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Washburn Rural softball caps 4-0 weekend with decisive wins

By RICK PETERSON

TopSports.news

Washburn Rural's softball team capped a 4-0 run in a span of about 24 hours at the College Boulevard Activity Center Saturday with a 9-2 win over Olathe Northwest and a 7-0 victory over Olathe South, improving to 6-2 on the season.

Senior Olivia Bruno pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and hit a home run and a double against Olathe Northwest while sophomore Emmerson Cope went 3 for 3 with a pair of homers and four runs batted in.

EmmersonCopeWashburn Rural sophomore Emmerson Cope hit two home runs and also picked up a pitching win on Saturday as the Junior Blues capped a 4-0 weekend. [File photo/TSN}

OliviaBrunoWashburn Rural senior Olivia Bruno threw a four-hitter and had a home run and a double in a 9-2 win over Olathe Northwest Saturday. ]FIle photo/TSN]

Senior Kayden Smith went 3 for 4 with a double while junior Campbell Bagshaw and sophomore Kaci Bath also doubled in the game.

Cope pitched a five-hitter in Rural's second game of the day against Olathe South with seven strikeouts and zero walks while also going 2 of 3 with a double.

Bath went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI and Smith had a double and two RBI against South.

FIRST GAME

WASHBURN RURAL 9, OLATHE NORTHWEST 2

Olivia Bruno and Emily Louderback. Bre Severino, Madison Wyatt (4) and NA. W -- Olivia Bruno. L -- Bre Severino. 2B -- Washburn Rural: Cambell Bagshaw, Kaci Bath, Olivia Bruno, Kayden Smith. HR -- Washburn Rural: Emmerson Cope 2, Olivia Bruno. Olathe Northwest: Bre Severino. 

SECOND GAME

WASHBURN RURAL 7, OLATHE SOUTH 0

Emmerson Cope and Ryanne Rapp. S. Proberts and NA. W -- Emmerson Cope. L -- S. Proberts. 2B -- Washburn Rural: Kaci Bath, Emmerson Cope, Kayden Smith. Olathe South: A. Grissom.