A 7-6 loss home regional final to Olathe North brought the season to a close for Coach Joanne Calvin and her Lady Blazers softball team last week.
In the regional opener, GEHS beat Lawrence Free State 10-0 in five innings. Abby Cox pitched a perfect game with 10 strikeouts.
Cassidy Greer paced an eight hit attack going 2-3 and celebrating her 18th birthday with a grand slam. Gabby Schultz was 2-4 with three RBI’s and hit a three run double to end the game.
In the final, GEHS jumped to a 5-0 lead against Olathe North going into the fifth inning but could not hold on.
North scored two runs in the fifth, two in the sixth and tied the game with a run in the seventh inning. North scored two in the top of the eighth to go up 7-5.
GEHS battled back with one in the eighth but saw their season end with a 7-6 loss. “Although it was not how we wanted the season to end, the team had a great season going 17-5,” said Calvin.
Despite the loss, Ashlyn Anderson, Greer, and Cox all went 2-5. Kennedy Meyer went 2-3 and Schultz was 3-5 with two RBI’s.