WEST POINT – Two members from each Wayne Pony youth baseball team were selected to participate in this year’s Tri County Baseball League All-Star game.
According to a release from the Tri County League website, the Pony All-Star game is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14 from Timmerman Field in West Point at 7 p.m. If the game is rained out, it will not be rescheduled.
Representing Wayne White will be Calvin Ankeny and Gavin Redden on the Red Team while Kaden Keller and Will Leseberg from Wayne Blue were selected for the Blue Team.
Each player should arrive at Timmerman Field by 6:30 p.m. as players will wear their team hat for the game with coaches handing out all-star shirts. Coaches for the all-star game were selected from the top two teams in the regular season standings being Pender and Oakland-Craig.
Wayne Blue finished third in the regular season standings but suffered a 5-3 loss to #8 Wakefield (Wakefield eliminated #1 Pender in round two, 5-1) in the consolation round to end the year 10-5 while Wayne White entered the Pony Tournament as the number four seed and went 1-1 with a 12-4 win over #13 Bancroft-Lyons but dropped a 13-2 decision to the runner-up team of #5 West Point Patriots ending with an 8-5 record. #2 Oakland-Craig won the Pony League tourney over the Patriots, 15-5.
Throughout the season, Wayne White was led at the plate by Gavin Redden with a .583 batting average, 21 hits (10 singles), team leader in doubles (five), triples (three) and homeruns (three) to go along with a team-high 31 RBI. Redden was also second in runs scored with 21. Ankeny led the team in singles with 15 of his second on team leading 17 hits, second in doubles with two and was second in batting average with a .592.
In the pitching category, Ankeny recorded the most innings of 20 1/3 in nine appearances with one start going 1-1. He allowed 19 runs (12 earned) off 21 hits while striking out 21 batters and walking 11. Ankeny finished with an ERA of 4.131. Redden was right behind in innings pitched with 16 in seven appearances with three starts going 2-0 allowing just three runs (two earned) off six hits while striking out a team-leading 39 batters and two walks with a .875 ERA.
Keller paced Wayne Blue in hits this summer with 30, two triples, three homeruns, 35 runs scored and a team leading .612 batting average while tying for first in runs batted in with 27. Keller was also third on the team in singles with 20 and had five doubles. On the rubber, Keller tossed the most innings for Wayne Blue at 33 2/3 appearing in eight games with four starts going 4-1, he finished 2-2 in saves allowed 18 runs (eight earned) off 18 hits while striking out 57 batters and walking 13. He had an ERA of 1.663.
Leseberg was second on the team in batting average with a .533, finished third on the team in hits with 24 (23 singles (second on team)/one double) and fifth in the RBI category with 15.
The Pony All-Star game will last seven innings with all players in the batting order and each player must play at least two innings of defense. Pitchers can only pitch a maximum of three innings each. Two pony players were selected from each of the 14 teams.
All Stars – Red Team (PENDER COACHING STAFF)
|Pender||Alex Roth, Trevor Trimble|
|Wayne White||Calvin Ankeny, Gavin Redden|
|West Point Patriots||Trey Schlecht, Brayden Doggett|
|Wakefield||Mason Lamprecht, Tim Kaufman|
|North Bend||Wyatt Schwanebeck, Luke Ortmeier|
|Stanton||Becker Pohlman, Barrett Wilke|
|Schuyler||Christopher Shannon, Carter Perrin|
All Stars – Blue Team (OAKLAND CRAIG COACHING STAFF)
|Oakland-Craig||Nolan Magnusson, Corbin Guill|
|Wayne Blue||Kaden Keller, Will Leseberg|
|Howells / Dodge||Rylan Nelson, Melvin Delgado|
|Tekamah||Spencer Pagels, Cale Belfrage|
|Arlington||Killian McIntosh, Zane Gerrish|
|BRLD||Eyan Tuttle, Gavin Hardeman|
|Pierce||Ben Bolling, Tyler Schultz|