MHS softball swept at Seaman 10-0 and 7-6

By Joel Jellison

The Manhattan High softball team saw its six-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday, losing at Seaman 10-0 and 7-6.

The Indians (6-4) struggled early in the first game, allowing the Vikings to push across three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Seaman used four hits, a walk and an error from the Indians to score their first three hitters of the game.

MHS looked to score some runs in the second inning, with a runner in scoring position with no outs, but it was unable to score.

Seaman pushed the lead out to 5-0 in the third inning with a two-run home run.

The Indians made a run at opening their side of the scoreboard in the fourth inning, with the bases loaded, but the inning came to a close on a double play.

The game came to a close in the fifth inning after Seaman pushed its lead out to 10-0, after scoring runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Kori Bridegam had two hits, while Kylie Smith, Cat Bridegam and Kaitlyn Motley each had one hit.

Allison Devlin took the loss, as she was charged with 12 hits and two walks, while finishing with four strikeouts.

The second game was much closer for the Indians, even though Seaman scored first.

The Vikings added two runs in the second inning to take a 2-0 lead, and the Indians would take their first lead of the day in the fourth inning.

After scoring a run in the third inning on a Kori Bridegam single to score Blake Woborny, Jenna Stigge scored on a sacrifice fly from Allie Massanet and Woborny scored Aubrey Jung on a groundout in the fourth inning.

Manhattan led 6-2 after the fifth inning, as Motley singled in Kori Bridgam, Jung singled in Cat Bridegam and Motley scored on a Seaman error.

The Vikings tied the game up in the bottom of the fifth, scoring four runs and notching five straight hits.

The Indians scored no runs in the top of the sixth, giving the Vikings an opening to score the go-ahead run in the bottom of the inning, and they did, scoring on a squeeze-bunt play.

Jung pitched all six innings for the Indians and took the loss, allowing seven runs on 12 hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

Kori Bridegam and Jung each had two hits, while Massanet had three RBIs.

The Indians will be on the road again next Tuesday when they travel to Tecumseh for a doubleheader against Shawnee Heights.

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