WAHOO – For the second straight afternoon, Wayne Post 43 competed in the elimination round.
From Sam Crawford Field in Wahoo, the 2022 Class B Junior American Legion baseball tournament moved into day three.
Post 43 competed against the host Wahoo Post 82 on Monday.
Wahoo jumped ahead in the top of the first with two runs before Wayne chipped away at the deficit with a run in the home half of the second and three more runs in the third to lead 4-2. Both teams scored a run in the fourth and Wayne tacked on two more in the fifth to lead 7-3. Post 82 scored once more in the top of the seventh as Wayne held onto the 7-4 victory.
Wayne Post 43 improved to 26-1 while Wahoo Post 82 ended their season at 21-7.
Aiden Liston singled twice and drove in a run while Gavin Redden doubled, drove in two runs and scored for Wayne.
Kaden Keller and Jase Dean both singled and drove in a run; Devin Anderson and Kaleb Moormeier both singled; Will Leseberg scored three runs as Ryan Karsky, Zach McManigal and Calvin Ankeny all scored.
Liston picked up the victory in six and two-thirds allowing four runs off six hits while striking out and walking five batters each. Kaleb Moormeier recorded the final out walking and striking out one batter each.
Avery Wieting singled, doubled and drove in two runs while Eli Johnston singled and drove in a run for Wahoo.
Carson Sabatka and Nolan Van Slyke both singled and scored; Kael Eddie doubled; Jesse Stebbing accounted for a RBI as single runs came from Barrett Nelson and Alex Borchers.
Stebbing suffered the loss in two and two-thirds allowing four runs off five hits while striking out two batters, walking three and hitting one batter. Wieting struck out his lone batter faced in a third of an inning while Eddie finished off the final three innings allowing three runs off two hits while striking out four batters, walking three and hitting two.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
2 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 6 4 – Wahoo Post 82
0 1 3 1 2 0 X 7 7 0 – Wayne Post 43
The Wayne Post 43 Juniors will officially play Sutton at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Earlier in the afternoon on Monday, Plattsmouth eliminated Hickman, 8-5.
The Wayne game will be carried on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com on Tuesday with pregame show coverage set for 3:40 p.m.
Final game on Monday was a wild one where a total of 25 runs were scored in the final four innings. Lincoln Christian defeated Sutton 13-12 thanks to a walk-off wild pitch.
Lincoln Christian led 4-0 after the fourth inning; Sutton took a 5-4 lead in the top of the fifth thanks to a five-run inning; LC regained the lead with three runs in the home half of the fifth at 7-5 before Sutton outscored Lincoln Christian, 7-1 in the sixth to lead 12-8. In the seventh, Lincoln Christian posted a five-run inning to win in walk-off fashion.