Preps notebook: Free State softball earns 13-1 victory over Olathe West

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State junior Jasmine Brixius attempts a slap hit against Olathe East. Free State won 7-0 Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Free State’s softball team scored in all but one inning of its 13-1 win over Olathe West on Saturday at FSHS.

The Firebirds (12-1) grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first before adding three more runs in the third. They exploded with nine home runs in the fourth, while recording 13 hits as a team. Olathe West was held to one run on two hits.

Sara Roszak, Georgia Rea and Tatum Clopton all clobbered home runs for Free State’s offense. McKenzie Marcum delivered a double as the only other extra-base hit.

Robin Todd, who was in the No. 8 spot in the batting lineup, led the team in hits with three. Roszak, Leah Mueller and Jasmine Brixius all recorded multiple hits in the win. Roszak paced FSHS with four RBIs.

Free State will travel to Lawrence High at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

OWHS 0 0 0 1 0 — 1 2 0

FSHS 1 0 3 9 X — 13 13 0

Veritas wins on senior night

An all-around effort from the Veritas baseball team led to a 10-0 win over Wichita HomeSchool on Friday afternoon on senior night at Ice Field.

The Eagles scored 10 runs on 12 hits behind four multi-hit efforts on the offensive end. They grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first and never looked back after that. Veritas moved to 5-6 on the year with the win.

Senior ace pitcher Will Bartkoski, who will play at Kansas City Kansas Community College next year, threw five scoreless innings in the win. Bartkoski struck out nine batters and walked two, firing a strike on 44 of his 75 pitches. Draven Webb pitched a scoreless sixth to close out the victory.

Sam Fox led the Veritas offense with three hits. Elisha Ferrell went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one double. Josiah Ming also hit a double while going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Caleb Stelk also recorded two hits and two RBIs.

Veritas will travel to Lansing at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

WCHT 0 0 0 0 0 0 X — 0 0 2

VCHS 4 1 0 0 4 1 X — 10 12 1

LHS softball falls at home

Lawrence High’s softball team couldn’t get timely hits in a 7-4 loss to Olathe East at home on Friday. The Lions had a chance to go ahead in the fourth and the sixth, but were never able to come up with the big hit.

Hailey Ramirez had another great offensive night after going 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and four stolen bases. Sydney Delfelder had two hits, one run scored and two stolen bases. Maelee Folks and Emily Silvers each had a double.

LHS (2-12, 2-8 Sunflower League) will host Free State at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

OE 0 3 0 0 1 3 0 — 7

LHS 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 — 4

Garrett Cleavinger back in big leagues

Former Lawrence High pitcher Garrett Cleavinger recently rejoined the major ranks. Earlier this week, the left-handed pitcher was called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has appeared in two games since, throwing 19 pitches in each of the two outings.

In a 8-7 loss to the San Diego Padres on April 25, Cleavinger gave up one unearned run on no hits to go along with one strikeout. He recorded two outs, one of which was a strikeout, while giving up two hits during a 8-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on April 28.

Cleavinger was removed from the game with two outs in the ninth against the Reds after a liner struck him in the triceps area. He is not expected to miss any time. He did warm up in the bullpen late in Thursday’s loss to Milwaukee, though he didn’t get into the game.

After these two 2021 appearances, Cleavinger now has played in three games in his MLB career. Cleavinger made his debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2020.

Local track teams perform well at LHS

In a track meet at Lawrence High on Friday, Free State and Lawrence claimed the top-two spots in each division.

Lawrence won the girls division by scoring 114 points as a team, while FSHS finished as a runner-up with a score of 101. The Firebirds scored 131 points to win the boys competition, and the Lions ended up behind them with a mark of 121.5.

Shawnee Mission West, Shawnee Mission Northwest and Bishop Seabury also competed in the meet.

On the girls side, 13 events were won by LHS or FSHS. Lawrence’s Bella Kirkwood led the way by winning both the 100-meter run and the long jump competition. She ran a time of 12.73 in the former event, while posting a winning leap of 17-06.50 in the latter event.

In the boys division, a total of 11 events were won by either Free State or Lawrence. Free State’s Cole Wenger swept the hurdle events, posting a winning time of 16.20 in the 110 hurdles and recorded a mark of 43.96 in the 300 hurdles.

Lawrence High junior Avion Nelson netted two victories in the jumping events. He won the long jump competition with a leap of 21-09.00 and posted a mark of 43-08.50 to earn a victory in the triple jump competition.

Lawrence High meet

Friday at LHS

Girls team standings: 1. Lawrence 114; 2. Free State 101; 2. SM West 49; 4. SM Northwest 38; 5. Bishop Seabury 7.

Boys team standings: 1. Free State 131; 2. Lawrence 121.5; 3. SM Northwest 70.5; 4. SM West 64.

Local results (top five)

Girls 100-meter dash: 1. Bella Kirkwood, LHS, 12.73; 2. Anna Johnson, BSA, 12.93; 3. Siana King, LHS, 13.02; 5. Ana Holladay, FS, 13.35.

Boys 100-meter dash: 2. Graham Hough, LHS, 11.08; 3. Jackson Barnett, FS, 11.18; 4. Roman Jasso, FS, 11.61.

Girls 200-meter dash: 1. Brenna Schwada, LHS, 26.33; 2. Siana King, LHS, 27.05; 3. Bella Kirkwood, LHS, 27.10; 4. Gianna Cooper, LHS, 27.51.

Boy 200-meter dash: 2. Graham Hough, LHS, 22.48; 3. Jackson Barnett, FS, 22.58; 4. Colin Sandefur, LHS, 23.44; 5. Roman Jasso, FS, 23.60.

Girls 400-meter dash: 2. Aubrey Duncan, FS, 1:04.07; 4. Reese Hulcher, FS, 1:05.16.

Boys 400-meter dash: 1. Emmett Jones, FS, 54.15; 2. Michael Romito, FS, 54.25; 5. Elijah Didde, LHS, 56.81.

Girls 800-meter run: 2. Samantha Whittlesey, FS, 2:40.14; 4. Ella Marshall, FS, 2:42.58; 5. Lucy Hardy, LHS, 2:44.03.

Boys 800-meter run: 1. Jack Keathley-Helms, FS, 1:59.70; 2. Brock Cordova, FS, 2:01.95; 3. Ethan Sharp, FS, 2:03.24; 4. Christopher Stone, FS, 2:04.71.

Girls 1,600-meter run: 1. Isabella Pro, FS, 5:31.09; 2. Natalie Kennedy, LHS, 5:40.34; 3. Delaney Rockers, FS, 5:50.78; 4. Allison Babbit, FS, 5:53.25; 5. Lucy Hardy, LHS, 5:59.34.

Boys 1,600-meter run: 2. Jack Ryan, LHS, 4:48.11; 3. Jake Loos, FS, 4:50.67.

Girls 3,200-meter run: 1. Natalie Kennedy, LHS, 12:54.45; 2. Eva Ackley, LHS, 14:31.51.

Boys 3,200-meter run: 2. Arlo Paden, LHS, 10:53.45; 3. Jack Ryan, LHS, 10:53.51.

Girls 100 hurdles: 1. Marrah Spriggs, FS, 17.64; 2. Joan Epian, LHS, 18.08.

Boys 110 hurdles: 1. Cole Wenger, FS, 16.20; 3. Yoav Gillath, FS, 17.44; 4. Trevor Sidebutar, FS, 18.16.

Girls 300 hurdles: 1. Joan Epian, LHS, 52.39.

Boys 300 hurdles: 1. Cole Wenger, FS, 43.96; 3. Yoav Gillath, FS, 44.53; 4. Trevor Sidabutar, FS, 45.60.

Boys 4×100-meter relay: 1. Lawrence, 44.90; 1. Free State, 44.90.

Girls 4×400-meter relay: 1. Lawrence, 4:11.84; 4. Free State, 4:41.95.

Boys 4×400-meter relay: 1. Free State, 3:34.200; 2. Lawrence, 3:35.35.

Girls 4×800-meter relay: 3. Free State, 11:07.60.

Girls high jump: 1. Reese Hulcher, FS, 5-06.00; 2. Aubrey Duncan, FS, 4-10.00.

Boys high jump: 1. Colin Sandefur, LHS, 5-08.00; 3. Yoav Gillath, FS, 5-00.00.

Girls pole vault: 1. Isa Evans, FS, 10-06.00; 2. Ashley Mai, FS, 10-00.00; 3. Makenzie Vaughn, FS, 9-06.00; 4. Carolina Dunlap, LHS, 9-00.00.

Boys pole vault: 2. Tim Huffman, FS, 10-06.00; 3. Cooper Stone, FS, 10-06.00; 4. Zachary Razak, LHS, 10-06.00; 5. Chase Felmlee, LHS, 10-00.00.

Girls long jump: 1. Bella Kirkwood, LHS, 17-06.50; 2. Brenna Schwada, LHS, 16-10.50; 3. Gianna Cooper, LHS, 16-06.50; 4. Miri Pickman, LHS, 15-04.00; 5. Anna Johnson, BSA, 13-08.50.

Boys long jump: 1. Avion Nelson, LHS, 21-09.00; 2. Zeric Avery, LHS, 20-08.00; 3. Emmett Jones, FS, 20-03.00.

Girls triple jump: 1. Miri Pickman, LHS, 33-04.00.

Boys triple jump: 1. Avion Nelson, LHS, 43-08.50; 2. Jerred Willits, FS, 41-09.00; 3. Zeric Avery, LHS, 40-08.00.

Girls shot put: 2. Soledad Edison, FS, 28-05.50; 3. Cameron Vaughn, FS, 27-07.50; 4. Madison Base, FS, 26-10.00; 5. Olie Proctor-Alberding, LHS, 26-09.50.

Boys shot put: 1. Noah Smith, LHS, 48-03.00; 3. Dylan Gillespie, LHS, 46-04.50; 4. Luke Wheeler-Halsted, FS, 45-05.50.

Girls discus throw: 4. Olivia Fergeson, FS, 87-01; 5. Madison Base, FS, 86-08.

Boys discus: 1. Dylan Gillespie, LHS, 130-10; 2. Noah Smith, LHS, 129-07.

Girls javelin: 1. Aubrey Duncan, FS, 129-09; 2. Amaya Harris, LHS, 127-08; 4. Taylor Veeder, FS, 89-03; 5. Carlie Miller, FS, 89-00.


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