Brooks Kneifl Records First-Ever Perfect Game At Wayne, First Inning Run Just Enough

WAYNE – A pitcher’s dual was put on full display Monday afternoon where only one hit was allowed in six and a half innings.

From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, the Blue Devils welcomed in the co-op team of Guardian Angels Central Catholic/Scribner-Snyder/West Point-Beemer Monday late afternoon.

An early run was scored off an error with two outs which led to a 1-0 victory for Wayne High over the Patriots. The Blue Devils improved to 4-4 while Guardian Angels Central Catholic/Scribner-Snyder/West Point-Beemer fell to 0-4.

WHS will also visit GACC/Scribner-Snyder/West Point-Beemer on April 26.

In the varsity outing, a two-out dropped flyball in centerfield allowed Wayne to score the lone run of the game. The Blue Devils finished with the lone hit on the day while the Patriots committed two errors.

Freshman Gavin Redden scored for Wayne after reaching base on a walk as junior Wyatt Heikes recorded a single.

Junior Brooks Kneifl (85 pitches) pitched the perfect game no-hitter striking out 13 batters and also added two fielding outs. This marks the first-ever perfect game at Wayne High.

Patriot pitcher, senior Reese Schlecht also put on a show (92 pitches) in five and two-thirds allowing the lone run off an error and one hit while striking out five batters and walking two.

The Wayne High baseball team will be right back in action on their home field hosting South Sioux City at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5.

The Patriots will next visit Douglas County West on Thursday, April 7.