Blue Devil Baseball Moves Above .500 With Second Straight Win

WAYNE – Following a 1-0 victory to open the week, the Wayne High baseball team was right back on the home diamond one day later.

From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, the Blue Devils welcomed in Class B South Sioux City on Tuesday.

Early and late run production led Wayne High to an 11-4 victory. The Blue Devils have now won back-to-back improving to 5-4 while the Cardinals fell to 1-5.

WHS scored early with two runs in the first inning before both teams scored twice in the second favoring Wayne, 4-2. South Sioux City tied the game up thanks to single runs in the top half of the fourth and fifth before Wayne High put the game away thanks to a two-run home half of the fifth and five-run sixth inning. Final favored Wayne High, 11-4 as both teams finished with 10 hits and two errors.

Aiden Liston singled twice, drove in three runs and scored once; Kaleb Moormeier singled twice, drove in a run and scored once as Brandon Bartos singled twice, drove in a run and scored twice for Wayne High. Also, a day after a perfect game on the mound, Brooks Kneifl recorded a two-run home run and also scored another run.

James Dorcey singled, drove in a run and scored once; Devin Anderson singled and scored twice; Gavin Redden singled and scored once as Jacob Anderson and Toby Braun both accounted for a RBI. Kaden Keller also scored once.

James Dorcey (41 pitches) secured the victory in two innings of relief work allowing two runs (one earned) off four hits while striking out three batters and walking one. Kaleb Moormeier (68 pitches) started the opening three innings allowing two earned runs off five hits while striking out four batters and walking three. Gavin Redden (31 pitches) closed out the final two innings allowing one hit and striking out three batters.

The Wayne High baseball team was scheduled to visit St. Paul/Palmer on Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m. from the Grover Cleveland Alexander Ball Field in St. Paul. The game has now been postponed due to weather.