Free State newcomers highlight all-state softball selections

A pair of Free State softball players and a Lawrence High pitcher netted all-state honors, which was announced Friday afternoon.

Freshman Tatum Clopton, who is verbally committed to Oklahoma State, was named to the Class 6A first team as a pitcher. Freshman Sara Roszak joined her teammate on the first team as an infielder.

Both Clopton and Roszak helped Free State, which finished with an 18-7 record, capture its first state championship in program history. Clopton struck out 25 batters in 21 innings over three games during the state tournament, while Roszak led the Sunflower League with a .619 batting average in the regular season.

Meanwhile, Lawrence senior Zoë Brewer earned a second team selection as a pitcher. Brewer recorded over 100 strikeouts in her final campaign to help the Lions finish with an 11-10 record.

6A all-state selections

First team

Pitcher — Maryssa Rollin, Olathe South

Pitcher — Tatum Clopton, Free State

Pitcher — Kasey Hamilton, Washburn Rural

Catcher — Jordan Richards, Olathe Northwest

Catcher — Grace Ruehle, Dodge City

Infielder — Sara Roszak, Free State

Infielder — Gabby Schultz, Gardner Edgerton

Infielder — Alex Stanek, Blue Valley

Infielder — Olivia Bruno, Washburn Rural

Infielder — Ashlyn Anderson, Gardner Edgerton

Outfielder — Shayna Espy, Olathe Northwest

Outfielder — Paige Robbins, Blue Valley

Outfielder — Maddie Stipsits, Olathe North

Outfielder — Hannah Schmidt, Olathe North

Utility/DP — Olivia Depew, Derby

Second team

Pitcher — Grace Garcia, Blue Valley

Pitcher — Jayme Dean, Olathe North

Pitcher — Zoë Brewer, Lawrence High

Catcher — Maddie Swanson, Olathe South

Infielder — Mackenzie Klaus, Olathe Northwest

Infielder — Kayli Dryden, Wichita Northwest

Infielder — Madi Young, Derby

Infielder — Yazmin Vargis, Garden City

Infielder — Halley Rindom, Blue Valley

Infielder — Sydni Hawkins, Wichita Southeast

Outfielder — Morgan Kern, Olathe South

Outfielder — Lexi Dryden, Wichita Northwest

Outfielder — Catherine Szukalski, Blue Valley

Outfielder — Emily Fox, Wichita Southeast

Utility/DP — Raemie Lopp, Dodge City


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