WAYNE – After competing on the road against a pair of Class B opponents in early September, the Wayne High softball team took part in a weeknight road contest.
From the Wayne Softball Complex, WHS welcomed in a fellow Class C team being Tekamah-Herman.
The Blue Devils found themselves in a 7-0 hole after the top of the third inning. Wayne High closed the game with eight straight runs to win 8-7 in walk-off fashion as Jersi Jensen drove in the winning run being Delaney Kruse.
Wayne High is now 6-3 on the season while the Tigers fell to 7-8.
Following back-to-back scoreless innings, Tekamah-Herman went off for a seven-run third inning which included a grand slam by Sammie Brodersen. Wayne’s defense then dominated the remainder of the game while the offense chipped away at the deficit with a run in the bottom of the third as well as three runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh to win 8-7.
Delaney Kruse finished the night with three singles, two RBI and two runs scored while Nya Bolles singled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice for Wayne. Taytem Ellis doubled, drove in a run and scored as Mackenzie Nissen doubled and drove in a run.
Liberty Titiml singled and scored twice, Kierah Haase singled, Rylin Hall accounted for a RBI as Jordyn Gamble scored.
Nissen (66) picked up the victory in five innings allowing four runs off three hits while striking out four batters and walking one. Sammi Gubbels (43) started the opening two innings allowing three runs (two earned) off two hits while striking out three batters and walking two.
WHS vs. T-H:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 5 3 – T-H
0 0 1 0 0 3 4 8 9 3 – WHS
The Blue Devil softball team will next join the teams of Bishop Neumann, Yutan, North Bend, Plattsmouth, South Sioux City, Platteview and the host Mercy during the Omaha Mercy Monarchs Invitational Tournament. #3 WHS will open Saturday morning at 9 a.m. against #6 Plattsmouth.
Other games will be played at 10:45 a.m. and then at 1 p.m. in the final round.
Bracket: Mercy Softball Bracket 9-8-22