WAYNE – Postseason high school softball began Monday night for Class B teams and Wayne High.
From the Wayne Softball Complex #1 Wayne opened with #4 Schuyler and WHS took control from the start thanks to a four-run first inning. The Blue Devils then added three runs in the second and five more in the third to win 12-0 in three innings.
After #2 Seward run-ruled #3 Blue River 10-0 in four innings during the B-6 Subdistrict, the Blue Devils and Bluejays battled in a semifinal game Monday night. Both teams were scoreless until the fifth inning when Wayne scored once and again with two more runs in the sixth to win 3-0. WHS has won 22 straight and 18th year head coach Rob Sweetland landed his 500th win as Wayne improved to 27-3 and Seward fell to 17-11.
Wayne High was led in game one by Tori Kniesche with three doubles, two runs scored and two RBI while Kendall Dorey added a two-run homer, a single and three runs scored for Wayne.
Hope O’Reilly singled twice, scored twice and drove in a run; Brooklyn Kruse singled twice and drove in a run; Nicole Fertig singled, scored twice and drove in a run; Kayla Fleming singled, scored and drove in a run; Brianna Nissen singled and scored as Virginia Kniesche scored once.
Kendall Dorey picked up the no-hit, shutout game in three innings striking out six batters and walking one.
1 2 3 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 5 – Schuyler
4 3 5 12 12 0 – Wayne
Game two leaders went to Dorey with a triple and run scored while Aliah Schulz doubled and scored for Wayne. Tori Kniesche singled; Brooklyn Kruse singled and scored as Taytum Sweetland singled and drove in a run.
Tori Kniesche picked up the perfect game in seven innings striking out 20 of 21 batters faced (one out caused by obstruction).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 – Seward
0 0 0 0 1 2 X 3 5 0 – Wayne
In the elimination game, #3 Blue River topped #4 Schuyler 7-0 to next face #2 Seward at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The championship game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. between #1 Wayne and the Seward/Blue River winner at 3:30 p.m.
Join Sports Director, Aaron Scheffler on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and online at waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage set for 3:15 p.m. or 20 minutes following the Tuesday elimination game.