At least Free State High’s softball team knows when it will open its Class 6A regional. Lawrence High’s fate still is up in the air.
Free State (5-15) earned the No. 7 seed in the Olathe Northwest regional and will face No. 2-seeded Olathe Northwest (19-1) at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. Winner of that game will face the winner between No. 3 Manhattan (10-10) and No. 6 Junction City (6-14) in the 6:30 p.m. championship.
LHS (8-12) earned the No. 5 seed in the Topeka Washburn Rural regional and will face fourth-seeded Topeka High (9-11) either Wednesday or Thursday. That regional is awaiting the outcome of Monday’s play-in game between No. 8 Kansas City Washington/Schlagle (3-12) and No. 9 Leavenworth (0-18).
If Leavenworth wins, it would face top-seeded Rural (20-0) on Wednesday at Rural. If Washington/Schlagle wins, the game would be Thursday at Rural. The scheduling uncertainty it due to conflicting graduation ceremonies.
First-round winners advance to the championship for a berth to the state tournament, which will be held May 28-29 at Kansas University’s Arrocha Ballpark.