WAYNE – The Wayne Post 43 Juniors closed out their regular season Tuesday night in preparation for area tournament play later this week.
From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, Post 43 entertained South Sioux City during a Junior American Legion showdown.
After avoiding damage in the opening inning with two South Sioux base runners stranded in scoring position, Wayne took the early lead with two runs. Post 43 tacked on two more runs in the third before pinch-hitting their five bench players starting at the top of the lineup which led to three more runs in the fourth. Wayne finished off the game with one run in the fifth to win 8-0 by run rule and ended their regular season at 21-4. SSC fell to 7-21.
Jacob Anderson recorded a double and drove in a run as James Dorcey singled twice for Wayne. Brandon Bartos and Justin Sherman (accounted for the game-winning RBI) both singled and drove in a run while Blake Bartos, Reid Korth, Brock Hopkins and Tyrus Eischeid all singled. Brooks Kneifl and Gunner Jorgensen also accounted for a RBI.
Eischeid picked up the complete game shutout win in five innings allowing one hit while striking out six batters and walking one.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 – SSC
2 0 2 3 1 8 9 2 – Wayne
The Wayne Post 43 Juniors will next compete in the Class B Area 3 Tournament on Friday, July 12. #2 Wayne will face #7 Arlington now at 5:30 p.m. (official time released Wednesday morning) in Valley. Wayne has defeated Arlington twice (15-0 in Wayne on June 19/6-5 on July 7 during league championship).