Photo gallery: Free State softball competes in Class 6A state tournament

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State coach Charley Bowen celebrates with sophomore Leah Mueller in the Class 6A State Tournament game against Olathe South. Free State wins 6-0 Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Coming off back-to-back state titles, Free State’s softball finished in fourth place in the Class 6A state tournament this spring. The Firebirds defeated Olathe South in the opening round before falling to Olathe North in the semifinals.

Photos by Chance Parker/Lawrence Journal-World


Free State senior Georgia Rea catches a foul ball against Olathe North. Free State fell after 11 innings 3-2 Thursday, May 28, 2021.

Free State freshman Kinsey Clopton catches a foul ball against Olathe North. Free State fell after 11 innings 3-2 Friday, May 28, 2021.

Free State senior Sara Raszak tags out the Olathe North baserunner during the Class 6A State Tournament. Free State fell 3-2 after 11 inning Friday, May 28, 2021.

Free State senior Tatum Clopton is jubilant after a strike out against Olathe North. Free State fell 3-2 Friday, May 28, 2021.

Free State senior Sara Roszak celebrates a hit against Olathe North during the Class 6A State Tournament. Free State fell after 11 inning 3-2 Friday, May 28, 2021.

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State coach Charley Bowen celebrates with sophomore Leah Mueller in the Class 6A State Tournament game against Olathe South. Free State wins 6-0 Thursday, May 27, 2021.

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State senior Tatum Clopton pitches against Olathe South in the Class 6A State Tournament. Free State won 6-0 Thursday, May 27, 2021.

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State senior shortstop Sara Roszak throws the ball to first base against Olathe South. Free State won the Class 6A State Tournament game 6-0 Thursday, May 27, 2021.

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State senior shortstop Sara Roszak fields a ground ball against Olathe South. Free State won the Class 6A State Tournament game 6-0 Thursday, May 27, 2021.

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State senior Georgia Rea is jubilant after hitting a triple against Olathe South during the Class 6A State Tournament. Free State won 6-0 Thursday, May 27, 2021.

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State senior Georgia Rea is jubilant after making a sliding catch against Olathe South during the Class 6A State Tournament. Free State won 6-0 Thursday, May 27, 2021.

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State senior Georgia Rea slides for a foul out against Olathe South during the Class 6A State Tournament. Free State won 6-0 Thursday, May 27, 2021.

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