MHS softball sweeps Highland Park

By The Mercury

The Manhattan softball team can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Indians beat Highland Park 11-0 in Game 1 and 18-1 in Game 2 to end a six-game losing skid. Both games were called early because of the run rule.

Anna Batt had a stellar outing in Game 1, allowing just one runner to reach base on one hit. She struck out eight hitters and didn’t allow a walk.

She was backed by strong offense, as Manhattan scored eight runs in the first inning. Raegan Wilcoxson had a solid outing, finishing with two hits and two RBIs. Chelsey Henry also had a hit and two RBIs.

Manhattan scored in every frame to finish Game 2 in four innings. The Indians’ biggest inning was the first, when they had another eight-run inning. The game-opening showcase was highlighted by doubles by Henry and Haleigh Harper. Harper finished with three hits and three RBIs, and Henry finished with two hits and two RBIs. Madi Shaneyfelt also recorded two hits and two RBIs.

Henry pitched the second game and gave up one run on three hits in her win.

The Indians return home on April 25 to face Emporia.

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