Written by Rick Coleman, Sports Director - bio | email
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."
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