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Manhattan Optimist 12U Double Play Softball

May 07, 2014

The Manhattan Optimist 12U Double Play softball team has played in two tournaments so far this season. The first tournament being in Council Grove and the second in Emporia. The team came home with three losses from Council Grove but bounced back with intensity at Emporia.

At Emporia, the day started with a one run loss to the Kansas Blue Sox. Megan Strait took her place on the mound. Offensively, Delany Trujillo showed her stuff with 2 RBIs and a homerun in the third. Next up were the Sneaky Cleats. For the second game, Caitlyn Donahue started on the mound. The third inning brought in 5 runs from Donahue, Fehr, Trujillo, Broxterman, and Adams. However, Double Play came up one run short. To finish up the tournament, both offensive and defensive efforts came together against the Revolution. The first two innings put 10 runs on the board for Double Play and the Revolution was held to 4.

Double Play had a great team effort from Caitlin Donahue, Jill Fehr, Delany Trujillo, Hannah Burenheide, Claire Broxterman, Danae Adams, Codey Deihl, Megan Strait, Jasmine Boatwright, Kaitlin Nelson, Morgan Rogers, and McKenzie Kruse. The team will be back in action May 10 in Manhattan and May 17 in Salina.