WAKEFIELD – The 33rd annual Lefty Olson Mid-Summer Classic closed out Sunday.
Hosted by the Wakefield Youth Rec Committee, top teams were:
9 & Under Coach Pitch Division: Blair Grizzlies placed first, Ponca White second
10 & Under Division: Wayne placed first, O’Neill second
12 & Under Division: Wayne placed first, Oakland second
14 & Under Division: Lincoln Blacksox placed first, Siouxland Stars second
For the Wayne bronco travel team, following a 9-2 Friday night victory over the Norfolk Steel, Wayne defeated Ashland (6-0); Oakland (7-6) and got past Laurel (3-1) to be crowned tournament champions and improve to 14-1 on the season.
In the win over Ashland, Gavin Redden tripled and drove in two runs as Alex Frank doubled and drove in two runs for Wayne. Kaden Keller singled and doubled while Jase Dean, Zander Liston and Jace Jorgensen all singled and Devin Anderson accounted for a RBI.
Alex Rodriguez picked up the win in four innings allowing one hit while striking out eight batters and walking two. Gavin Redden worked the final two innings striking out six batters.
From the win against Oakland, Gavin Redden, Zander Liston and Kaleb Moormeier both singled and drove in a run for Wayne. Devin Anderson and Calvin Ankeny both singled.
Devin Anderson and Gavin Redden combined for the win. Devin Anderson started the opening three and two-thirds allowing five runs (three earned) off five hits while striking out seven batters and walking five as Gavin Redden closed out the final inning and a third allowing an earned run off two hits while striking out three batters.
During the victory against Laurel, Kaleb Moormeier singled, tripled and drove in a run while Jace Jorgensen doubled for Wayne. Kaden Keller and Ankeny both singled.
Gavin Redden picked up the win in four innings allowing an earned run off one hit while striking out nine batters. Moormeier worked the final two innings scoreless striking out two batters.
Moving into the Saturday games for the Wayne ponies, Wayne topped Oakland-Craig 6-5 Saturday morning (played as league game as well) but then fell to the Siouxland Stars 9-8 in the semi’s. Wayne finished their regular season at 17-5 overall (10-1 tri-county league). The Tri-Co tourney beings Saturday in Wayne with opponent to be determined.
In the win over Oakland, Calvin Starzl and James Dorcey both doubled for Wayne. Aiden Liston, Kaden Hopkins and Yair Alcantara all singled.
James Dorcey picked up the complete game win in six innings allowing five runs off seven hits while striking out six batters and walking four.
From the loss to Siouxland, Alcantara and Dorcey both singled and doubled for Wayne. Starzl singled twice as Liston and Cooper Zara each tallied a single.
Wyatt Heikes pitched the opening four innings allowing six runs off four hits while striking out two batters and walking seven. Starzl worked the final two innings allowing three runs off one hit while walking three batters.