YORK – The Dirt Devil 14 & Under softball team fought their way through the gold bracket Saturday and Sunday during the USSSA Class B State Tournament.
After going 1-1 in pool play Friday (loss 10-3 to Blair Flames/won 9-0 over Lincoln Lightning 13s) and winning 4-0 over the Norfolk Golden Girls Saturday morning, Wayne suffered their first loss.
The 14s Loss to Synergy Mudd Jockies 13U (9-2) Saturday night before Sunday games featured a 10-3 win over Bennington 13U; 8-4 victory over NE Elite 04 and a season-ending defeat of 6-1 to the Blair Flames. The Dirt Devil 14s finished fifth at state and are now 16-7 on the season. The 16 & Under team will next compete at state this weekend in Hastings.
From the loss to Synergy, Liberty Titiml doubled and drove in a run for Wayne. Kendall Dorey singled and drove in a run as Amara Hurlbert singled.
Dorey suffered the loss in three innings allowing nine runs (two earned) off six hits while striking out three batters and walking five.
During the win over Bennington, Dorey doubled and drove in three runs as Brooklyn Kruse singled, tripled and drove in a run for Wayne. Logan Miller singled and drove in two runs; Hannah Gubbels singled and drove in a run while Hope O’Reilly, Hurlbert and Titiml all singled and Jaime Janke accounted for a RBI.
Dorey picked up the win in four innings allowing three runs off two hits while striking out seven batters and walking four.
In the win against NE Elite, Dorey went off for two singles, a double and four RBI while Kruse doubled and drove in a run for Wayne. Hannah Gubbels, Miller and O’Reilly all singled and drove in run as Samantha Gubbels, Hurlbert and Titiml all singled.
Dorey picked up the win in four innings allowing five runs (one earned) off five hits while striking out seven batters and walking three.
From the defeat to Blair, Dorey, Miller and O’Reilly all singled as Hurlbert accounted for the lone run driven in for Wayne.
Dorey suffered the loss in four innings allowing six earned runs off seven hits while striking out five batters and walking three.