FSHS softball wins, then falls, at Sunflower Festival

April 21, 2017


The Free State softball team split its first two games at the Sunflower Softball Festival on Thursday at the Shawnee Mission Softball Complex — defeating Blue Valley, 10-5, and falling to Washburn Rural, 9-0.

Grace Patchen went 2-for-4 with four RBIs to lead the Firebirds against Blue Valley. Patchen’s three-run home run highlighted the Firebirds’ four-run sixth inning. Jenalee Dickson added a bases-clearing double, and Mayah Daniels went 3-for-4 with three runs scored against the Tigers.

Dacia Starr collected two of Free State’s four hits in the loss to Washburn Rural.

The Firebirds (6-5) will play their final two games of the Sunflower Softball Festival on Saturday. Free State will take on Gardner-Edgerton at 9 a.m., and Great Bend at 11 a.m.

Washburn Rural 022 050 0 — 9 10 0

Free State 000 000 0 — 0 4 6

LP — Mayah Daniels.

Free State highlights: Dacia Starr 2-for-4.

Blue Valley 200 003 0 — 5 7 2

Free State 004 204 X — 10 10 0

WP — Morgan Leslie.

Free State highlights: Grace Patchen 2-for-4, four RBIs, HR; Jenalee Dickson 1-for-3, three RBIs; Mayah Daniels 3-for-4, three runs scored.


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