Baseball starts strong with two shutouts

Will Ivester, Sports Editor

The Manhattan High baseball team opened the season Friday with a blowout of Wichita South 13-0 in game one and 17-0 in game two. 

On the mound to start the game was senior Kyler Horsman as he threw five shutout innings for the Indians. After five the Indians had brought their lead to 8-0. To start the sixth senior Issac Bluemel took the mound and continued to help the Indians dominate as he threw four shutout innings to complete the shutout in game one. On the offensive side of the ball they scored five more runs to take game one 13-0.

“Everyone played really well today and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season with this team,” Horsman said.

In the second game senior Ian Bluemel took the mound and looked to pitch another shutout game for the Indians. Through three the Indians held a lead of 6-0 with another shutout on their minds. After three more shutout innings by Ian Bluemel the Indians took a lead of 13-0. In the start of the seventh, Junior Jake Walcott took the mound and threw three shutout innings to complete the shutout and take the game 17-0 to start the season.

“It was a great way to start the season,” Ian Bluemel said, “and we have a long  way to go.” Manhattan’s next game is on Friday March 31 at 4 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School against Topeka High.