The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock 14-and-under fastpitch softball team played in the USSSA C state tournament in Topeka at the Ken Berry Complex over the weekend.
The Aftershock defeated the Blue Heat from Holton 2-1 in their first game. Jayden Weers and Makayla Tegtmeier shared the pitching duties with Tegtmeier getting the win. Maigan Powers had two singles and Emily Brummett added a single for the offense.
In the second game, the eventual third-place winner of the tournament, Chase County Explosion, defeated the Aftershock 10-3. Olivia Lee took the loss with Tegtmeier and Weers pitching in relief. Madison Rogers had two singles. Brummett, Weers and Cassidy Cheever each added a single.
In the final game, the Blue Heat had a big first inning and won the game 5-3. Weers was the losing pitcher. Suzanna Gevock, Ashley Faiola, and Brummett singled with doubles offered up by Powers, Rogers and Tegtmeier. The Aftershock — 6-21 on the season — will play next at Fun Valley in Hutchinson this weekend.