WAKEFIELD/SIOUX FALLS, SD – Two of the weekend youth tournament baseball teams from Wayne were in action at a pair of locations this past weekend.
From Wakefield, the Wayne Broncos competed in the Wood Bat Tournament while the Wayne Ponies traveled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Pool play games were held Sunday morning and evening for the Wayne Broncos who won 16-0 over Ponca Blue and 10-2 against West Point. The Wayne Bronco Tournament team was then crowned champions following an 11-1 victory over Ponca Black Sunday evening to improve to 5-2 this season.
In the shutout win over Ponca Blue, Blake Smith singled twice, doubled, drove in three runs and scored three times while Jackson McMenamin singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored.
Aiden Petersen singled twice and scored; Reece Ames singled, drove in two runs and scored; Noah Magnuson singled and scored twice; Kamden Hall singled and scored; Kash Haase and Easton Endicott both scored twice as single runs came from Colston Starzl, Spencer Moormeier and Maddux Heithold.
Endicott (55 pitches) picked up the complete game shutout victory not allowing a hit while striking out nine batters and walking one.
1 2 3 4 R H E
3 0 2 11 16 10 0 – Wayne Broncos
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 – Ponca Blue
During the win against West Point, McMenamin singled, tripled, drove in a run and scored twice; Starzl doubled and scored twice while William Patefield doubled, drove in a run and scored.
Petersen singled twice, drove in two runs and scored; Haase singled, drove in two runs and scored; Magnuson singled and drove in a run; Endicott accounted for a RBI as single runs came from Smith, Heithold and Moormeier.
Smith (73) picked up the complete game no-hitter victory in five innings allowing two runs while striking out 12 batters and walking two.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
1 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 – West Point
1 2 3 2 2 10 8 4 – Wayne Broncos
From the championship victory with Ponca Black, Patefield singled twice, doubled, drove in a run and scored three times while Moormeier doubled, drove in a run and scored.
McMenamin singled twice and scored; Smith singled, drove in a run and scored; Hall singled and drove in two runs; Petersen scored twice as single runs came from Starzl, Endicott and Evan Greve.
Petersen (57) picked up the complete game win in five innings allowing an earned run off five hits while striking out seven batters.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
4 0 3 0 4 11 8 0 – Wayne Broncos
0 1 0 0 0 1 5 5 – Ponca Black
Following a Friday night comeback 8-4 victory over Renner, the Wayne Pony Tournament team finished the weekend with a 9-1 loss against Dakota Valley along with wins of 11-0 over Harrisburg and 7-6 against Sioux Falls Post 15. The Wayne Ponies are now 4-3 on the season.
During the Saturday loss, Gavin Anderson tripled and scored while Mason Heikes doubled. Parker Patefield and Austin Heiser both singled.
Anderson (91 pitches) suffered the loss in four innings allowing eight runs (six earned) off nine hits while striking out seven batters and walking two. Heikes (17) came in during the final inning allowing one run and walking two batters.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
0 0 0 0 1 1 4 3 – Wayne Ponies
3 2 1 2 1 9 9 2 – Dakota Valley
Mason Heikes picked up the complete game shutout victory against Harrisburg while Brodrick Tiedtke and Gavin Anderson combined for the win over Sioux Falls Post 15.
Next up for the Wayne Pony, Bronco and Didget Tournament teams will be their home tournament this weekend.