SEWARD – The Dirt Devil 14s closed out the Class B USSSA State Softball Tournament with a 3-3-1 record over the weekend.
After dropping a 9-4 decision and posting a 5-5 tie on Friday, Saturday scores saw Wayne defeat the Nebraska Thunder Wallace 14U, 5-3; defeat Prodigy Easton (18-3) and fall to Fremont Force (11-0). The Dirt Devil 14s then split Sunday games defeating Scorpions Mrl Crane 14U (9-8) but lost to the Norfolk Golden Girls (8-0). Wayne is now 6-10-1 on the season as they finished fourth place in the Silver Division in Seward.
In the win over Nebraska Thunder, Wayne used a four-run second inning to lead 4-1. Nebraska Thunder Wallace outscored Wayne 2-1 in the third but the Dirt Devil 14s held on for the 5-3 victory.
Delaney Kruse tripled and scored while Rylin Hall singled and drove in two runs for Wayne. Taytem Ellis singled, drove in a run and scored twice; Samantha Gubbels singled and drove in a run; Hannah Gubbels added a RBI as Emily Jaeger and Caitlyn Mostek both scored.
Sammi Gubbels picked up the win in four innings allowing three earned runs off six hits while striking out one batter and walking another.
1 2 3 4 R H E
1 0 2 0 3 6 0 – Nebraska Thunder Wallace
0 4 1 X 5 4 0 – Wayne
From the win over Prodigy Easton, the Dirt Devil 14s jumped ahead 5-0 after the first and outscored Prodigy Easton 2-1 in the second and 5-2 in the third. Wayne put the game away with a six-run fourth to win 18-3.
Ellis singled, doubled, tripled, drove in six runs and scored twice; Kruse singled three times, drove in a run and scored four times while Jersi Jensen singled twice and scored four times for Wayne. Hall singled twice, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice; Samantha Gubbels doubled twice and drove in four runs; Sammi Gubbels singled, drove in a run and scored twice; Hannah Gubbels singled, drove in a run and scored twice; Jaeger added a RBI and run scored; Mostek accounted for a RBI and Kierah Haase scored.
Hall picked up the win in four innings allowing three runs (one earned) off four hits while striking out two batters.
1 2 3 4 R H E
5 2 5 6 18 15 3 – Wayne
0 1 2 0 3 4 4 – Prodigy Easton
During the loss to Fremont, the Force scored two runs in the first and nine more in the third to win 11-0.
Jensen recorded the lone single of the game.
Sammi Gubbels suffered the loss in two and two-thirds allowing seven runs (six earned) off five hits while striking out one batter and walking two. Hall worked a third of an inning allowing four runs off four hits.
1 2 3 4 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 1 2 – Wayne
2 0 9 X 11 9 0 – Fremont Force McGee
In the victory over Scorpions, both teams scored two runs in the first inning before Scorpions took the lead in the second with two more runs. The game was tied at seven all entering the fourth, where the Dirt Devil 14s outscored Scorpions 2-1 to win the game 9-8.
Kruse singled, tripled and scored twice while Hall singled twice and drove in three runs for Wayne. Jensen singled twice and drove in two runs; Hannah Gubbels, Hailey Schroeder and Mostek all singled, drove in a run and scored; Ellis singled, drove in a run and scored twice as Haase singled twice and scored. Sammi Gubbels also scored.
Hall picked up the win in two and a third innings allowing three earned runs off five hits while striking out one batter. Sammi Gubbels worked an inning and two-thirds allowing five runs (four earned) off five hits while walking one batter.
1 2 3 4 R H E
2 2 3 1 8 10 6 – Scorpions Mrl Crane 14U
2 0 5 2 9 12 1 – Wayne
From the loss to Norfolk, the Golden Girls jumped ahead with two runs in the first inning and one more run in the second. The Norfolk team then scored five runs in the fourth to win 8-0.
Sammi Gubbels doubled while Hall singled for Wayne.
Sammi Gubbels suffered the loss in three innings allowing seven runs (six earned) off five hits while striking out three batters and walking one. Hall worked two innings allowing one run off two hits.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
2 1 0 5 0 8 7 0 – Golden Girls
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 – Wayne
The Dirt Devil 14s will next host Logan View on Tuesday, July 14 at 6/7:30 p.m.