O’NEILL – Tuesday night marked game number four in six days ahead of a week off for the Wayne High softball team.
WHS visited O’Neill Tuesday evening and most of the runs were scored late which saw O’Neill get the last chance in the home half of the seventh with a walk-off 4-3 victory. O’Neill improves to 2-3 while Wayne High saw their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 3-2.
O’Neill scored one run in the first before both teams were held scoreless through the fifth. Wayne took their lone lead of the game with two runs in the top of the sixth but the Eagles answered with two runs in the home half of the sixth to regain the lead 3-2. After Wayne High tied the game at three all in the top of the seventh, O’Neill used a homerun in the bottom of the seventh to win 4-3.
Kendall Dorey recorded a two-run homerun while Taytum Sweetland singled twice and scored for Wayne. Virginia Kniesche singled and drove in a run as Aliah Schultz added a run.
Sammi Gubbels (40 pitches) suffered the loss in an inning and a third allowing two earned runs off three hits while striking out four batters and walking one. Dorey (127 pitches) worked five innings allowing two earned runs off one hit while striking out eight batters and walking 10.
Wayne at O’Neill:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 4 0 – Wayne
1 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 4 1 – O’Neill
The Wayne High softball team will next compete in the Bishop Neumann triangular with Highway 91 on Tuesday, August 31.