Optimist 12U Double Play competes in tournaments

By The Mercury

The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Double Play competed in two tournaments in May. 

First, on May 10 at Twin Oaks, the team went 3-2. The second tournament was at Lake Shawnee where the team had two wins and two losses.

At Twin Oaks, the team started with a win against the Blue Springs Lightning. From there, the team played four games without a break.

Of the four games, the Double Play posted wins against the Abilene Aftershock and the Hays Thunder.

The Clay Center B’s handed Double Play the two losses of the tournament. 

The following weekend at Lake Shawnee had the team starting off with two wins. The first win against the Topeka Wave 02. Bracket play started with the Whiplash looking for revenge for the earlier loss. The Double Play was eliminated from the bracket by the Bandettes.

After taking off Memorial Day weekend, Double Play will be in back to back tournaments in Topeka and then Manhattan.

Double Play players include Caitlin Donahue, Jill Fehr, Delany Trujillo, Hannah Burenheide, Claire Broxterman, Danae Adams, McKenzie Kruse, Codey Deihl, Megan Strait, Jasmine Boatwright, Kaitlin Nelson and Morgan Rogers.

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