Consistent Hitting Allows Wayne High To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

WAYNE – Following a week off from competition, the Wayne High Blue Devil baseball team played host to South Sioux City Thursday evening.

From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, WHS had a rescheduled game with the Cardinals.

Wayne High began the first inning with a pair of runs while outscoring SSC in the second inning 4-1. Leading 6-1, and after a scoreless third, the Blue Devils brought in a run in the fourth and three more in the fifth. The Cardinals added one more run in the sixth as Wayne High held on for the 10-2 win. WHS snapped a three-game losing streak to now sit 3-3 while South Sioux City falls to 0-5.

WHS vs. SSC:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R   H  E

0 1 0 0 0 1 0   2  2   2 – SSC

2 4 0 1 3 0 X 10 11 4 – WHS

Sophomore Hagan Miller recorded a single, double, drove in three runs and scored one run for Wayne High while fellow sophomore Gunnar Jorgensen picked up two RBI singles and two runs scored. Sophomore Trevor DeBoer added a two RBI double and sac-fly RBI as senior Zane Jackson doubled and freshman Reid Korth tacked on a single and double. Freshman Jacob Kneifl and senior Brennan O’Reilly also tallied a RBI single as sophomore Blake Bartos singled.

Kneifl picked up the win (2-1) in six innings allowing two runs off of two hits while striking out five batters and walking two. Junior Drew Buck pitched two innings striking out four batters and walking two.

Wayne High will next host Blair on Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. with JV to play before at 11 a.m. while South Sioux City will compete in the Columbus Invite also on Saturday.