The Seaman Vikings opened 5A state tournament action in Wichita with a 5-4 win over Newton.
The No. 1 seeded Vikings were tied with the No. 8 seed, 4-4, heading into the bottom of the 6th inning. That's when Seaman's first two batters got on base, the third hitter advanced them to second and third, and the clean-up man brought in what would prove to be the winning run.
Seaman will face the winner of Friday afternoon's St. Thomas Aquinas-Valley Center matchup at 10 am Saturday.