Blue Devil Baseball Secures Fifth Straight Win

St. PAUL – After being rescheduled one week later, the Wayne High baseball team took part in their sixth road game of the season following a stretch of four consecutive home games.

From St. Paul, the Blue Devils visited St. Paul/Palmer on Thursday.

Wayne High built an early lead and added a strong late inning to win 6-1. The Blue Devils picked up their fifth consecutive win improving to 8-4 while St. Paul/Palmer had their two-game winning straight snapped falling to 2-8.

WHS started with a run in the first inning followed by a two-run second inning to lead 3-0. Following a trio of scoreless innings, Wayne High outscored St. Paul/Palmer, 3-1 in the sixth to win 6-1. The Blue Devils won the hit department, 5-3 and had one error compared to three by St. Paul/Palmer.

Gavin Redden finished with two singles and two RBI while Toby Braun singled, drove in run and scored for Wayne. James Dorcey singled and drove in a run, Wyatt Heikes singled and scored twice, Kaleb Moormeier and Brandon Bartos both accounted for a RBI, Calvin Starzl scored twice as Kaden Keller scored once.

James Dorcey (59 pitches) picked up the win in four innings allowing an earned run off two hits while striking out six batters and walking one. Brooks Kneifl (26 pitches) worked two innings allowing one hit and striking out four batters () while Kaleb Moormeier (13 pitches) closed out the final inning striking out two batters.

The Wayne High baseball team will return to Hank Overin Field in Wayne on Monday, April 18 hosting Platteview. Varsity will open the day now at 2 p.m.