The Manchester girls softball team got off to a good start and then faltered, losing to Whitko 8-2 Wednesday.
The Squires jumped on Whitko in the first inning for two runs, aided by an rbi single from Meika Kennedy. Hannah Little and Kalene Freshour scored the Manchester runs.
The Manchester bats went silent after the first inning, collecting just four hits in the game. Manchester led 2-1 in the third when Whitko exploded for six runs in route to the 8-2 final.
Meika Kennedy led the offense with two hits and one rbi. Kalene Freshour and Hannah Little had a hit. Freshour’s had a double.
Karissa Jimenez (Manchester) 6 IP, 7 ER, 9 H, 2 SO, 1 BB