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Optimist X-Plosion takes fifth place

By The Mercury

The Manhattan Optimist X-Plosion competed at the Capital City Showdown this past weekend in Topeka and finished with a 1-3 record to take fifth place.

The X-Plosion lost to the Topeka Pink Thunder on Saturday but rebounded to defeat the Lawrence Lightening 8-2 before losing the day’s finale to the Topeka Lunachix 9-1. The 1-2 record in pool play put the X-Plosion as a fifth seed going into Sundays bracket play.

The X-Plosion lost to the fourth-seeded Optimist Bullets 3-2 on Sunday, ending their weekend.

The X-Plosion, now 6-9 on the season, will play in Manhattan this weekend.

Members of the X-Plosion include Demi Kunkel, Grace Suther, Tatum Brunkow, Haley Petty, Joceline Eichem, Olivia Miller, Dani Silva, Alyssa Mitoska, Alee Buss and Chloe Schnee.

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