Wayne Softball Opens 2022 Schedule Vs. Blair Thursday Night

WAYNE – Following an evening jamboree outing last Thursday, the Wayne High softball team will open their 2022 season this evening with a Class B opponent.

Wayne High softball will compete in Class C during the postseason but play several Class B opponents this year.

The Blue Devils are scheduled to host their first three weeknight games while also welcoming in seven other teams during the Wayne Invitational this weekend.

This evening’s Wayne vs. Blair softball game will get underway with a JV outing at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity competition at 6:30 p.m. from the Wayne Softball Complex.

Wayne High finished last season at 18-9 falling to Grand Island Northwest in the Class B District final. The Blair Bears went 16-13 last year.

In the 2021 meeting in Blair, the Bears won 8-3 over Wayne.

Fans of Nebraska softball are invited back to the Wayne Softball Complex on Saturday, August 20 during the Wayne Invite starting at 9:30 a.m. featuring teams of Arlington, Centura/Central Valley, Highway 91, Ord, Pierce, Ponca, Twin River and the host Wayne.

WHS will open against Highway 91 at 9:30 a.m. on the Northeast field. Other first round match-ups will be Ord vs. Arlington (Northwest); Centura/Central Valley vs. Ponca (Southeast) and Pierce vs. Twin River (Southwest) all at 9:30 a.m.

The Wayne/HWY 91 winner/loser will play the winner or loser of the Ord/Arlington game while the Centura-Central Valley/Ponca winner/loser will play the winner or loser of the Pierce/Twin River game.

Games will also be played at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


Thursday area games:
@ Bishop Neumann: NEN (Pender/Wisner-Pilger) VS Bishop Neumann
@ Fort Calhoun: Guardian Angels Central Catholic VS Fort Calhoun
@ Ponca: Pierce VS Ponca
@ South Sioux City: Omaha Mercy VS South Sioux City
@ St. Paul: O’Neill VS St. Paul