CROFTON – Following a home split earlier this week, the Wayne Post 43 Juniors and Seniors took to the road during a Friday night showdown.
Wayne visited Crofton as the Post 43 Juniors snapped their two-game losing streak with a 12-10 victory while the Seniors won 15-5 to win their third straight now at 3-0.
From the Juniors contest, Wayne started off strong thanks to a seven-run first inning before Crofton cut into the deficit with a three-run second. Post 43 then added a run in the third as Crofton outscored Wayne 3-2 in the fourth. Both teams scored a run in the fifth which favored Post 43 leading 11-7. Crofton outscored Wayne again in the sixth, 3-1 but Wayne held on for the 12-10 victory. Post 43 improves to 2-2 on the season.
Jacob Anderson recorded a single, double, two RBI and three runs scored for Wayne. Calvin Starzl added two singles, a RBI and run scored; James Dorcey singled and scored twice; Max Miller doubled and scored; Cooper Zara accounted for two RBI; Wyatt Heikes added a RBI as Zach McManigal, Aiden Liston and Justin Sherman all scored. Toby Braun also scored twice.
Cooper Zara picked up the win in three innings allowing three runs (two earned) off two hits while striking out four batters and walking three. Justin Sherman worked three innings allowing seven runs (five earned) off five hits while striking out two batters and walking five.
1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
7 0 1 2 1 1 12 6 2 – Wayne
0 3 0 3 1 3 10 7 6 – Crofton
During the Senior game, Post 43 jumped ahead with a seven-run first before adding a run in the second and two more in the third to lead 10-0. Crofton got on the board with four runs in the home half of the fourth before Wayne outscored Crofton 5-1 in the fifth to win 15-5.
Tyrus Eischeid posted three singles, drove in two runs and scored twice while Reid Korth doubled twice, drove in two runs and also crossed the plate twice. Hagan Miller added a single, triple, two RBI and three runs scored; Jacob Kneifl tripled and drove in two runs; Gunnar Jorgensen doubled, drove in three runs and scored once; Blake Bartos singled and scored twice; Brock Hopkins singled, drove in a run and scored; Josh Lutt scored twice as Toby Braun and Trevor DeBoer both scored.
Lutt picked up the win in three and two-thirds allowing four runs off four hits while striking out six batters and walking one. Bartos worked a third of an inning allowing one run and walking three batters as Korth closed out the final inning striking out three batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
7 1 2 0 5 0 15 11 2 – Wayne
0 0 0 4 1 X 5 4 5 – Crofton
The Wayne Post 43 Juniors are off until Wednesday, July 1 when they join their Seniors hosting Pender at 5:30/8 p.m. The game will be carried on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and online at waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage set for around 5:10 p.m.
The Wayne Post 43 Seniors will next host Creighton on Monday, June 29 at 5:30/7:45 p.m.