WAYNE – Another busy week began Monday for the Wayne High baseball team with an afternoon home outing.
From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, the Blue Devils welcomed in Platteview.
Wayne High secured their sixth straight win thanks to a 4-1 victory over the Trojans. WHS improves to 9-4 on the season while Platteview fell to 5-7.
The Blue Devils brought two runs across the plate in the first inning and following a scoreless second, scored once more in the third to lead 3-0. Both teams scored in the fourth while neither team could score to close out the game. Final favored Wayne High over Platteview, 4-1. WHS outhit the Trojans, 5-3 as Wayne High finished with three errors compared to one from Platteview.
Devin Anderson singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice while Toby Braun tripled and scored for Wayne High. Gavin Redden singled, drove in a run and scored; Aiden Liston singled as Kaleb Moormeier accounted for a RBI.
Brooks Kneifl (94 pitches) picked up the complete game win in seven innings allowing one run off three hits while striking out 10 batters and walking two.
The Wayne High baseball team will be on the road two more times this week. WHS will visit Twin River on Tuesday, April 19 and play at Omaha South on Thursday, April 21.