State Softball Recap-Presented by Hutchinson Community College

Class 6A

The Haysville-Campus Colts finished fourth at state, falling to Olathe South 2-1 in the semifinals and 6-4 against Washburn Rural in the third-place game.

Class 5A

The Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles entered the class 5A state championships as the third seed at 24-4.

After knocking off the Basehor Linwood Bobcats 8-2, the Golden Eagles would face off against a hometown rival in the Maize South Mavericks.

Bishop Caroll would again take care of business, this time in a close one, winning 6-5 in a game where they had to come from behind to win.

“When you do something like that, you are kind of destined to win,” head coach Steve Harshberger said when asked how it felt to win against the Mavericks.

The Golden Eagles dominated in the championship final, where they were victorious 12-2 over the fourth-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas.

“Our goal every year is to win it,” Harshberger said. “Sometimes they tell us ‘thank you for coming,’ but our goal is always to win.”

The title is the 15th state championship in school history for the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles.