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FSHS softball wins two at SMNW

April 25, 2013

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— Free State High’s softball team defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest twice in eight innings Wednesday, 6-3 and 6-4.

Lily Ross hit a two-run triple in the eighth inning in the opener to put the Firebirds ahead, and Kylie “We were down 3-0 and didn’t panic,” FSHS coach Lee Ice said.

In the second game, the Firebirds loaded the bases in the eighth inning on a walk by Roth and bunt singles by Cobb and A’Liyah Rogers. Emily Byers then hit a one-out double to score two runs.

“We had 29 hits tonight, and that’s against a very good team,” Ice said. “Both teams swung the bats very well, and we got some key base hits late in both games.”

The Firebirds (10-1) will play host to Shawnee Mission West at 4:15 p.m. today.

Free State 6, SM Northwest 3

Free State 000 002 13 — 6 14 2

SM Northwest 200 010 00 — 3 8 1

W — Meredith Morris (6-0). L — Cooper.

2B — Emily Byers, Whitney Rothwell. 3B — Lily Ross. HR — Morris.

Free State 6, SM Northwest 4

Free State 300 010 02 — 6 15 3

SM Northwest 100 111 00 — 4 10 2

W — Morris (7-0).

2B — Emily Byers, Lily Ross.

FSHS highlights — Byers 3-for-5, 3 RBIs; A’Liyah Rogers 2-for-5, 2 runs; Emily Bermel 2-for-5, 1 run; Whitney Rothwell 3-for-4, RBI.

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