WAYNE – After suffering just their second loss all season in the semifinals last Thursday, the Wayne Pony youth baseball team finished their season with a mark in the win column.
From the Summer Sports Complex, Wayne welcomed in Pender during the 2020 Northeast Nebraska Baseball League Tourney in the pony division Saturday evening.
Wayne made quick work of Pender, winning 15-0 in four innings to secure the third place finish and close out the shortened-summer season at 10-2. Saturday marked the third meeting between Wayne and Pender. Wayne topped Pender, 11-0 on June 28 and then 6-3 to close out the regular season on July 15. The two losses were to Oakland (5-4) on July 5 and to Wakefield (8-1) in the semifinals last Thursday.
Saturday’s Pony Division Championship game favored #1 Oakland over #3 Wakefield, 13-5.
Gavin Redden paced Wayne at the plate going 3-for-3 while Devin Anderson went 2-for-3 and Dom Dominguez added a 1-for-1 performance with two walks for Wayne. Kaleb Moormeier, Kaden Keller, Calvin Ankeny, Ryan Karsky and Caden Wiese all added a hit.
Redden picked up the win in three innings striking out five batters and walking one as Moormeier closed out the final inning allowing the only hit of the game for Pender while striking out one batter.
Other Wayne youth baseball results from the 2020 Northeast Nebraska League Tournament with teams from the Tri-County League:
Wayne White Didgets (4-9) finished fourth with an opening round win over the West Point Twins, 12-7 on July 19 before falling to the West Point Patriots, 4-2 on July 21 and then Howells-Dodge, 4-0 during the consolation game on July 23.
Wayne Blue Didgets (2-10) suffered loss to Dodge-Howells, 11-8 on July 19 and to the West Point Twins, 4-3 on July 21.
Didget Champion: West Point Patriots over Pender, 9-5.
#5 Wayne White Broncos (11-8) finished third with an opening round win over #4 Wayne Blue, 6-3 on July 20; lost to #1 West Point Patriots, 8-1 on July 22 before defeating #6 Wakefield, 8-3 in the consolation round on July 24.
#4 Wayne Blue Broncos (8-6) lost to #5 Wayne White, 6-3 on July 20 before ending their season with a 20-8 victory over #8 West Point Twins on July 22.
Bronco Champion: #2 Pender defeated #1 West Point Patriots, 10-0.