Wayne Post 43 Takes Advantage Of Run-Rule, Advances To Championship Wednesday

WAHOO – Wayne Post 43 scored 10 runs their final inning and two-thirds to punch their ticket to Championship Wednesday.

From Sam Crawford Field in Wahoo, the Class B Junior American Legion baseball state tournament began day four on Tuesday with an elimination game.

Wayne Post 43 eliminated their third opponent by securing a 15-7 victory over Sutton in five innings.

Sutton began the game with a run in the top of the first while Wayne answered with two runs in the home half of the first to lead 2-1. Post 43 then outscored Sutton, 3-2 to lead 5-3 through two innings before both teams were held scoreless in the third. Wayne again outscored Post 61, 6-1 in the fourth to lead 11-4 and concluded with a 4-3 scoring margin in the fifth to win 15-7.

Wayne Post 43 won their third straight improving to 27-1 while Sutton ended their season at 24-6 with back-to-back losses.

Aiden Liston recorded a four-hit game with three singles, a double, three RBI and two runs scored; Gavin Redden singled three times, drove in two runs and scored; Devin Anderson singled twice, drove in a run and scored four times while Ryan Karsky singled twice, drove in a run and scored twice.

Kaleb Moormeier singled, drove in two runs and scored; Kaden Keller singled, drove in a run and scored twice; Jase Dean singled and drove in a run; Wyatt Heikes singled; Zach McManigal scored twice as Will Leseberg scored.

Heikes (103) picked up the victory in five innings allowing seven runs off 10 hits while striking out three batters and walking five.


Aidan Jones singled twice, drove in a run and scored while Weston Ohrt singled twice and scored for Sutton.

Eli Nething doubled; Payton Reed singled, drove in a run and scored twice; Myles Jones singled, drove in a run and scored; Carson Mau singled and drove in a run; Thomas Bonde and Declan Peterson both singled and scored as Myles Ferguson accounted for a RBI.

Bonde suffered the loss in four innings allowing 12 runs off 12 hits while striking out one batter, walking five and hitting two. Aidan Jones worked two-thirds of an inning allowing three runs off three hits while walking two batters.

Game Four:

1 2 3 4 5  R     H E

1 2 0 1 3   7  10 5 – Sutton Post 61

2 3 0 6 4 15 15 2 – Wayne Post 43

Class B (Wahoo) and Class C (Creighton) Junior American Legion State Tournament scores here.

Wayne Post 43 will play Plattsmouth in the elimination semi-final round at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. Wayne suffered a 9-0 loss to Plattsmouth on Saturday in game one of the state tourney.

Plattsmouth shutout Lincoln Christian, 9-0 in five innings Tuesday evening to send Lincoln Christian to the winner-take-all championship game against the winner of either Wayne or Plattsmouth scheduled for 8 p.m. (roughly 30 minutes after the first game concludes).

Pregame coverage of Wayne baseball will be at 4:40 p.m. on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com. Wayne would need to win the 5 p.m. game to advance to the winner-take-all final to follow the first game.