Softball loses first games of the season vs. Seaman

The Manhattan Mercury, Kan.
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Apr. 2—Manhattan High sooftball lost its first two games of the season during a doubleheader against Seaman on Thursday.

The Indians have never beaten the Vikings during Connie Miller's tenure, but they came close during their 3-2 loss in Game 2.

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Seaman took advantage of the Indians' deep outfield alignment with a walk-off bloop single. Outfielder Caylee Begnoche just missed making the catch.

Manhattan led 1-0 until the fourth inning, when Seaman scored the first two runs Indians pitcher Kierra Goos has allowed all season.

Reagan Neitzel scored the game-tying run in the fifth are smacking a hit off the wall, but Seaman held on for the win.

Game 1

The Vikings wasted no time taking control during their 10-0 win earlier Thursday. Seaman scored three runs in the first thanks to a double, a triple and a home run.

It scored four more in the third off a walk, two singles and a home run, which knocked junior pitcher Kaitlyn Gregoire out of the game after three innings.

The Indians' offense left nine runners on base.

As a result, Manhattan dropped to 4-2. It will host Topeka at 4 p.m. Monday.