Timely Bunting, Complete Game Effort From Redden Pushes Post 43 Juniors Through Elimination Round

WAHOO – Wayne Post 43 Juniors will live to fight to another day following a 5-1 Sunday afternoon victory in the Class B Junior American Legion Baseball State Tournament.

From Sam Crawford Field in Wahoo, Area 5 Champion Wayne Post 43 competed against Area 7 Champion Alliance Post 7 to open day two of the state tournament.

Post 43 started off strong with two runs in the first and a run in the second to lead 3-0. Alliance Post 7 then produced their lone run of the game in the top of the third. Wayne added two more runs in the fifth to secure the 5-1 victory. Post 43 is now 25-1 while Alliance ended their season at 26-10 going 0-2 at state.

Aiden Liston singled and drove in two runs while Devin Anderson singled, drove in a run and scored twice to pace Wayne at the plate.

Kaleb Moormeier doubled and drove in a run; Jase Dean singled and scored; Zach McManigal and Wyatt Heikes both singled as Gavin Redden scored twice.

Redden picked up the complete game victory in seven innings allowing one run off seven hits while striking out five batters and walking one.

Mikey Johnson paced Alliance at the plate with three singles wile Tony Escamilla singled and scored. Kaden Ferguson, Landen Crowe and Jonah Amill all singled as Espen Lanik accounted for a RBI.

Ferguson suffered the loss in an inning and two-thirds allowing three runs off three hits while walking two batters and hitting one. Crowe worked the final four and a third allowing two runs off three hits while striking out one batter and walking two.

Game Two:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

0 0 1 0 0 0 0  1 7 1 – Alliance Post 7 Juniors

2 1 0 0 2 0 X  5 6 0 – Wayne Post 43 Juniors


Class B (Wahoo) and Class C (Creighton) state tournament scores.

Sunday games:

Wayne 5, Alliance 1

Hickman 13, Broken Bow 5

Sutton 7, Plattsmouth 2

Lincoln Christian 5, Wahoo 1


Monday games:

Hickman vs. Plattsmouth at 1 p.m.

Wayne vs. Wahoo at 4 p.m. *Game being carried on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com. Pregame around 3:40 p.m.

Sutton vs. Lincoln Christian at 7 p.m. * winner’s bracket.