikeouts -- more than double than anyone else in the Iowa Star Conference --

Coach: "She had 2 perfect games in one week, one game, the perfect game, she strauck out all 15 batters she faced.  I've never seen that personally."

Kimberly doesn't take all the credit herself -- she learned to throw from her dad who plays in men's fast-pitch league's --plus -- the confidence she has in senior catcher Megan Backer has allowed her to relax more on the mound

Kimberly: "I have 100% trust in her.  It gives me a lot of confidence as a pitcher."

Coach: "Kimberly has the confidence to throw the ball anywhere, and she knows Megan's going to catch it."

Megan: "We click pretty well together.  When we're out there, we're just a solid team,....so when I'm back there catching for her, it feels pretty amazing to watch her, because I get the front view."

So far this season, the Indians have already clinched the Iowa Star conference title -- but the goal won't be complete unless they reach the state tournament in Fort Dodge, something that's only happened one other time in school history.

Kimberly: "It would mean a lot.  It takes our bats to get going and we've got to keep playing like we have been, and I think we can make it there."

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Cy-Hawk softball game ends in 6-6 tie

    Cy-Hawk softball game ends in 6-6 tie

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:09:03 GMT
    Nobody won the annual Cy-Hawk softball game on Wednesday. Darkness forced an end to the contest with the Hawkeyes and Cyclones tied at 6 apiece. Light became a factor after a lengthy rain delay in the bottom of the first.Iowa State jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and led 6-3 in the 4th inning after Rachel Hartman knocked an RBI base hit to right.Iowa charged back in the 5th and final inning behind home runs from Brianna Luna and Megan Blank tying the game at 6 apiece. The Hawkey...More >>
    Nobody won the annual Cy-Hawk softball game on Wednesday. Darkness forced an end to the contest with the Hawkeyes and Cyclones tied at 6 apiece. Light became a factor after a lengthy rain delay in the bottom of the first.Iowa State jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and led 6-3 in the 4th inning after Rachel Hartman knocked an RBI base hit to right.Iowa charged back in the 5th and final inning behind home runs from Brianna Luna and Megan Blank tying the game at 6 apiece. The Hawkey...More >>
  • Iowa's offense looking to match strong defense

    Iowa's offense looking to match strong defense

    Iowa's defense was back among the nation's elite last season.More >>
    Iowa's defense was back among the nation's elite last season.More >>
  • Saunders on Hoiberg for T-Wolves job: "Not the time."

    Saunders on Hoiberg for T-Wolves job: "Not the time."

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:08:00 GMT
    Fred Hoiberg will not be the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.Rick Adelman officially retired as the team's head coach on Monday. Almost immediately, several reports surfaced citing team sources saying Hoiberg was on the team's short list. The anxiety likely felt by Cyclone fans only lasted a very short time.In a Monday afternoon appearance on the Chad Hartman radio show in the Twin Cities, Timberwolves president Flip Saunders nixed the idea."It's not the right opportunity for hi...More >>
    Fred Hoiberg will not be the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.Rick Adelman officially retired as the team's head coach on Monday. Almost immediately, several reports surfaced citing team sources saying Hoiberg was on the team's short list. The anxiety likely felt by Cyclone fans only lasted a very short time.In a Monday afternoon appearance on the Chad Hartman radio show in the Twin Cities, Timberwolves president Flip Saunders nixed the idea."It's not the right opportunity for hi...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.