O’NEILL – Ahead of postseason high school softball on Monday, Wayne High competed in the Mid State Conference Tournament.
From O’Neill, #2 Wayne opened with the host #3 O’Neill Saturday morning.
Wayne began with a 7-0 shutout over O’Neill and then suffered a 7-6 loss against #1 Guardian Angels Central Catholic. Wayne High is now 13-8 on the season.
In the victory over O’Neill, Wayne High scored two runs in the first and second innings to lead 4-0. WHS then added single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to win 7-0 in six innings.
Brooklyn Kruse singled twice and drove in three runs while Nyla Bolles singled, drove in a run and scored twice.
Liberty Titiml singled, drove in a run and scored; Mackenzie Nissen singled and drove in a run; Logan Miller singled and scored; Delaney Kruse singled; Samantha Gubbels accounted for a RBI as Taytem Ellis and Kierah Haase scored.
Gubbels (75) picked up the win in four and two-thirds allowing three hits while striking out six batters and walking three. Nissen (21) worked an inning and a third allowing one hit while striking out two batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 – O’Neill
2 2 1 1 1 X 7 7 0 – WHS
During the championship loss against GACC, Wayne led 2-0 early in the game and added two more runs in the third to go up 4-0. The Bluejays then posted a five-run fourth inning to lead 5-4 before WHS tied the game back up at 5-5 with a run in the fifth. GACC then outscored Wayne, 2-1 in the sixth to win 7-6.
Haase singled, drove in two runs and scored while Reagan McGuire singled, drove in a run and scored. Bolles singled and scored; Nissen singled; Delaney Kruse accounted for two RBI as Ellis scored twice.
Gubbels (82) suffered the loss in three and two-thirds allowing five runs (four earned) off three hits while striking out five batters and walking three. Nissen (24) worked two and a third allowing two earned runs off one hit while striking out and walking one batter each.
1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
0 0 0 5 0 2 7 4 4 – GACC
2 0 2 0 1 1 6 4 1 – WHS
In the C-5 Subdistrict played in Milford on Monday, October 3, #3 Wayne High will open postseason play against #2 David City Aquinas Catholic at 3 p.m.