WAYNE – While two Dirt Devil softball teams were on the road, the other two teams competed at home against a pair of Norfolk clubs.
From the Summer Sports Complex, the Dirt Devil 14s hosted the Norfolk Golden Girls 2 while the Dirt Devil 16/18s welcomed in Kelly’s Tuesday evening.
During the 14U doubleheader, the Norfolk Golden Girls 13U won 12-7 and then held off the Dirt Devils 8-7 in the second game. The Dirt Devils opened their season at 0-2.
The Golden Girls took the early 4-0 lead after the first and extended their lead thanks to a 7-2 second. The Dirt Devils scored five runs in the third but gave up one run in the top of the fourth to fall 12-7.
Delaney Kruse singled twice, drove in two runs and scored while Rylin Hall singled, drove in a run and scored. Jersi Jensen singled twice and scored twice; Hannah Gubbels and Taytem Ellis both singled and scored, Kierah Haase scored and Emily Jaeger drove in a run.
Sammi Gubbels suffered the loss in four innings allowing 12 earned runs off 10 hits while striking out three batters and walking five.
1 2 3 4 R H E
4 7 0 1 12 10 1 – Golden Girls
0 2 5 0 7 7 0 – Dirt Devils
During the second game, the Golden Girls scored two runs in the first, one in the second and two more in the third to lead 5-0. The Dirt Devil 14s then took the lead thanks to a seven-run fourth but the Kelly’s added a run in the home half of the fourth before regaining the lead with two runs in the fifth to win 8-7.
Haase doubled twice and drove in a run, Samantha Gubbels singled, drove in a run and scored while Taytem Ellis doubled, drove in a run and scored. Sammi Gubbels singled twice and scored; Delaney Kruse doubled and scored; Caitlyn Mostek singled, drove in two runs and scored; Emily Jaeger singled and scored while Hall accounted for a run scored.
Hall suffered the loss in five innings allowing eight runs (five earned) off 10 hits while striking out four batters and walking seven.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
0 0 0 7 0 7 9 2 – Dirt Devils
2 1 2 1 2 8 10 1 – Golden Girls
In the 16/18s matchup with Kelly’s, Kelly’s won the opening game 5-2 while the Dirt Devils answered with a 9-6 victory. The Dirt Devil 16/18s are now 3-1 on the season.
The Dirt Devils took the early 2-0 lead after the first inning before the Norfolk Kelly’s answered with a three-run second inning. Kelly’s added two more runs in the fourth to win 5-2.
Aliah Schulz singled twice and scored while Rachel Hobbs singled and drove in a run. Brooklyn Kruse also scored.
Hobbs suffered the loss in four innings allowing five runs (one earned) off seven hits while striking out five batters and walking three.
1 2 3 4 R H E
0 3 0 2 5 7 1 – Kelly’s
2 0 0 0 2 3 2 – Dirt Devils
Wayne jumped ahead in game two with an 8-2 first inning as Kelly’s scored two runs in each of the second and third. The Dirt Devil 16/18s also scored a run in the top of the third to win 9-6.
Jamie Janke singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Dirt Devils. Logan Miller added a single, two RBI and run scored while Kruse and Schulz both singled and scored. Taytum Sweetland and Mikaela McManigal both scored as Rachel Hobbs and Nikki Fertig drove in a run and accounted for a run scored. Hailey Schroeder also drove in a run.
Hobbs secured the win in four innings allowing six runs (four earned) off six hits while striking out six batters and walking four.
1 2 3 4 R H E
8 0 1 0 9 5 5 – Dirt Devils
2 2 2 0 6 6 2 – Kelly’s
The Dirt Devil 14s will next visit the Norfolk Golden Girls 1 on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30/8 p.m. from Liberty Bell Park while the 16/18s will play at Pender on June 25 at 6/7:30 p.m.