Bishop Carroll junior Jessi Haffner did not allow a hit in her first 12 innings pitched in the tournament, or until the sixth inning in the championship game. Haffner, with help from the bats of Hunter Hogan and Lauren Buchanan didn't need a lot of offense, but she got a few runs anyway.
As a result, Bishop Carroll won its third straight softball tournament in Class 5A, and will still return its championship battery for next season.
Other results, Olathe East outlasted unbeaten Washburn Rural in a game which saw both teams leave numerous base runners stranded, DeSoto beat previously unbeaten Augusta 7-4, Silver Lake downed Sacred Heart, and surprise, Chase County beat Udall for a second straight year in the 2-1A championship.
Hovpen Sports will now spend a few days looking over the All-League reports as they come in, then make some decisions as to who will be selected for our post season honors. It's going to take a great season for someone who was not on the preseason to come through here, or for a freshman to displace a junior or senior who has been here before.
We did take a few photos, and those can be seen at Hovpen Photo Shop of the championship games.
The front page photo for this shows 2013 WSU recruit Kellie Spring taking a swipe at 2014 WSU recruit Hunter Hogan as Hogan steals second just ahead of a Buchanan double.
6A - Bracket - Blue Valley West High School Topeka Washburn Rural 7, Wichita Northwest 1 Olathe East 2, Derby 1 3rd Place: Wichita Northwest 6, Derby 1 Championship: Olathe East 5, Topeka Washburn Rural 3
5A - Bracket - Wichita Two Rivers Youth Complex Shawnee Mill Valley 5, Goddard 2 Bishop Carroll 8, Maize South 1 3rd Place: Maize South 5, Goddard 2 Championship: Bishop Carroll 5, Shawnee Mill Valley 0
4A - Bracket - Salina Bill Burke Park Augusta 4, Pratt 3 DeSoto 3, Paola 0 3rd Place: Pratt 5, Paola 3 Championship: DeSoto 7, Augusta 4