Optimist Aftershock competes locally

By The Mercury

The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock 14-and-under fastpitch softball team played in the Bite Outta the Lil’ Apple tournament this past weekend in Manhattan. 

The Aftershock lost the first game against the Topeka Red Hots 15-7.  Olivia Lee took the loss with Jayden Weers pitching in relief. Weers and Lee each had a double. Suzanna Gevock had a single and a double.  Makayla Tegtmeier and Cheyenne Brunkow had two singles each.

The Clay Center 14 B’s won the next game 8-1.  Tegtmeier took the loss.  Alyssa Sias, Powers, Tegtmeier, Gevock and Brunkow all singled.

The final game was against the Chase County Explosion. Michaela Hays took the loss   in the circle, 9-4.  Weers and Tegtmeier pitched in relief. Emily Brummett singled along with Brunkow. Madison Rogers, Lee and Gevock all doubled in the game.

On Sunday, bracket play moved to Wamego. The Aftershock faced the Topeka Red Hots.  Tegtmeier pitched one of her best games for the win. Olivia Lee had a double, Rogers, Brunkow, Faiola and Cassidy Cheever all added singles.

The last game of the tournament for Aftershock saw another loss to Clay Center 14 B’s, 0-7.  Weers got the loss in the circle. The Aftershock could only muster two singles by Rogers and Brunkow. 

The Aftershock — in their first year — is 5-19 on the season and will play this weekend in the USSSA state tournament in Topeka.

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