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Super Ten: Benton finishes No. 1

Softball: 1A champion Lansing Kee makes the big final leap

Benton Community players celebrate with the Class 3A state championship trophy after their 8-0 win over Davenport Assumption on Friday at the Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. The Bobcats finished 43-2 and are an easy choice for No. 1 in The Gazette's final Super Ten. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Benton Community players celebrate with the Class 3A state championship trophy after their 8-0 win over Davenport Assumption on Friday at the Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. The Bobcats finished 43-2 and are an easy choice for No. 1 in The Gazette's final Super Ten. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

The final area softball Super Ten of the season:

 

Softball Super 10

1

Benton Community

43-2 (14-0 Wamac West)

Postseason: Class 3A state champion

Previous: 1st

2

Cedar Rapids Kennedy

37-5 (24-2 MVC)

Postseason: Class 5A regional finalist

Previous: 2nd

3

Iowa City West

31-11 (23-3 MVC)

Postseason: Class 5A regional finalist

Previous: 3rd

4

Solon

34-10 (11-3 Wamac East)

Postseason: Class 3A state, 3rd place

Previous: 4th

5

Cedar Rapids Prairie

28-15 (18-8 MVC)

Postseason: Class 5A state, 5th place

Previous: 10th

6

Cedar Rapids Jefferson

29-9 (31-9 MVC)

Postseason: Class 5A regional finalist

Previous: 4th

7

Lansing Kee

39-6 (18-0 Upper Iowa)

Postseason: Class 1A state champion

Previous: NR

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8

Iowa City Regina

28-18 (13-5 Tri-Rivers)

Postseason: Class 2A state runner-up

Previous: NR

9

West Delaware

31-11 (11-3 Wamac East)

Postseason: Class 4A regional finalist

Previous: 5th

10

Mount Vernon

30-15 (9-5 Wamac East)

Postseason: Class 3A state, 6th place

Previous: NR

 

AREA CLASS RANKINGS

Class 5A — 1. C.R. Kennedy (37-5), 2. Iowa City West (31-11), 3. C.R. Prairie (28-15), 4. C.R. Jefferson (31-9), 4. Linn-Mar (26-15).

Class 4A — 1. West Delaware (31-11), 2. C.R. Xavier (18-25), 3. Clear Creek Amana (19-22), 4. Western Dubuque (19-20), 5. Independence (17-23).

Class 3A — 1. Benton Community (43-2), 2. Solon (34-10), 3. Mount Vernon (30-15), 4. Dyersville Beckman (26-11), 5. Center Point-Urbana (22-18).

Class 2A — 1. Iowa City Regina (28-18), 2. Cascade (33-6), 3. Jesup (20-13), 4. Maquoketa Valley (26-15), 5. North Linn (30-11).

Class 1A — 1. Lansing Kee (39-6), 2. Alburnett (30-8), 3. Belle Plaine (21-12), 4. Central City (24-18), 5. Lisbon (21-20).

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