Optimist Aftershock wins Topeka tournament

By The Mercury

The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock 14-and-under fastpitch softball team won the Topeka Capital Showdown this past weekend.

The Aftershock took the first game from the Topeka Bobcats, 11-4.  Jayden Weers was the winning pitcher and Makayla Tegtmeier was behind the plate.  Emily Brummett led all hitters with three singles. Weers had a single and a double and Kayla Marienau added two singles. 

In the next pool play game, the Aftershock and the Topeka Bandit ended the game in a 0-0 tie. Tegtmeier pitched with Olivia Lee catching. Weers singled and a doubled. Marienau and Ashley Faiola each singled and Buss added a double.

The last pool play game Saturday was against the Manhattan Optimist Xplosion, with the Aftershock winning the game 8-7.  Weers earned the win and Tegtmeier the save. Brummett led with three singles, while Lee added two singles and Tegtmeier two doubles. Faiola, Weers, Marienau and Alyssa Sias singled.

In bracket play on Sunday, the Aftershock faced the Bobcats again and won the game 11-0.  Weers came away with the win.  Tegtmeier did the catching and produced a single and a double. Faiola, Marienau and Buss added two singles apiece.

The Aftershock then defeated the Topeka Bandits, 6-5. Tegtmeier earned the win.  Lee had a single and a game-winning triple.  Tegtmeier added a single.

In the championship game, the Aftershock edged the undefeated Topeka Lunachix for a 6-5 victory. Weers got the win. Tegtmeier had two singles.  Buss, Sias, Lee, Weers and Faiola all added one single each. 

The Aftershock is now 5-4-1 on the season and will play this weekend in the “Bite Outta the Lil’ Apple” tournament in Manhattan.

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