VALLEY – After dropping a home doubleheader last Friday, the Wayne High baseball team took to the road for their first of two outings this week.
From Douglas County West High School in Valley, WHS competed against DC West.
Wayne High entered the fifth inning with a 4-1 lead and produced 13 runs off four hits where there were nine walks drawn in the fifth. The Blue Devils won 17-1 in five innings to improve to 2-2 while Douglas County West fell to 0-5.
WHS scored a run in the second before DC West tied the game up in the third. The Blue Devils then scored three runs in the fourth ahead of their 13-run fifth inning.
Wayne High was led by Jacob Kneifl with a single, double, RBI and run scored as James Dorcey singled twice, drove in three runs and scored.
Max Miller and Kaleb Moormeier both singled twice, scored twice and drove in two runs; Jaxon Mrsny singled twice, drove in a run and scored; Victor Kniesche singled and scored twice; Jacob Anderson accounted for a RBI; Devin Anderson scored three times; Toby Braun scored twice and had two RBI as Calvin Starzl, Justin Sherman and Brooks Kneifl all scored.
Brooks Kneifl picked up the complete game win in five innings of hitless baseball allowing one run while striking out 10 batters and walking three.
WHS at DC West:
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
0 1 0 3 13 17 11 1 – Wayne
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 – DC West
The Wayne High baseball team will next be in action on Thursday, April 1 at Crete at 4:30 p.m. for the varsity game and 6:30 p.m. for JV competition.