MHS Baseball Falls in State Opener

The Manhattan High Indians had a short stay at the Class 6A State Baseball Tournament in Lawrence on Thursday as the Tribe fell to Olathe South 4-3.

After two scoreless innings, the Falcons plated two in the top of the third and added one more heading into the bottom of the fifth inning. Manhattan right fielder Brett Fehr broke the ice for Indians in the side with a two RBI triple. MHS would level the score on an additional run heading into the sixth.

A fielding error landed Olathe South’s go ahead run on base as Chase Hanson would come around to score on an RBI single from Josh Ackerly.

Falcons starter Isiah Campbell would hold off the Indians in the final two innings to receive his fifth win on the season. Manhattan senior pitcher Henry De Noble took the loss through just over five innings giving up four runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.

With the loss, the Indians finish the season with a record of 16-6.

Olathe South advances to play Derby in Friday’s first semi-final at Hoglund Ballpark as the Panthers squeezed by top-seeded Wichita Heights in extra innings 6-5.