Seaman softball romps to twinbill sweep over Topeka West

Rick Peterson

SkylarDuncanSeaman junior pitcher Skylar Duncan threw a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts in an 11-0 softball win over Topeka West Thursday. [File photo/TSN]


Seaman rode a pair of dominating pitching performances to an 11-0, 10-0 Centennial League softball sweep over Topeka West Thursday at Optimist Field. 

Viking junior Skylar Duncan turned in a one-hit, 11-strikeout performance in the first game while sophomore Aspen Burgardt followed that up with a 3-hitter in the nightcap as Seaman improved to 4-2 on the season.

Senior Raigan Kramer and junior Emma Smith both doubled twice in the first game while seniors Callee Dempewolf and MaKenna Dechand doubled in the second game.

EmmaSmith2Seaman junior Emma Smith (6) had a pair of doubles in the Vikings' 11-0 first-game win over Topeka West Thursday. [File photo/TSN]

Seaman jumped on top with two runs in the bottom of the first in the first game and added three runs in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth to end the game after four and a half innings due to the 10-run spread rule.

The Vikings scored twice in the first and once in the second to take an early 3-0 lead in the second game and added a run in the fifth before ending the game with a six-run sixth.

Topeka West fell to 1-8 on the season, 1-6 in the league.



Topeka West 000 00 -- 0 1 2

Seaman 232 4x -- 11 14 0

Dice, Thompson (3) and Bell. Duncan and Gockel. WP -- Duncan. LP -- Dice. 2B -- Seaman: Kramer 2, Smith 2.


Topeka West (1-8, 1-6) 000 000 -- 0 3 3

Seaman (4-2, 4-2) 210 016 -- 10 7 0

Thompson, Sims (4) and Bell. Burgardt and Addington. WP -- Burgardt. LP -- Thompson. 2B -- Seaman: Dempewolf, Dechand.

WU drops 5-set heartbreaker in MIAA Spring Volleyball Tournament

Rick Peterson

AllisonMaxwellWashburn celebrates a kill from Allison Maxwell during Friday's five-set loss to Northwest Missouri in the MIAA Spring Tournament. [Photo courtesy of Washburn Athletics]


Washburn University put itself in position to advance to the MIAA Spring Volleyball Tournament semifinals, but the Ichabods were unable to close things out Friday at Lee Arena, dropping a five-set heartbreaker to Northwest Missouri State .

After dropping a 25-20 first-set decision to the Bearcats, Washburn bounced back to take the next two sets, 26-24 and 28-26, and led 9-5, 12-8, 18-15 and 19-17 in the fourth set before Northwest took control down the stretch for a 25-22 victory.

That set up a fifth and final set and the Bearcats never trailed en route to a 15-12 victory that earned 13-2 Northwest a berth in an 11 a.m. semifinal Saturday against Central Missouri while Washburn finished its season 13-5.

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