LOGAN VIEW/ SCHUYLER – Second Round Tri County League Bronco Division Tournament games were played Wednesday evening which saw one Wayne team advance to a championship game and another eliminated one game away from the semifinal round.
#3 Wayne Blue played in Scribner against #2 Logan View Gold during the Lower Division (bottom 8 teams) and won 11-6 while #7 Wayne White suffered a 9-8 loss at #2 Schuyler in the Upper Division (top 12 teams).
During the Lower Division semifinal, Logan View Gold took a 3-0 lead in the first inning before Wayne Blue answered with a four-run third. Logan View Gold outscored Wayne, 2-1 in the fourth as Wayne Blue used a 4-1 fifth and two more runs in the sixth inning to pull away for the 11-6 victory.
Wayne Blue improved to 6-7 on the season and avenged their 7-4 loss against Logan View Gold back on June 1.
Adrian Contreras tripled twice, drove in three runs and scored while Alejandro Archundia singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice. Blake Smith singled three times and scored three times; Chase Sturm singled twice, drove in four runs and scored; Spencer Moormeier and Reece Ames both singled and scored; Karter Hays and Aiden Petersen each accounted for a RBI as Cale Eischeid scored twice.
Contreras (90 pitches) accounted for the win in five innings allowing six earned runs off eight hits while striking out 12 batters and walking two. Sturm (17 pitches) worked the final inning striking out three batters and walking one.
1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
0 0 4 1 4 2 11 11 0 – Wayne Blue
3 0 0 2 1 0 6 8 0 – Logan View Gold
From the road outing in the Upper Division, Schuyler led 3-2 after the opening inning while Wayne White used a three-run second to lead 5-3. After Schuyler tied the game up at 5-5 with two runs in the third, Wayne White regained the lead in the fourth with two runs. Schuyler scored a run in the home half of the fifth as Wayne answered with a run in the top of the sixth to lead 8-6. Schuyler then recorded a three-run home half of the sixth to win in walk-off fashion, 9-8.
Wayne White finished their season at 7-5 as the team committed a total of eight errors in the loss.
Herwin Bernal doubled, drove in a run and scored twice while Jenner Dorey doubled, drove in a run and scored. Dylan Jensen singled, drove in a run and scored; Will Patefield singled and scored twice; Jackson McMenamin accounted for two RBI and one run scored; Lakin Stange added two RBI; James Birkel finished with a RBI as Camden Hall scored.
Patefield (119 pitches) suffered the complete game loss in five and two-thirds allowing nine runs (five earned) off seven hits while striking out 10 batters and walking three.
1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
2 3 0 2 0 1 8 4 8 – Wayne White
3 0 2 0 1 3 9 7 1 – Schuyler
#3 Wayne Blue will host #5 Bancroft-Lyons (defeated #1 Wisner, 15-13) during the 2021 Bronco Lower Division Championship game on Wednesday, July 7. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this year.
Upper Division Bronco games will play their semifinal final round also next Wednesday but at Tekamah-Herman. Match-ups include #1 Pender vs. #5 Howells/Dodge and #2 Schuyler vs. #3 West Point Patriots.
Pony and Didget first round match-ups will begin this evening.
From the Summer Sports Complex in Wayne, both Wayne teams will begin the 14-team Pony Division. #4 Wayne White (7-4) will host #13 Bancroft-Lyons (1-10) at 6 p.m. followed by #3 Wayne Blue (8-3) vs. #14 Schuyler (1-10) at 8 p.m.
In the Upper Didget Division (top 12 teams), #11 Wayne White (6-5) will visit #6 North Bend Orange (8-3). The winner will advance to next Tuesday’s quarterfinal against #3 Pender (10-1). Lower Division bracket (bottom 11 teams)
Wayne Blue secured the #2 seed in the Upper Didget Division with their 10-1 record and will await the winner of either #7 Oakland-Craig (8-3) or #10 West Point Patriots (6-4) who play Thursday evening. Wayne Blue earned a bye and will play on Tuesday, July 6.