WAKEFIELD/LYONS – With a rain delay in Tri County League Pony and Didget Division tournament games on Saturday, a pair of Wayne Blue teams were in action Sunday evening.
#3 Wayne Blue traveled to Wakefield to face #8 Wakefield in the Pony Division consolation game while #1 Wayne Blue Didgets were in Lyons Sunday evening facing #5 West Point Wildcats in the finals.
Wakefield defeated Wayne, 5-3 in the Pony third place game as Wayne Blue ended their season at 10-5 while the Wayne Blue Didgets secured a 7-0 victory over the West Point Wildcats to be crowned Upper Didget Division champions and finished their season at 13-1.
During the Pony outing, Wayne Blue scored a run in the second before Wakefield tied the game with a run in the third and took a 4-1 lead with two runs in the fourth and one more in the fifth. Wayne cut into the deficit with two runs in the sixth but Wakefield scored once more in the seventh to win 5-3.
Mason Heikes and Brayden Navarro-Bell both singled twice as Will Leseberg and Kaden Keller both singled and drove in a run. Alex Frank and Samuel Etter both singled and scored; Gavin Anderson singled; Keegan Rubendall accounted for a RBI as Brodrick Tiedtke scored.
Gavin Anderson (94 pitches) suffered the loss in five innings allowing four runs (three earned) off three hits while striking out nine batters and walking two. Keller (28 pitches) closed out the final inning allowing one run while striking out two batters and walking one.
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0 0 1 2 1 0 1 5 3 5 – Wakefield
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 9 4 – Wayne Blue
In the shut-out victory for the Wayne Blue Didgets, Kash Haase singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored while Easton Endicott, Colston Starzl, Brayden Wehrer and Carson Heiser all recorded a doubled, RBI and run scored. Easton Gamble singled twice and scored; Liam Rockhill singled and drove in two runs as Tucker Raveling scored.
Starzl secured the win in five innings allowing one hit while striking out 12 batters and walking three. Endicott came in for the sixth inning striking out two batters and walking one.