WEST POINT/WAYNE – A trio of youth baseball teams were in action Tuesday evening during the 2020 Northeast Nebraska League Tournament.
Both the didget teams were in West Point during their second-round schedule. The Wayne Whites dropped a 4-2 decision against the West Point Patriots to now sit 4-8 on the season in the winner’s bracket while the Wayne Blues ended their season at 2-10 with a one-run, 4-3 loss against the West Point Twins.
During the Wayne White Didgets game, Jahiem Hamik recorded a homerun. Carson Heiser, Noah Magnuson, Will Patefield and Cale Eischeid also collected hits.
In the Blues game, Colston Starzl recorded the lone hit being a single and drove in a run. Camden Hall and Parker Zara both added RBI walks.
Aiden Petersen pitched three innings striking out five batters as Hall worked the next three innings striking out three batters.
The Wayne White Didgets will next face Howells-Dodge on Thursday, July 23 during the consolation game at 7 p.m.
Moving into the first round of the Pony Division, #2 Wayne defeated #7 West Point Twins, 9-1 from the Summer Sports Complex in Wayne. Wayne improves to 9-1 on the season.
As a team, Wayne went 13-30 with six doubles, three walks and just one strikeout.
Kaleb Moormeier went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles while Jace Dean added a 3-for-4 performance. Devin Anderson went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks; Dom Dominguez went 2-for-4 with a double; Gavin Redden went 1-for-2 with a double, walk and sacrifice fly; Kaden Keller went 1-for-4 with a double and Ryan Karsky went 1-for-3.
Redden picked up the win in three innings allowing one hit while striking out seven batters and walking one. Keller provided three innings of relief allowing one run off five hits while striking out four batters and walking two as Moormeier came in for the final inning striking out and walking one batter each.
The Wayne Ponies will next face #3 Wakefield Thursday who defeated #6 West Point Patriots, 5-4.