Softball players continue playing strong

Lexie Storrer, senior, pitches.

Hayley Allison, Reporter

Girls softball has completed the first half of their season undefeated, but they have a competitive line up for their next half.

The team has already felt the heat of competition with their first loss on April 24 against Free State. Varsity won the second game against them 11-1. They still hold the top spot in the Sunflower League.

“Our defense is strong; pitching is solid,” Mike Allen, coach, said.

Major recent games include back-to-back competitions with Lansing, Gardner, Maize and Mill Valley on April 21-22. The team scored 11-1 against Maize and 13-3 against Lansing as they still maintained their undefeated status.

Though the team has been “going strong” according to Allen, the “second part of the season will be getting a lot tougher.”

Upcoming games include Olathe Northwest on May 5, Shawnee Mission North May 4-5, and Olathe East on May 9-10.

The hardest opponents so far in the season, according to Allen, were Olathe North, Olathe Northwest and Gardner. “Gardner is outstanding, one of the top in the state,” he said.

No new records have been set yet, but Allen predicts that some might possibly be broken throughout the rest of the season as “we’re only halfway through. A lot can happen in the coming weeks,” he said.

Allen also said that the whole team has been doing exceptional work. “[There has been] pretty solid contribution from all different positions. Just the line up in general has been doing great as a team,” he said.

Softball regional competitions are May 16-19 and state will take place on May 26-27.