ALBION – The Wayne Post 43 Junior and Senior American Legion baseball teams were back on the road for a Thursday night doubleheader.
Wayne visited Albion where the Juniors dropped an 8-0 game in five innings to fall to 2-6 and suffer their fourth straight loss as the Post 43 Seniors won 3-2 improving to 8-0.
During the Juniors game, Albion drove in five runs during the home half of the first inning to take the early lead. Following three scoreless innings, Albion added three more runs in the fifth to win 8-0.
Toby Braun, Aiden Liston and Jacob Anderson all accounted for a single for Wayne.
Toby Braun suffered the loss in an inning allowing five earned runs off four hits while striking out one batter and walking three. Max Miller came in for three and a third innings allowing three runs (two earned) off three hits while striking out and walking three batters each. Wyatt Heikes also saw time on the mound walking two batters in 12 pitches.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 – Wayne
5 0 0 0 3 8 7 0 – Albion
From the Seniors game, Wayne offensive leaders were Blake Bartos with a pair of singles and run scored while Reid Korth doubled and scored. Trevor DeBoer also scored for Post 43.
Josh Lutt picked up the win in six innings striking out five batters and walking one. Korth earned the save in the final inning striking out two batters.
The Wayne Post 43 Juniors and Seniors will next host Tekamah-Herman on Friday, July 10 at 5:30/8 p.m. The Seniors will have their Senior Night Friday evening while Post 43 will also be in action for a seniors-only, nine inning outing against Lincoln Southwest at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 12.