Spring Hill’s Sarah Brown pitched a complete-game shutout and struck out seven, lifting the her team into the Kansas 4A, Division I state semifinals with a 6-0 win over Baldwin oin Friday.
Brown held Baldwin to four hits.
Spring Hill opened its scoring on a sacrifice fly by Danielle Townley in the first that scored Elizabeth Hays, and iit added two runs in the second inning and one in the third. Spring Hill capped things off with a two-RBI double by Regan Smith for a 6-0 lead in the fourth.
Piper 10, Hays 5
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Piper scored all 10 runs in the first three innings to set up a semifinal matchup against Independence on Saturday.
Abigail Henry was the winning pitcher for Piper, which was able to overcame five errors.
Augusta 1, Eudora 0
Augusta junior Alison Macari threw a complete-game one-hitter, lift the two-time defending state champions to a win over Eudora in the quarterfinals.
Eudora’s only hit came on a bunt single in the second inning, and Macari finished with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Macari finished with seven strikeouts, no walks and sat Eudora down 1-2-3 in the seventh.
“Every out, I feel like my adrenaline goes up a little bit,” Macari said. “We’ve wanted this for a long time and I knew that when we got a chance we wouldn’t let up and I wanted to make sure I did all I could to help my team out, to do everything I could.
Augusta stranding two runners on base in the second and third, including a runner at third in both innings. Augusta scratched its only run across the plate in the fourth when senior Lauren Fernz legged out a single that went in the dirt just a few feet in front of home plate and scored Madison Wheeler.
Augusta will face Spring Hill in Saturday’s semifinals at 10 a.m.