BATTLE CREEK – The Wayne Post 43 Juniors closed out their regular season league schedule Friday night.
Wayne visited Battle Creek and jumped ahead 2-1 in the first. Post 43 then tallied three runs in the second and four more in the third to lead 9-1. Wayne also outscored Battle Creek 3-1 in the fifth to win 12-2. The Wayne Jrs are now 15-4 overall and 9-3 in Ralph Bishop League play with the league standings to be released this weekend and tournament to begin Monday.
Jacob Kneifl recorded a single, double and two RBI while Toby Braun singled twice and drove in a run for Wayne. Reid Korth, Gunnar Jorgensen and Brock Hopkins all singled and drove in two runs; Brandon Bartos singled and drove in a run; Blake Bartos singled as Brooks Kneifl accounted for a RBI.
Brooks Kneifl picked up the complete game win in five innings allowing two runs (one earned) off six hits while striking out three batters and walking one.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
2 3 4 0 3 12 9 3 – Wayne
1 0 0 0 1 2 6 1 – Battle Creek
The Wayne Post 43 Juniors will be joined by the Wakefield/Wayne Post 81 Srs from Hank Overin Field today hosting Creighton. The Juniors game is scheduled for 4 p.m. followed by the Srs around 6:30 p.m.
Wayne will await their opponent during the Ralph Bishop League Tournament July 1-7.
The Wakefield Post Jrs and Wakefield/Wayne Post 81 Srs were also in action Friday night in Columbus. In the Jrs game, Lakeview won over Wakefield 5-3 while the Lakeview Srs held off Wakefield/Wayne Post 81, 12-11. The Jrs fell to 4-8 overall/RBL while the Srs dropped to 12-5 (7-2 RBL).