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Great Bend softball loses three of four

POSTED April 21, 2017 9:57 a.m.

OLATHE – Shailey Clark’s two-run double delivered the game-winning run and pitcher Hunter Marcum preserved Great Bend’s 9-8 softball victory over Olathe North in Friday’s Sunflower Festival. Defending Class 6A state champion Olathe South defeated Great Bend 10-0 in Friday’s first game.

The Panthers were run-ruled in both games Saturday – losing 12-2 to Lawrence High and 16-1 to Lawrence Free State. The Panthers were outscored 46-12 in the four games against top caliber softball teams. Great Bend played eight softball games in five days.

Great Bend (8-4, 6-0 WAC) will need to beat defending champion Garden City once Thursday at Garden City to gain a share of the WAC championship.

LIONS 16, PANTHERS 1 – Karly Johnson and Angelina Harjo homered and pitcher Zoe Brewer limited the Panthers to one hit. Shailey Clark’s single scored Aleah Unruh with the Panthers’ run after walks to Unruh and Emma Cape. Panther backup pitcher Shaenaia Mehlhaff was roughed up for 16 runs.

FIREBIRDS 12, PANTHERS 2 – Emma Cape’s RBI single drove home Urban and Clark’s double drove home Urban for the Panthers’ two runs. The red-hot Urban was hitless in three of the games. She is batting .656 – 21 for 32.

PANTHERS 9, EAGLES 8 – Marcum preserved the victory by striking out Maddie Stipsits in the sixth inning with two out and Lexie Schroeder in the seventh inning with the tying and go-ahead runners on base with two out.

Clark’s double scored Kendel Sell and Aleah Urban after a single and walk in a two-run sixth inning.

The Panthers scored seven runs in the second inning for a 7-2 lead. Jenna Mauler and Kendel Sell delivered two-run doubles and Kailee McMullen’s RBI single started the seven-run inning. Emma Cape, Clark, Allison Neeland, Brooklyn Burkhart, Mauler, Sell and Urban scored runs.

Riley Shaw paced the Eagles with a three-run homer and four RBIs.

EAGLES 10, PANTHERS 0 – Olathe North pitcher Maryssa Rollin threw a one-hit shutout and sparked a seven-run first inning with a two-run homer.

Brooklyn Burkhart delivered the Panthers’ base hit.

Alex Clark, Morgan Kern, Aubrey Griffith, Ryleigh Dikin and Casey Shell drove in runs.

LIONS 16, PANTHERS 1

Great Bend 100 – 1 1 3

Lawrence 835 – 16 13 1

W—Brewer. L—Mehlhaff. 0-1. 2B—L—Taylor 2, Harjo, Johnson. HR—L—Harjo, Johnson.

FIREBIRDS 12, PANTHERS 2

Great Bend 100 010 – 2 9 8

Free State 250 023 – 12 14 1

2B—GB—Clark.

FALCONS 10, PANTHERS 0

Great Bend 000 00 – 0 1 6

Olathe South 701 11 – 10 10 0

Marcum and Unruh. Rollin and Snell. W—Rollin. L—Marcum, 7-2. 2B—OS—Kern. HR—OS—Rollin, Griffith.

PANTHERS 9, EAGLES 8

Great Bend 070 002 0 – 9 14 3

Olathe North 204 011 0 – 8 8 0

Marcum and Unruh. Dean, Hughes (2), Shaw and Schroeder. W—Marcum, 8-2. L—Shaw. 2B—GB—Sell, Mauler, Clark. HR—ON—Shaw.

 

SUNFLOWER SOFTBALL FESTIVAL
SM SOFTBALL COMPLEX
THURSDAY’S GAMES
Blue Valley 7, Lawrence 3
Holton 14, SM North 3
Lansing 7, SM Northwest 4
Lawrence Free State 10, Blue Valley 5
Olathe East 9, Topeka High 0
Olathe Northwest 10, Topeka High 0
Olathe Northwest 9, Topeka Seaman 6
Shawnee Heights 6, Olathe South 2
Shawnee Heights 9, Olathe North 3
SM North 3, Lansing 2
SM Northwest 11, Holton 1
St. Thomas Aquinas 6, Olathe South 2
St. Thomas Aquinas 14, Olathe North 2
Topeka Seaman 10, Olathe East 1
Washburn Rural 9, Free State 0
Washburn Rural 18, Lawrence 5

FRIDAY’S GAMES
BV North 14, SM North 4

BV North 12, SM Northwest 4

BV Northwest 9, Olathe North 8

BV Northwest 3, Olathe North 2

BV Southwest 11, SM East 0

BV Southwest 20, SM South 0

Great Bend 9, Olathe North 8

Holton 7, Leavenworth 4

Holton 19, SM West 1

Lansing 24, SM West 10

Leavenworth 7, Lansing 6

Maize 12, SM North 1

Maize 5, SM Northwest 1

Maize South 18, SM South 0

Maize South 25, SM East 0

Olathe South 6, Blue Valley NW 0

Olathe South 10, Great Bend 0

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Free State 12, Great Bend 2

Gardner-Edgerton 18, Lawrence 5

Gardner-Edgerton 8, Free State 2

Lawrence 16, Great Bend 1

Leavenworth 19, SM South 0
Leavenworth 12, SM East 4

Olathe East 3, Mill Valley 2
Olathe East 2, Blue Valley West 0
Olathe NW 9, Blue Valley West 3

Olathe NW 16, Mill Valley 6

SM East 6, SM West 4

SM West def. SM South

       

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