WAYNE – With the Wood Bat Tournament scheduled for this weekend at two northeast Nebraska ball parks, the Wayne Post 43 Juniors and Seniors competed in another Ralph Bishop League outing.
From Hank Overin Field in Wayne, Post 43 welcomed in Hooper-Scribner where the Juniors won 21-2 to improve to 3-3 while the Seniors scored the final run on a passed ball to win 10-9 and remained undefeated at 6-0.
In the Seniors game, Wayne took the early lead with a run in the first and four more in the second while Hooper Scribner got on the board with a three-run third. Wayne outscored Hooper-Scribner, 2-1 in the fourth and scored once more in the fifth to lead 8-4 before Hooper-Scribner outscored Post 43, 5-1 in the sixth to tie the game up. Wayne then brought in the winning run in the home half of the seventh to win 10-9.
Blake Bartos tripled and drove in three runs while Reid Korth singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice. James Dorcey singled twice and scored three times; Max Miller singled twice and drove in two runs; Brock Hopkins singled while Jacob Kneifl, Jacob Anderson, Toby Braun, Calvin Starzl and Devin Anderson all scored.
A trio of pitchers combined for the win with Bartos (54 pitches) starting the opening three innings allowing three earned runs off two hits while striking out two batters and walking four. Dorcey (56 pitches) worked two and a third innings allowing five runs (three earned) off six hits while striking out five batters and walking two. Korth (43 pitches) closed out the game in an inning and two-thirds allowing an earned run off one hit while striking out five batters and walking two.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 3 1 0 5 0 9 9 2 – Hooper/Scribner
1 4 0 2 1 1 1 10 8 2 – Wayne
During the Juniors outing, Wayne took control from the start with six runs in the first and eight more in the second to lead 14-0. Both teams scored two runs in the third while Post 43 ended the game with a five-run fourth inning to win 21-2.
Aiden Liston recorded three singles, seven RBI and one run scored; Cooper Zara singled twice, doubled, drove in two runs and scored three times while Wyatt Heikes singled twice, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice. Calvin Starzl tripled, drove in two runs and scored three times; Jase Dean singled twice and scored three times; James Dorcey accounted for three RBI and two runs scored; Ryan Karsky added a RBI and four runs scored while Devin Anderson, Chase Leatherdale and Zack McManigal all scored.
Heikes (54 pitches) secured the win in four innings allowing two runs off two hits while striking out nine batters. Anderson (19 pitches) closed out the final inning striking out and walking one batter each.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
0 0 2 0 0 2 2 4 – Hooper-Scribner
6 8 2 5 X 21 12 3 – Wayne
The Wayne Post 43 Juniors/Seniors will both next compete in Pool B of the 2021 Wakefield/Wayne Wood Bat Tourney from Hank Overin Field in Wayne. The Post 43 Juniors will open Saturday, June 12 against Lennox at 10 a.m. and play Wahoo at 6 p.m. also Saturday while the Post 43 Seniors will face Wahoo at 4 p.m. and Beresford at 8 p.m. both on Saturday. The Wayne Seniors will then face Arlington at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 13.
The Juniors championship game is scheduled for 5 p.m. with Seniors at 7 p.m. both at Eaton Field in Wakefield on Sunday.