By RICK PETERSON
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.
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.
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.
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.